The Besnard Lakes return with “People of the Sticks”, the band’s first glimpse of brilliant light taken from their forthcoming album, Until in Excess, Imperceptiple UFO, coming April 2 through Jagjaguwar. That’s quite an intriguing title as husband and wife duo Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas have spent the past two albums convincing fans about the existence of “Roaring Nights” and “Dark Horses” along with themes of espionage, codes and imminent danger lurking around every corner. But you wouldn’t know it from this new track. Somewhere among the ether of Spiritualized and Blue Cheer lies The Besnard Lakes ability to hypnotize and subdue with a gentle ease that can erupt with molten guitar fuzz and explosive texture at any given moment. There are no hidden clues to be found as any theme is temporary blinded by the sheer beauty of the Besnard Lakes’ trademark sound.
Similar to The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night’s “Albatross” we are treated to Goreas’ measured call among rich guitar tapestries and ambient keys on “People of the Sticks”. As effortless as this song comes across you can’t help but imagine the epic proportions and gems that await us among the remaining seven album tracks. “People of the Sticks” is basically the band’s “hey guys did you miss us much?” That’s a silly question. words/ s mcdonald