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The Besnard Lakes

The Besnard Lakes

Years Active: 2003 to present

Genre: Indie rock, Shoegaze, Post rock

Country: Canada


Jace Lasek
Olga Goreas
Kevin Laing
Richard White

Artist Bio:

From their Wikipedia entry... The Besnard Lakes are an indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They were formed by the husband and wife team of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, and they have released two albums. The band are currently a four-piece centered around the atmospheric songs of Lasek and Goreas, whose expansive sound draws from numerous aspects of rock 'n' roll history. The band's name comes from Besnard Lake in North-Central Saskatchewan. The band's second album, The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse was recorded at singer Lasek's own Breakglass Studios, with members of Stars, The Dears and Godspeed You! Black Emperor/Silver Mt. Zion making guest appearances. It was nominated for the 2007 Polaris Music Prize. Many songs on The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse are prefaced by recordings from shortwave radio number stations as first made popular in recordings such as The Conet Project. The upcoming film Sympathy For Delicious, from actor/director Mark Ruffalo, will have a score composed by The Besnard Lakes. A third studio album, The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night will be released on Jagjaguwar on March 9th, 2010. A 12" record featuring the single "Albatross" from The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring......[Read More]