Thursday, 16 May 2013

The Besnard Lakes - People of the Sticks

The Besnard Lakes are from Montreal and basically consists of the pair of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas. Along with the more or less permanent band members and in cooperation with well-known people from the Canadian indie scene has during the years released a bunch of EPs and four albums. Two of them have been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. Jace Lasek is himself a producer and has in Break Glass Studio produced small feats for a bunch of Canadian greats such as Wolf Parade, The Dears and Stars. Along with the release of Until the Excess, Imperceptible UFO are they out touring and doing three shows on Swedish soil.

In 10 years, The Besnard Lakes run with rakes in their hands through rock history, through the 60's sunniest surfpop choirs through the 90s dull grunge rumble to today's most fervent dream pop. The catch is, they have repeatedly tipped the holders and then sew quite large and psychedelic indie-quilts of. Over time, The Besnard Lakes simply become specialists in creating surf rock nightly tsunamis. Beach Boys, Veruca Salt, Fleetwood Mac, My Bloody Valentine, Pink Floyd and ELO are just some of the bands the reviewer has found that The Besnard Lakes might remind me of. Just recently dropped the band's new single, "People of the sticks" into our heads. The single is the first taste of The Besnard Lakes new album Until the Excess, Imperceptible UFO (released April 2).

Support for the last night show was three friends from Gothenburg, named "Milano Sun" that composing a soundtrack to the moment during an inter-railing in Europe for a few summers ago. Previously, the singles 'Already Gone', 'Vertigo' and 'If You Go Home Alone' released all of which have been well received around the world and the music is described as dreamy pop filled with melancholy and longing. EP "Scandinavia" Released May 4

The gig was really good, too bad the attendance was so poor, some 100 paying guests only, strange that this band has not hit yet, but it will certainly hit in the near future for they were really awesome live, the guitar dist and the dreamy vocals had to work hard, even smoke machine were in full swing.

Even the support act did a good performance and can be something we will hear more in the future. 

Todays tune "People of the Sticks" is taken from the fourth studio album "Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO", released in April 2013 on Jagjaguwar

Upcoming tour dates:

May 15, Debaser Slussen, Stockholm, Sweden
May 16, Pustervik, Göteborg, Sweden
May 17, Spillestedet Stengade, Copenhagen, Denmark
May 19, Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
May 21, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 22, Fleece n Firkin, Bristol, United Kingdom
May 23, The Ruby Lounge, Manchester, United Kingdom
May 24, Stereo, Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 25, Brudnell Social Club, Leeds, United Kingdom
May 26, Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 27, Komedia, Brighton, United Kingdom
May 28, The Garage, London, United Kingdom
May 29, Fleche D'Or, Paris, France
May 30, La Fourmi, Limoges, France
May 31, Stereolux, Nantes, France
Jun 01, Le Poste a Galene, Marseille, France
Jun 02, La Dynamo, Toulouse, France
Jun 04, Le Sonic, Lyon, France
Jun 05, La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
Jun 07, Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
Jun 08, Blue Shell, Cologne, Germany
Jun 09, MONARCH, Berlin, Germany
Jun 10, Atomic Cafe, Munich, Germany
Jun 18, The Park Theatre, Winnipeg, Canada
Jun 19, AMIGOS CANTINA, Saskatoon, Canada
Jun 21, Sled Island Music Festival (Olympic Plaza), Calgary, Canada
Jun 22, The ARTery, Edmonton, Canada
Jun 23, The ARTery, Edmonton, Canada
Jun 25, Hume Hotel, Nelson, Canada
Jun 26, The Habitat, Kelowna, Canada
Jun 27, Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Canada
Jun 29, THE EXCHANGE, Regina, Canada
Jul 06, Festival d'Été de Québec (Imperial de Québec), Quebec City, Canada
Aug 01, Corona Theatre (Osheaga presents...), Montreal, Canada

More info @

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