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Kickass Song of the Day – The Besnard Lakes


If you calling me a hipster allowed me to listen to more kick-ass indie rock, I’d say, hand me a fucking PBR and get outta my way, I’m on a mission to raise some horns. Beer in hand, today I’m bringing back the long-interrupted Kickass Song of Day. Rejoice.

Quebecois rock outfit The Besnard Lakes comes in with today’s selection, Devastation. Off their 2007 release, The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse, this wicked song churns out the power chords like an ex-con on a vodka bender, delivering the lyrics “what a fucking pile of shit” like they coined the term. The video below brings scenes of destruction, the kind rising in your veins, finely rendered chaos, entropy, the Horses of the Apocalypse, plain bad luck. Wicked.

Listen to it, perhaps in your car, perhaps in the shower, and belt it out right along with them. Headbang, smash your beer bottles, melt your army men, take the Lord’s name in vain, give the finger to your boss, feel the devastation.

If you have no place to listen, perhaps take advantage of a found hi-fi, find yourself an electical outlet and listen as your fists clench and the full-on rawk invades your body. Do it.

For the full KASOTD series, click here. Or don’t, I really don’t care anymore. Caring is so twenty minutes ago.

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