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The Besnard Lakes

The Besnard Lakes are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings

Full Time Hobby

limited clear 2lp + locked groove d-side + download

Released: 29th Jan 2021


limited purple 2lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 19th Mar 2021



Released: 29th Jan 2021


dinked edition 77 - 140g orange / red splatter 2LP* + orange flexi disc* + Hand-numbered sleeve* + dinked sticker* + locked groove d-side + download (500 only) *exclusive to Dinked Edition

Released: 29th Jan 2021


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A sweeping psychedelic post-rock epic focusing on life and death; this will wear a deep groove in your shelf from repeated turntable selection.

Nearly five years after their last lightning-tinted volley, the magisterial Montreal psych-rock band have sworn off compromise, split with their long-standing label, and completed a searing, 72-minute suite about the darkness of dying and the light on the other side. the group's sixth album capitalises on their knack for rock songs with cacophonic heft and ethereal grace. 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. 'The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings' is a bright-blazing requiem: nine tunes that are one tune and six musicians who make one band - unleashed and unconstrained, piercing and technicolour. At the end of the golden day, the Besnard Lakes are right where they should be. “what they are right now is a deep-diving band with an eye for a song cycle and sonic catharsis” 8.4/10 – backseat mafia.


The Besnard Lakes are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings


  1. Blackstrap
  2. Raindrops
  3. Christmas Can Wait
  4. Our Heads, Our Hearts On Fire Again
  5. Feuds With Guns
  6. The Dark Side of Paradise
  7. New Revolution
  8. The Father of Time Wakes Up
  9. Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings

dinked flexi 

  1. Superego

dinked edition 77

-140g orange / red splatter 2LP *

-1-sided orange flexi disc featuring exclusive track “Superego” *

-Hand-numbered sleeve *

-dinked stickered*

-locked groove d-side


-Limited edition of 500

*exclusive to Dinked Edition