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The Besnard Lakes

The Besnard Lakes raise immediate comparisons to the Arcade Fire, but those are primarily due to accidents of geography and band chemistry: like the Arcade Fire, the Besnard Lakes are from Montreal and led by a married couple. That's largely where the similarities end, because if this Quebecois collective resembles any of its Canadian counterparts, it would be as an unexpectedly effective combination of the Dears' psychedelic pop hooks and the languid space rock ambience of early Broken Social Scene. The aforementioned married couple, singer and guitarist Jace Lasek and singer and bassist Olga Goreas, formed the Besnard Lakes in 2001 as a sideline to Lasek's day job as an in-demand producer at the Montreal recording studio he and Goreas own, Breakglass Studios. (Lasek has produced and engineered records by Wolf Parade, the Dears, Stars, and many other Canadian indie acts.) The band was originally a full-time project, but before it could record its debut album, the other members of the band left. Undaunted, Lasek and Goreas recorded nearly all of 2003's Besnard Lakes, Vol.1 on their own during down time at the studio, then self-released the result. Following the album's glowing reviews, a touring lineup eventually solidified with guitarists Steve Raegele and Jeremiah Bullied, and drummer Kevin Laing. During sessions for the band's second album, Bullied was replaced by Richard White and keyboardist and arranger Nicole Lizée joined the band. Signing to the venerable dream pop indie label Jagjaguwar, the Besnard Lakes released their second album, The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse, in February 2007 and followed it up with The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night in March 2010. 2011 saw the band embark on a couple of different soundtracking projects, including the recording of music for both Mark Ruffalo's Sympathy for Delicious and a multimedia documentary entitled Welcome to Pine Point. During that same year they began sessions for what would eventually become 2013's Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO, which was longlisted for that year's prestigious Polaris Music Prize. A Coliseum Complex Museum, the group's sixth studio long player, followed in early 2016. ~ Stewart Mason
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO

1. 46 Satires

2. And Her Eyes Were Painted Gold

3. People Of The Sticks

4. The Specter

5. At Midnight

6. Catalina

7. Colour Yr Lights In

8. Alamogordo

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Track List: The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse

1. Disaster

2. For Agent 13

3. And You Lied To Me

4. Devastation

5. Because Tonight

6. Ride The Rails

7. On Bedford And Grand

8. Cedric's War

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Track List: Volume I

1. Skyscraper Girls

2. This Thing

3. For Spy Turned Musician

4. Thomasina

5. You've Got To Want To Be A Star

6. Deep, Desultry Dream

7. Life Rarely Begins With Tungsten Film #1

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Track List: A Coliseum Complex Museum

1. The Bray Road Beast

2. Golden Lion

3. Pressure Of Our Plans

4. Towers Sent Her To Sheets Of Sound

5. The Plain Moon

6. Necronomicon

7. Nightingale

8. Tungsten 4: The Refugee

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Track List: Are The Roaring Night

1. Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt. 1: The Ocean

2. Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt. 2: The Innocent

3. Chicago Train

4. Albatross

5. Glass Printer

6. Land Of Living Skies Pt. 1: The Land

7. Land Of Living Skies Pt. 2: The Living Skies

8. And This Is What We Call Progress

9. Light Up The Night

10. The Lonely Moan

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Track List: You Lived In The City - EP

1. We're Here For A Good Time (Not A Long Time)

2. Holiday Sin

3. Some Colour In The Sky

4. The Corner

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Yeah, ummmmm please come to utahhhhhh haha haha. I'm even thinking about going to Chicago to see them on the 22nd
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alaskadani
One of my new favorite bands. Dying for them to come to Alaska.
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Nice
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Great people
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I am diggin' them. More and more each song I hear.
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love 'em
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Pretty interesting introduction to these waters...
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i like it
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Sounds OK, need to hear more.
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complicated but rewarding.
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I love the Besnard Lakes.

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