View Full Version : The Besnard Lakes

10-08-2008, 09:12 PM
Yes? No? Anybody?

I would die to see them, let alone on the polo fields.
Would be great in the Mohave, hell, ANY time of day.

Am I alone?

(This isn't a rumor thread, a wishlist thread)

10-09-2008, 12:30 AM
I'm with you.
They deserve to be huge.

10-09-2008, 01:34 AM
Half asleep I thought you said Barenaked ladies in which case I wouldn't mind. Besnard Lakes, never heard of but will give a listen to.

10-09-2008, 04:18 PM
I'm with you.
They deserve to be huge.

I really have no idea how they're not as famous as their other Montreal/Toronto counterparts... not enough time I guess? But I like it that way.

Except for the fact that they never play SAN DIEGO and if they ever did it would be 21 AND UP!

C'mon Paul T. You know what a hit they'd be!

02-18-2010, 09:01 AM
bumping this thread because it appears their 2010 release may end up giving them them the love they sorely deserve. plus, they are touring in the spring so i'm hoping we can get some reviews up in this thread.

i was just recently turned on to them from this board (thanks) and love "roaring night!" i just listened to the first half of "dark horse" just now and really like the heavier guitars on that one. need to listen more to figure out which one i like better (likely "roaring").

so, has anyone seen them live yet? and, yes...they indeed need to be on the bill next year!

02-18-2010, 09:10 AM
The 2nd album is definitely my favourite of the three, and they are well worth checking out live.

02-18-2010, 09:16 AM
cool, hal.

(you never replied to my query about why you didn't enjoy the these new puritans show...i'm genuinely curious)

02-18-2010, 09:22 AM
"Devastation" would easily make my top 100 songs of the 00s if I were to make such a thing.

02-18-2010, 09:26 AM
These New Puritans live = Art School Masturbation. The singer was shockingly poor, and the rest of them looked truly bored. To be fair, the drummer wasn't too bad. It was all very loud and very dull.

02-18-2010, 09:35 AM
wow, that's really a bummer. do you think it was an off night or what one can typically expect from them? i'm only dwelling because i just love "hidden."

(sorry for getting us off track here, folks)

02-18-2010, 09:39 AM
just listened to them last night. on repeat all day today.

02-18-2010, 09:40 AM
was this b/c of the posts in the leaks thread or did you go there on your own?

02-18-2010, 09:41 AM
wow, that's really a bummer. do you think it was an off night or what one can typically expect from them? i'm only dwelling because i just love "hidden."

(sorry for getting us off track here, folks)

Hard to say. I like the album a lot too. It just didn't work at all live.

02-18-2010, 09:44 AM
big bummer. okay, thanks for the intel, hal.

carry on with the besnard lakes love. will DL volume 1 tonite.

02-18-2010, 11:00 AM
I am going to see them when they roll through Winnipeg after coach! yayy!

02-18-2010, 11:02 AM
03-11 Toronto, Ontario - The Horseshoe
03-12 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore
03-17-20 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-23 New York, NY - Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
03-25 Liverpool, England - Academy
03-26 Bristol, England Arnoifini
03-27 Leeds, England - Cockpit
03-28 Glasgow, Scotland - Captain's Rest *
03-29 Manchester, England - Dulcimer
03-30 Birmingham, England - Hare and Hounds *
03-31 London, England - Cargo *
04-01 Brussells, Belgium - Bonatique
04-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
04-03 Utrecht, Netherlands - Ekko
04-19 Paris, France - Le Point Emphmere
04-27 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
04-28 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Royal Albert Arms
04-29 Regina, Saskatchewan - The Exchange
04-30 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Amigo's
05-01 Edmonton, Alberta - Pawn Shop
05-02 Calgary, Alberta - Broken City
05-04 Victoria, British Columbia - Lucky Bar
05-05 Vancouver, British Columbia - Media Club
05-06 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
05-07 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
05-08 Eugene, OR - W.O.W. Hall
05-10 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
05-12 San Diego, CA - Casbah
05-13 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
05-14 Tempe, AZ - Sail Inn
05-15 Tucson, AZ - Plush
05-20 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
05-24 Chicago, IL - TBA
05-26 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
05-27 Washington, DC - Black Cat
05-28 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
05-29 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's

* with Wolf People

02-18-2010, 11:07 AM
5/10 at the Indy. only $12!!

03-24-2010, 09:27 AM
well deserved bump. they killed on fallon last night. wow!


03-24-2010, 03:19 PM
was this b/c of the posts in the leaks thread or did you go there on your own?

Friend told me about them and I just decided to give them a try. Then I came on here and saw this thread. Seriously one of my favorite bands I have discovered in the past 6 months.

