New Music - The Besnard Lakes

The other day the folks at Jagjaguar sent me a heads up about a new band that I‘ve since become very excited about. The Besnard Lakes are from Montreal and have their sophomore album, The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse, set for release February 20th. The album begs the question - what if Brian Wilson had grown up listening to Dark Side of the Moon? It is a combination of the epic song structure of Pink Floyd mixed with lush harmonies that are instantly reminiscent of The Beach Boys.

The album is available for pre-order at the Jagjaguar website, and is also streaming in its entirety there as well. It certainly works as a good old fashioned album-listening experience, as there is a definite uniformity running through the album’s 8 songs. Primarily the work of the husband & wife songwriting team of Jace Lasek and Olga Gorea, the album was recorded at their own studio. Bands like Wolf Parade, Islands, and Sunset Rubdown have also recorded there, and the album features an assortment of talented artists from the thriving Montreal scene contributing to the songs as well.

MP3 - And You Lied To Me

And get more info at their myspace.

And look for The Besnard Lakes near you:

03/11/07 Bloomington, IN - Landlocked Music w/ Madeline
03/15/07 Austin, TX - TBA w/ SXSW
03/16/07 Denton, TX - Hailey's
03/19/07 Phoenix, AZ - The Paper Heart
03/20/07 Los Angeles, CA - Echo
03/22/07 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
03/23/07 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
03/25/07 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
03/26/07 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
03/27/07 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot
03/29/07 Chicago, IL - Schuba's Tavern


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