Besnard Lakes, The / A Coliseum Complex Museum
Album: A Coliseum Complex Museum   Collection:General
Artist:Besnard Lakes, The   Added:Jan 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-02-14 Pull Date: 2016-04-17
Week Ending: Apr 17 Apr 3 Mar 27 Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6 Feb 28 Feb 21
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 4 3 7

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 07, 2017: satin fever
Golden Lion
4. Mar 26, 2016: Mix Tape: The Legacy Lives On
Pressure Of Our Plans
2. Apr 10, 2016: K-Area
The Bray Road Beast
5. Mar 17, 2016: Life Aquatic
3. Mar 31, 2016: radio seven
The Bray Road Beast
6. Mar 16, 2016: The Snotty The Kitten Show

Album Review
DJ Aporia
Reviewed 2016-02-05
Montreal’s other married-couple-turned-band returns with a triumphant record packed with soaring anthems, beautiful guitars, and vocals of grand proportions. Their most pop-oriented record yet, it nevertheless reveals an obsession with the paranormal and influences from shoegaze and classic rock.

RIYL Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade, Destroyer, Elephant 6 collective
Favorites: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
FCC Clean

1. (5:30) ***The Bray Road Beast - Dreamy vocals, initial gentle pulsing beat, lightly buzzing and shuffling synths. Explodes at 1:51 into heavier percussion and electric guitar. Soaring, celestial anthem by the end.
2. (3:48) *****Golden Lion - Post-punk main guitar line. Ominous interplay between repetitive guitar line and vocals. Very driving chorus.
3. (5:22) *Pressure of Our Plans - Anchored by a deep green bassline. Gold, ethereal, warm synths. First half is more of a slow-burner about restless love. Second half gradually builds until its victorious closing with some searing electric guitar.
4. (4:28) Towers Sent Her to Sheets of Sound - Warped, orange synths and drawn out vocals. Outer space-y. Steady bassline that grooves.
5. (4:26) The Plain Moon - Alternates between funk+industrial guitars and synthpop. Guitar line comes in occasionally, heavy and reminiscent of classic rock.
6. (3:40) *Necronomicon - Floats in the ether with some steady, whistling synths and drumming. Reminds me of the feeling I get when listening to Modest Mouse’s “Blame It on the Tetons”. The soundtrack for cruising down a highway just as dawn breaks.
7. (5:09) ***Nightingale - Sensing inspiration from Low. Mid-tempo, mournful. Gorgeous, especially prominent instrumentation. Silver synths at 2:56. Nice dose of chiming slide guitar enters in at 4:02.
8. (6:13) Tungsten 4: The Refugee - Future Islands-esque synths to start. Steady, motorik propulsion and an instrumental breakdown from 3:40 to the end. A guitar lover’s paradise.

Track Listing
1. The Bray Road Beast   5. The Plain Moon
2. Golden Lion   6. Necronomicon
3. Pressure Of Our Plans   7. Nightingale
4. Towers Sent Her To Sheets Of Sound   8. Tungsten 4 - The Refugee