The Besnard Lakes – “The Motorway” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Besnard Lakes - "The Motorway" (Stereogum Premiere)

Much like their Canadian peers Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Arcade Fire, the Besnard Lakes have been orchestrating their own sort of cinematic-rock splendor for over a decade. Their sweeping compositions incorporate a slew of classical instruments, like the occasional glockenspiel or flute, and assume blanket textures that bring to mind the warm density of shoegaze. They’re following up 2013’s Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO with a brief 12″ titled The Golden Lion, which precedes an album due next year. Slinking away from the darker corners that linger throughout much of their previous output, B-side “The Motorway” opens the blinds and surges with glorious heat. Listen below.

The Golden Lion is out 11/13 on Jagjaguwar. Pre-order it here.