Shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, the Besnard Lakes are enjoying a well deserved breakout year, and watching this vid will help the unconverted understand why they’re on our shortlist for Act ’07 (see also: Deerhunter, Battles, Of Montreal). “For Agent 13″ has the band getting slowcore ’n’ Spiritualized, climbing emotional soundscapes, and the clip’s cinematographic treatment has a man shouldering a house of painful memories to an apex, burying his past at the track’s climax — just when a flashback recalls a whitewashed memory to show why the climbing’s been such a struggle. Pull up a Kleenex and enjoy. Absolute love it. Jace and Olga are adorable.
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