The Besnard Lakes Bring New Music to The Bowery BallroomMay 1st, 2013
Husband Jace Lasek (guitar and vocals) and wife Olga Goreas (bass and vocals) are music people. They own the Montreal recording studio Breakglass Studios and formed the Besnard Lakes in 2003. The couple self-recorded the majority of Volume 1, the band’s debut album, at their studio when time allowed, and then self-released it. They later added band members Kevin Laing (drums) and Richard White (guitar), and a second album, The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse, in 2007. Their third disc, The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night, filled with slow-building, psychedelic-tinged music, followed three years later. And right on time, the Besnard Lakes (above, playing “Devastation” live in studio for Radio K) are back with their fourth full-length, Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO (stream it below). Released about a month ago, the album has plenty of pop hooks and ethereal sound. And you’re sure to hear plenty of it on Friday night at the Bowery Ballroom.