The Besnard Lakes’ last LP The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night was a glorious piece of thrilling dream pop rock, and the wait for a follow up has been a long one. It seems as though the wait will have been worth it if the ambition of the album matches up to its delightfully bombastic title: Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO.
Work on the album began in summer 2011 and over the course of a year the band pulled together the tracks which feature several guest players including Moonface’s Spencer Krug and Mike Bigelow, The Barr Brothers’ Sarah Page, and Monica Guenter. The album also sees the return of Fifth String Liberation Singers’ Choir.
The album will be released by ever-reliable indie label Jagjaguwar, and on their site they tell that:
“The story of the album unfolds its introspection on the endurance of the human spirit during prophetic times as told by a spy or two, maybe more. Each of the eight tracks on the album takes off, coasts, and lands smoothly, with a jubilant slowburn of its own momentum for the benefit of the larger picture. The Besnard Lakes create a distinct and dreamy headspace, an enigmatic and somehow familiar placelessness. It happens in such a way that both the close and casual listener find themselves immersed in the generous sonic vision, one moment as timeless as the next.”
Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO will be released on April 2nd, but you can hear one of its tracks entitled “People Of The Sticks” over at NPR or just below. The beautiful cover art is at the top of this article and you can see the album’s track list at the bottom.
Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
1. 46 Satires
2. And Her Eyes Were Painted Gold
3. People Of The Sticks
4. The Specter
5. At Midnight
7. Colour Yr Lights In
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