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The Besnard Lakes – “Color Yr Lights In” Video (NSFW)

Back in April, Montreal natives the Besnard Lakes, released their fourth album, Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO. Today, the band has released a video for album track “Color Yr Lights In.” The moody video features a man on the verge of a mental breakdown who deals with his misery through a series of self-destructive behaviors,… More »

By: Brie Roche lilliott / October 21, 2013 - 11:43 am

The Besnard Lakes – “People Of The Sticks” Video

The Besnard Lakes teach us that taking candy from strangers can occasionally turn out great in their trippy video for the recent single “People Of The Sticks.” The video depicts a practicing gymnast who eats candies with the band members’ faces on them, then proceeds to lose her grip on reality while performing. The video… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 4, 2013 - 3:11 pm

The Besnard Lakes – “People Of The Sticks”

Montreal’s Besnard Lakes are back this April with a new LP titled Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO, which is quite the title. The record sees Jace and Olga joined by MTL neighbors Spencer Krug and Mike Bigelow, along with the Barr Brothers’ Sarah Page, Monica Guenter, and the Fifth String Liberation Singers’ Choir. Its first… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2013 - 2:22 pm

The Besnard Lakes – “Albatross” Video

The last time we saw a Besnard Lakes video it was a cinematic affair, Olga and Jace on the altar, full of flashbacks and dissolved romance. Again the Canadian rever rockers get filmic, with a star-crossed couple looking for patterns in static at a movie theater. All of which fits the marquee — the thundering… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 7, 2010 - 1:43 pm

SXSW 2010: Thursday In Photos

On some nights you can fool yourself into forgetting that industry weeks like SXSW have shifted from being about discovery to being full-on music festivals. Yesterday was not one of those days. Aside from the always-on-point imprint True Panther Sounds’ top-to-bottom burner at Ms. Bea’s — giving us our first look at Hunx and Hi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 19, 2010 - 9:16 pm

New Besnard Lakes – “Albatross”

In 2007, the Besnard Lakes released the often triumphant The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse, their second album, and one with a self-fulfilling title as the band deservedly received a nomination for that year’s Polaris Music Prize, which they then undeservedly lost to Patrick Watson. Since then they’ve composed and performed the soundtrack for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 6, 2010 - 3:32 pm

New Besnard Lakes Video – “For Agent 13″

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’… More »

By: Stereogum / July 17, 2007 - 3:44 pm

SXSW: Thursday In Austin

Not sure what the contributing factors were, but it seemed like everybody was a little frustrated yesterday down at SouthBy; people showing up to the right day party at the wrong time, jumbling their schedules, taking wrong turns in what’s otherwise the most easily navigable downtown you’ll ever see. And our day was no different. More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2007 - 9:06 pm