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The Besnard Lakes’ ‘Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO’ Out Today

The Besnard Lakes’ Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO is officially out today! Do not wait to get your hands on this beauty. The record is available online at SC Distribution, iTunes or Amazon. You can also head to your favorite record store for a CD or vinyl copy.

Interested in previewing the new album? You’re in luck! Pitchfork is streaming the record in full as part of their Advance program. After you are acquainted with the Until In Excess, go see Besnard live in concert. Dates and ticket links available HERE.
 

Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO

“Lasek and Goreas aren’t mere songwriters who produce pop tunes; they are composers who create musical suites out of sweepingly melodic movements….another Besnard Lakes’ album album that stubbornly demands to be absorbed all at once, from beginning to end.”Pitchfork

“Each element – each tiny nuance, even – feels very deliberate: the long, syncopated riffs, the extra bars, the meticulous song structures. Every epic build is delivered consciously, aided by detailed production and dramatically dense arrangements (harpists and strongs and Spencer Krug added to the mix here).”Under The Radar

“It’s rock music, folks, but not as we know it. Canadian husband and wife duo Olga Goreas and Jace Lasek have long since proved their chops as purveyors of elegant, muscular splendor. Now, the pair have hopped into their space buggy and are cruising from planet to planet, beaming back transmissions of dreamy, death-walks romanticism (’46 Satires’) languid grandeur (‘People of The Sticks’), stardust-srinkled soundscapes (‘Catalina’) and wall-of-sound climaxes of rushing noise (swansongs ‘Alamogordo’).”NME

The Besnard Lakes Set to Tour With SUUNS


The Besnard Lakes are all set to tour the US/UK in support of their soon-to-be-released album Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO. Joining them through April 18 to April 25 is none other than fellow Montrealites & Secretly Canadian band SUUNS, who are also touring in support of their new album, Images Du Futur. See the full schedule below.

Have you heard the new single from The Besnard Lakes? Listen to “People Of The Sticks.” While you’re at it, check out SUUN’s “Edie’s Dream.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jagjaguwar is Taking Over Le Guess Who? Festival in Holland

We are pleased to announce that a number of our bands will be playing Le Guess Who? Festival this Novemeber 24-27 in Utrchet, Holland. Featured bands from the label will include Pink Mountaintops, The Besnard Lakes and Okkervil River. In addition, bands like Suuns, Nurses and Akron/Family, from our sister labels, Dead Oceans and Secretly Canadian, will also be playing the festival.

The Soft Province (Jace Lasek of Besnard Lakes) Debut LP Out Now

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Besnard Lakes frontman Jace Lasek met Michael Gardiner when they were just kids playing baseball in Saskatchewan. They began jamming together as teenagers, and Michael contributed to The Besnard Lakes as a multi-instrumentalist since the band’s very beginning.

During a heat wave in August 2010, Lasek and Gardiner recorded the self-titled Soft Province debut LP, at Lasek’s own Breakglass Studios in Montreal. The two old friends grew up together, and grew into the same influences. And the outcome demonstrates how in-tune they are with one another. Guests on the album include Olga Goreas of Besnard on drums and bass, and additional drumming from Max Henry of Suuns and Young Galaxy.

The album expands Lasek’s signature sound of  masterful, whirling layering and his unmistakable voice, proving  just as multi-faceted as the instrumentation he achieves.

You can download “One Was a Lie” via Three Ring Records here.

This is a must-have for any Besnard Lakes diehard!

The Besnard Lakes to Tour this Fall with Band of Horses, Land of Talk, Brad and Suuns

courtesy of PopMatters

courtesy of PopMatters

It’s no secret around here that I’m obsessed with The Besnard Lakes.  As soon as I saw this list of dates I yelled “ROADTRIP” and had a really awesome daydream about driving down the west coast and seeing the best live band in the world for as many consecutive nights as my inbox would allow.  Truth is, I’ll probably be lucky to make it to three of these. So many exciting lineups in this, too.  Band of Horses!  Brad!  Suuns!  LAND OF TALK!!!!  Merry Christmas.

10/01/10 Denver, CO: Larimer Lounge
10/04/10 Seattle, WA: The Crocodile w/Land of Talk, Suuns
10/05/10 Portland, OR: Mississippi Studios w/Land of Talk, Suuns
10/07/10 San Francisco, CA: The Independent w/Land of Talk, Suuns
10/08/10 Los Angeles, CA: FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival @ Echo Plex
10/09/10 Costa Mesa, CA: Detroit Bar w/Land of Talk, Suuns
10/12/10 Tulsa, OK: Cain’s Ballroom w/Band of Horses, Brad
10/13/10 St. Louis, MO: Pageant w/Band of Horses, Brad
10/14/10 Kansas City, MO: Uptown Theater w/Band of Horses, Brad
10/16/10 Knoxville, TN: Tennessee Theatre w/Band of Horses
10/17/10 Indianapolis, IN: Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre w/Band of Horses
10/19/10 Chicago, IL: Riviera Theatre w/Band of Horses
10/21/10 Toronto, ON: Koolhaus w/Band of Horses, Jenny & Johnny
10/22/10 Detroit, MI: Fillmore w/Band of Horses, Jenny & Johnny
10/23/10 London, ON: London Music Hall w/Wintersleep
10/25/10 Buffalo, NY: Mohawk Place w/Wintersleep
10/26/10 Ithaca, NY: Castaways w/Wintersleep
10/27/10 Northampton, MA: Iron Horse w/Wintersleep
10/29/10 Ottawa, ON: Capital Music Hall w/Wintersleep
10/30/10 Montreal, QC: Caberet Mile End w/Wintersleep
11/03/10 Fredericton, NB: The Market w/Wintersleep
11/04/10 Halifax, NS: The New Palace w/Wintersleep

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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
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