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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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Vote for Jag! Besnard Lakes, Gayngs, Peter Wolf Crier all nominated in NPR’s All Songs Considered Best of 2010 (so far) Reader’s Poll

NPR’s All Songs Considered has compiled a list of their picks for Best Albums of 2010 (so far) in their new readers poll. We are very proud to say that not one, not two, but three of our releases this year have been nominated for Best Album. Besnard Lakes The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night, Gayngs Relayted, and Peter Wolf Crier’s Inter-Be have all been nominated. But never fear, you do not have to pick between your favorite Jagjaguwar artist, in this poll you can vote for up to five albums. Voting ends this Sunday June 27 at midnight so head over to the All Songs Considered Blog and vote for your favorite albums today!

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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“Sometimes I solo a lot” – Guitar tips from The Besnard Lakes

I don’t know how to play guitar, so this is like ICP-esque Miracles stuff to me, but for those of you who do and who also were wondering how to play “Albatross,” Rich and Jace from The Besnard Lakes star in this handy video.

New Video for “Albatross” by The Besnard Lakes

This morning Pitchfork TV premiered the new video from The Besnard Lakes, “Albatross.” The video was directed by Kara Blake for Les Productions La Guerilla.  “Albatross” features a fantastic visual interpretation of the spies who inhabit The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night – a very glamorous man and woman both exploring the city and using clues they find in code over the short wave radio.

Let us know what you think!

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