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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 »

The Besnard Lakes Announce Fourth Album – ‘Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO,’ Stream First Single Now

The Besnard Lakes bring you their fourth album – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO. It’s an absolutely gorgeous work, set for release on April 2. Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas produced, record and mixed the record and then sent it over to Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound for mastering. You’ll also hear Moonface’s Spencer Krug, Mike Bigelow, The Barr Brothers’ Sarah Page, Monica Guenter and the Fifth String Liberation Singers’ Choir on the recordings. See the full track list below.

NPR premiered the first single, “People Of The Sticks,” this morning. You can stream the new track above.

“…it’s safe to say we’re in for another soaringly gorgeous record from the Canadian rock group.” – Bob Boilen, All Songs Considered

 
Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO Track List:
1. 46 Satires
2. And Her Eyes Were Painted Gold
3. People Of The Sticks
4. The Specter
5. At Midnight
6. Catalina
7. Colour Yr Lights In
8. Alamogordo

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 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 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!

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

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Windows by Angel Olsen

Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

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