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