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The Besnard Lakes’ New EP + North American Tour with Malajube This Fall

Welcome to Pine Point is a multimedia documentary that combines video footage, artwork, photographs and music on a web interface. Pine Point was a Canadian mining town that existed for one generation then closed and was wiped off the map. The documentary serves as an album to the town’s memory.

Co-Director Michael Simons, a longtime friend of The Besnard Lakes’ Jace Lasek, told the band about the project and asked if the band would be interested in providing some music for it. He asked if the band would cover “We’re Here for a Good Time (Not a Long Time)” by Canadian rock band Trooper.

The songs The Besnard Lakes contributed to Welcome to Pine Point will be available via 12″ EP available at their upcoming tour dates and by mail order at SC Distribution. “The Corner” is one of two songs written for the end credits of the film “Memories Corner”. This is the song that wasn’t chosen. Also a Besnard Lakes rarity, this song is available for the first and only time on You Lived in the City.

Click here to visit Welcome to Pine Point and hear new music from The Besnard Lakes

You Lived In the City will be released on September 20, 2011. Tour dates here.

 

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).

The Besnard Lakes Shortlisted for the Polaris Prize!

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CONGRATULATIONS, BESNARDS!  The Besnard Lakes have been nominated for the Polaris Prize, Canada’s once-a-year prize for the best Canadian album.  This is the second time the band has been nominated for the prize – they were shortlisted in 2007 for The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse.  Their brilliant new album, The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night was nominated today.  The awards gala is on September 20th and will be webcast and broadcast by Much Music.

Who smells fog machines and victory?

Click here to order The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night from Jagjaguwar.

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
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Tiderays by Volcano Choir

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

Lia Ices
Boston, MA - Church of Boston

Moonface
Ravenna, IT - Bronson

The Cave Singers
Jacksonville, FL - Free Bird Live  w/ The Devil Makes Three

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