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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

2010 polaris prize - besnard lakes poster

…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?

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From My Cold, Dead Hands: Defending The Fog Machine

We have a response to a special person who handed this to us at the Besnard Lakes show at the Bishop in Bloomington last night: U MAD

FOGMACHINE

Admittedly, I am invested on this topic of whether the fog machine is cool or not. Because I spent an afternoon hustling around Austin at SXSW to procure a fog machine for Besnard Lakes purposes from Rock and Roll Rentals.  I carried it many blocks full of stumbling, booze-soaked hipsters, and it was WORTH IT.

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