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WATCH // The Besnard Lakes Release Video For “Colour Yr Lights In”, New US Tour Dates This November

The Besnard Lakes‘ released a new video for the song, “Colour Yr Lights In”! The video, directed by Montreal visual artists the Sanchez Brothers, stars actor Martin Dubreuil as a man who is just trying to keep it all together. Just an FYI for everyone in an office about click play, this video is NSFW and contains some graphic sexual imagery. Watch it above or on YouTube here.

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Sweet Flyer Alert: The Besnard Lakes In China

Eerie pop catharsis spattered all over the place in this Besnard Lakes promotional tour poster!

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Watch Killer Besnard Lakes Live Footage, Tour Dates in Australia


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The Besnard Lakes have had an outstanding run since the March 2010 release of The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night. It’s almost been a year and they continue to bring new meaning to the brilliance of a fog machine and real stage presence.

Preceding their January performance at Chicago’s Tomorrow Never Knows Festival, Besnards played a whirling rendition of album standout “And This Is What We Call Progress.” Watch it over at Pitchfork.TV or in the video above.

If you’re in Australia or Hong Kong, peep these Besnards tour dates below!

3/10/11 Sydney, AU – Manning Bar                                                               3/11/11  Brisbane, AU – The Zoo                                                                   3/12/11 Melbourne, AU – Corner Hotel                                                         3/13/11 Victoria, AU Meredith Supernatural Amphitheater @ Golden Plains Festival

3/17/11 Hong Kong, China – Hidden Agenda

03/10/11 Sydney, AU – Manning Bar
03/11/11 Brisane, AU – The Zoo
03/12/11 Melbourne, AU – Corner Hotel
03/13/11 Victoria, AU – Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre @ Golden Plains Festival
3/17/11 Hong Kong, China – Hidden Agenda03/10/11 Sydney, AU – Manning Ba

The Besnard Lakes Polaris Prize Official Countdown: Send Your Best Vibes North

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…or, wherever you live, in the general direction of TORONTO. The final countdown has begun! The ticker at the Polaris Prize website has a little more than 12 days left before the final gala and announcement of the WINNER. As you might already know, the Polaris Prize is given to the artist who had the best album in Canada in late 2009/early 2010, regardless of genre. No offense, other nominees, but that is The Besnard Lakes for The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night.

If you live in Canada (and a lot of the Jag blog readers do), you can watch the Gala where each nominated band performs one song. Then the prize is awarded, and it’s 20,000 bones!

So, my Canuck dawgs, listen to the gala, September 20th at 8pm EST, on Sirius XM 86 or you can watch it on Much Music’s website at 8pm (with tv broadcast on the 25th).

Vote for Jag! Besnard Lakes, Gayngs, Peter Wolf Crier all nominated in NPR’s All Songs Considered Best of 2010 (so far) Reader’s Poll

NPR’s All Songs Considered has compiled a list of their picks for Best Albums of 2010 (so far) in their new readers poll. We are very proud to say that not one, not two, but three of our releases this year have been nominated for Best Album. Besnard Lakes The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night, Gayngs Relayted, and Peter Wolf Crier’s Inter-Be have all been nominated. But never fear, you do not have to pick between your favorite Jagjaguwar artist, in this poll you can vote for up to five albums. Voting ends this Sunday June 27 at midnight so head over to the All Songs Considered Blog and vote for your favorite albums today!

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black

Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Tiderays by Volcano Choir

Foxygen
Manchester, UK - Ruby Lounge

Moonface
Ottawa, ON - BSOMA School

The Cave Singers
Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay Theatre  w/ The Devil Makes Three

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