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New BESNARD LAKES 12″ now available for pre-order

The new BESNARD LAKES 12″, entitled “Casino Nanaimo”, is now available for pre-order.

In early 2007, the Besnard Lakes released a full-length album on Jagjaguwar that quickly made it onto numerous and budding best-albums-of-the-year short-lists by a whole range of music-listening pedigree — critics, casual and not-so-casual rock listeners, garden variety pop fans, and headphone junkies. Now, on the heels of “The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse”, these inspired Montrealers continue what they’ve started, re-stoking the flames and releasing two additional tracks, as embodied on a 12-inch vinyl single.

Side A is “Casino Nanaimo”, a place where repetitive sound and lights engulf addicted gamblers all vying for space on the eternal wheel of fortune. And then there is side B, “Devastation (alternate version)”, the unedited and original straight-to-two-track nine-minute version, recorded live-off-the-floor at Breakglass Studios.

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THE BESNARD LAKES release new “For Agent 13” video

You’ve already heard about THE BESNARD LAKES’ recent Polaris Prize nomination. Now we’re happy to tell you there is a video available for “For Agent 13” directed by Kara Blake.

You can now view it on the Jagjaguwar site here.

Also feel free to visit the additional links below to view larger video versions.

Press accolades continue to roll in for THE BESNARD LAKES

This week, The Besnard Lakes released their Jagjaguwar debut, The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse, to a warm reception all over the globe. Among the praise heaped on this musically ambitious Montreal six-piece is Pitchfork’s stellar review (not too shabby 8.2 score, along with the “Also Recommended” tag), that enthused, “…instead of coming down, the Besnards turn it up another notch thanks to bassist/Lasek’s belle Olga Goreas’ star turn on “Devastations”, a hellacious, fuck-the-man screen delivered in 70s-smooth girly harmonies that provides an uncanny contrast to song’s monstrous psych-metal groove and — oh yes — climactic three-way drum solo.”
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New BESNARD LAKES Album, PINK MOUNTAINTOPS 7″ Available For Pre-order Now!

Our two superfantastic February releases are now available for pre-order, including:

– The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse

The Besnard Lakes have shown that they are masters of finely-honed experimental pop songs that invoke the eerie Lynchian setting as aided and abetted by the music of Julee Cruise. But, on The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse, the band throws into the mix a mad dash of Fleetwood Mac proportioned swagger and ambition. Not so incidentally, the Besnard Lakes have created a masterpiece that will resonate within all quarters, amongst critics, casual and not-so-casual rock listeners, garden variety pop fans and headphone junkies.

– Pink Mountaintops – Single Life b/w My Best Friend 7″

“Single Life” is yet another in a long line of great fuzzed out Velvet-styled gems by Pink Mountaintops, sped up ever so slightly to be in synch with the minds of akathisiacs everywhere. And the reverse side, “My Best Friend”, is the more affecting and spiritual of the two, perhaps McBean’s most beautifully crafted song to date.

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The Motorway by The Besnard Lakes
Golden Lion by The Besnard Lakes
Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Back At Belle's by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten

Necessary Evil by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Dani by Briana Marela

Boys Life by Small Black

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