The Besnard Lakes from Montreal, Canada have adopted all the interesting traits of their great influences. The rich harmonies of The Beach Boys, the reverberating ambience and orchestration of Roy Orbison, the grand gesture of Spiritualized, the compelling cadence of Pink Floyd and the falsetto of Freddy Mercury.
The Besnard Lakes are masters at creating sophisticated experimental pop songs that have the atmosphere of Twin Peaks hanging around them the whole time. And the whole thing is wonderfully finished off with a mad dash of Fleetwood Mac, making both inexperienced and experienced listeners accept the Lakes effortlessly.
Released in January 2021, 'The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings' is their sixth full-length album.