BY ANGIE MARTIN
The Besnard Lakes are no strangers to illustrating the art and science of songwriting. The Canadian sextet and longtime member of beloved indie label Jagjaguwar precisely structure each track as if they’re building a village of Tetris pieces that fit perfectly with each strum of the guitar, outpour of vocals, or beat of the drum. Vocalists Olga Goreas and husband Jace Lasek alternate lead vocals and accurately pay homage to their indie pop shoegaze heart and soul within each track. Their vocals atop one another (or in succession) sound as if the universe conspired to bring them together in both matrimony and music making. It’s hard to say if one of them is art and the other is science, but it’s easy to declare that their life-long commitment to each other continues to birth dreamy music we all need in our lives.