The Besnard Lakes has been a force of experimental pop music over the last decade. Hailing from Montreal, their soundscape matches the expansive tundra that covers most of Canada. The new full length Until Excess, Imperceptible UFO feels like a timeless venture through a dream-space that almost seems familiar. Each song has a moment of existence that bleeds the line of post-rock and pop to create a true sense of art. The Besnard Lakes put out another classic gem that should not be overlooked, listen to it above.
Another new release this week was Young Man from Chicago. The sophomoric album is called Beyond Was All Around Me. Staying with the experimental pop category, Young Man plays a more upbeat type of pop mixed with influences like Pink Floyd and Twin Shadow. They bring a chill element to a rather eccentric style of electro-pop that has a lot of unique drum beats. “In A Sense” and “Josie” are my favorite tracks.