Long Center Presents

The Besnard Lakes

March 6, 2021

About the show


BONUS: There will be a 48-hour, on-demand viewing period directly following the broadcast of the show.

Nearly five years after their last lightning-tinted volley, the magisterial Montreal psych-rockband returns with their sixth album The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings. 

The Besnard Lakes have passed through death and they’re here to tell the tale. Ignited by their love for each other, for playing music together, the sextet found themselves unspooling the most uncompromising recording of their career. Despite all its grandeur, …The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings honours the very essence of punk rock: the notion that a band need only be relevant to itself. At last the Besnard Lakes have crafted a continuous long-form suite: nine tracks that could be listened together as one, like Spiritualized’s Lazer Guided Melodies or even Dark Side of the Moon, overflowing with melody and harmony, drone and dazzle, the group’s own unique weather.