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DOWNLOAD: The Besnard Lakes - And You Lied to Me (MP3)

Besnard Lakes

I'm not sure why, but I've mostly been silent up until now about The Besnard Lakes' great new CD Are The Dark Horse. Not only has the CD been in regular rotation, many of the songs regularly make their way on to my mixtapes, and on to my Sirius radio show. Like Grizzly Bear and Panda Bear, the BEsnARd lakes have the word "bear" in their name, and are heavily influenced by the Beach Boys. And like those bears, the BEsnARd lakes come highly recommended by Pitchfork and other critics alike.

Jace from the Besnard Lakes (also a studio guy) doesn't have much to recommend himself, but can say that the new Sunset Rubdown album that he "made" is "amazing" and "really, really good". It was also just announced that the Sunset Rubdown record he's talking about will in fact be coming out on the very same label he released his Besnard Lakes' album on:

Jagjaguwar to Release SUNSET RUBDOWN's "Random Spirit Lover" in October

"Random Spirit Lover" is the new full-length record following their critically acclaimed 2006 album, "Shut Up I Am Dreaming", that was released on Absolutely Kosher. Plans are in the works for a 3 to 4 week North American tour in October, in support of "Random Spirit Lover". The album will be physically released in both the CD and vinyl formats.

Back to Besnard Lakes...

I am happy to, not only announce some Bensard Lakes tour dates, but also to announce that the Montreal band will be playing a free NYC show that I sort of set up.

Besnard Lakes, NYC, 2007
07/13 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (tix on sale Wed)
07/14 - New York, NY - Citysol (free, day - stay tuned for more details SAVE THE DATE)

See them once, see them twice, or don't see them at all (like stupid me at SXSW this year). All tour dates below....

The Besnard Lakes - 2007 Tour Dates
05/21 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - King Tuts
05/22 - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Barfly
05/23 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Night and Day
05/24 - Bristol, United Kingdom - Thekla
05/25 - London, United Kingdom - Waterats
05/27 - Brussells, Belgium - AB Club
05/28 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05/30 - Berlin, Germany - Lido
07/05 - MontrealQC - Metropolis
07/12 - Cambridge, MA - T.T. the Bear's Place
07/13 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge w/ TBA
07/14 - New York, NY - Citysol w/ TBA
07/15 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's (tix)
07/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
07/18 - Chapel Hill, NC - Blend
07/20 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts
07/21 - Bloomington, IN - Uncle Fester's
07/23 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
07/24 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
07/27 - Guelph, ON -Hillside Festival

more dates TBA.



Comments (11)

nice, I've been waiting for Besnard to come around. and the show is free to boot.

Posted by AC | May 21, 2007 3:08 PM

good they're coming through...

wilco webcast on live now from London.

Posted by very nice | May 21, 2007 4:17 PM

Also, if you don't mind venturing across the Hudson, you can see them in Hoboken at Maxwell's on Sunday night, 7/15.

Posted by Robert | May 21, 2007 4:21 PM

Nice. I hadn't bought the ticket for Maxwell's... I like free shows man

Posted by Eduardo | May 21, 2007 4:27 PM

thx for the Maxwell's heads up. I added that, and a few more dates I missed before, to the tour dates.

Posted by brooklynvegan | May 21, 2007 4:31 PM

based on the new songs played at the last Sunset Rubdown show, i'm sure the album WILL be amazing!

Posted by ohseptember | May 21, 2007 5:19 PM

Besnard Lakes KILLED at the Filter party at SXSW. Totally hypnotising.

I think Dirty On Purpose is touring with them from Hoboken on...

Posted by Bob F. | May 21, 2007 5:45 PM

Shitty on Purpose? Will make damn sure to miss that train wreck.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2007 6:25 PM

they may have "bear" in the name but they are nowhere near as good as either of those bands

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2007 9:44 PM

Thanks for the Bernard Lakes ticket tip BV, been wanting to see these guys.

Posted by drewo | May 22, 2007 11:02 AM

They're also playing on July 17, Black Cat backstage in Washington, DC

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2007 6:01 PM

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