Also loving Darker My Love, The Entrance Band, and Scott Lucas and The Married Men

The Besnards Lake
March/April/May 2010 Tour Dates: N.America/Europe

March 11 - Toronto, CA at The Horseshoe
March 12 - Montreal, CA at Il Motore
March 17- Austin SXSW, WOXY/Austinist Party at Mohawk (912 Red River) 4:20-5:00pm
March 18- Austin SXSW, Soundcheck Magazine party at Emo�s Annex (600 Red River Street) 2:50-3:20pm
March 18- Austin SXSW, SHOWCASE at Stubb�s (801 Red River Rd.) 8:30pm
March 19- Austin SXSW, (604 East 6th Street) 4:00pm
March 20- Austin SXSW, Brooklyn Vegan/M For Montreal Party at Galaxy Room (508 E. 6th Street) 1:00pm
March 25 - Liverpool, UK at Liverpool Academy 2
March 26 - Bristol, UK at Arnolfini
March 27 - Leeds, UK at Cockpit
March 28 - Glasgow, UK at Captain's Rest
March 29 - Manchester, UK at Dulcimer
March 30 - Birmingham, UK at Hare and Hounds
March 31 - London, UK at Cargo

April 1 - Groningen, Holland at Vera
April 2 - Amsterdam, Holland at Paradiso
April 3 - Antwerp, Belgium TBA
April 4 - Hamburg, Germany at Logo
April 6 - Oslo, Norway at Cafe Mono
April 7 - Stockholm, Sweden at Debaser
April 8 - Malmo, Sweden at Debaser
April 11 - Berlin, Germany at Magnet
April 12 - Munich, Germany at 59 to 1
April 13 - Basel, Switzerland at Sudhaus
April 14 - Neuchatel, Switzerland at Case a Chocs
April 15 - Nice, France at Theatre Lino Ventura
April 16 - Marseille, France at Poste a Galene
April 17 - Bordeaux, France at Saint Ex
April 19 - Paris, France at Bus Palladium
April 20- UK-TBD
April 21- UK- TBD
April 27- Minneapolis, MN at 7th St Entry
April 28- Winnipeg, MB at The Royal Arms
April 29- Regina, SK at The Exchange
April 30- Saskatoon, SK at Amigos

May 1- Edmonton, AB at Pawn Shop
May 2-Calgary, AB at Broken City
May 4- Victoria, BC at The Lucky Bar
May 5- Vancouver, BC at Media Club
May 6- Seattle, WA at The Crocodile
May 7- Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios
May 8- Eugene, OR at W.O.W. Hall
May 10- San Francisco, CA at The Independent
May 12-San Diego, CA at Casbah
May 13- Los Angeles, CA at Troubadour
May 14- Tempe, AZ at Sail Inn
May 15- Tucson, AZ at Plush
May 20- Dallas, TX at Granada Theater
May 24- Chicago, IL at TBD
May 26- Clevland, OH at Beachland Ballroom
May 27- Washington, DC at Black Cat
May 28- New York, NY at Bowery Ballroom
May 29- Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda's

03-24-2010, 03:22 PM
I will be at TBD (once it's BD)!

03-25-2010, 01:24 PM
the TBD is a free show at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. it will be the first installement of new music mondays for the summer.

i guess we will have to move forward off the lawn and abandon all wine for this one.

Middle East is at lincoln hall later that night.

feels good.

03-25-2010, 01:38 PM
Sounds good to me. And I've determined that I really like Lincoln Hall as a venue.

03-25-2010, 01:43 PM
pritzker (in case you haven't been yet). they have music here everyday in the summer at noon also. schedule should be out sooner than later.


The Talaske Group of Oak Park, Illinois was the subcontractor for Jay Pritzker Pavilion's LARES sound system, which "generates the reflected and reverberant energy that surrounds and envelops the listener in an indoor performance venue". The system, which effectively produces an even quality of sound throughout the entire venue, has received critical acclaim for its technological adaptations, such as signal processing in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. The Pritzker Pavilion is the first permanent outdoor installation of the LARES system in the United States. The trellis has both acoustic and architectural functions; it allows for the precise placement of speakers for sound optimization without visual obstructions, while simultaneously providing a unifying visual canopy.

03-25-2010, 01:45 PM
I've been there a few times but didn't know all that background and haven't seen any performances there yet. I'm so excited for this summer.

11-18-2010, 09:08 PM




11-18-2010, 09:25 PM
yes yes

11-18-2010, 09:27 PM
Lonnng overdue

11-27-2010, 05:01 PM

01-13-2011, 03:49 PM
Just had my head blown off at Lincoln Hall. More info when I can comprehend what just happened.

03-26-2011, 11:22 AM
It's been 3 months and I still can't put it into words. BZZZZZZZZZZZUMP!!!!!

06-27-2011, 01:10 PM
Nice reason for a bump.

The Besnard Lakes announce new EP, fall tour

Listening to Montreal rockers The Besnard Lakes conveys a sense nostalgia, with their dreamy pop hooks and ambient vocals. Undoubtedly that’s one of the reasons why the band was asked to contribute to a new multimedia documentary called Welcome to Pine Point. According to an issued press release, the project combines video footage, artwork, photographs, and music on a web interface to tell the story of Pine Point, a Canadian mining town that was all but wiped out after its zinc mine closed.

Welcome to Pine Point Co-Director Michael Simmons, a former resident of the town, asked his longtime friend and Besnard frontman Jace Lase to contribute to the soundtrack. The end result, a 12″ EP titled You Lived in The City, is available at the band’s upcoming tour dates, or by mail order through SC Distribution, beginning September 20th. The effort includes originals songs and a cover of “We’re Here for a Good Time (Not a Long Time)” from fellow-Canadians Trooper, as well as the exclusive track “The Corner”, which was written and later cut from the yet-to-be-released French film, Memories Corner.

As for those aforementioned tour dates, you can find them listed below:

You Lived in The City Tracklist:
01. We’re Here For a Good Time (Not A Long Time)
02. Holiday Sin
03. Some Colour in the Sky
04. The Corner

The Besnard Lakes 2011 Tour Dates:
09/23 – Victoria, BC @ Metro Theatre
09/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
09/26 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
09/27 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlight
09/28 – Regina, SK @ Exchange
09/29 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
09/30 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
10/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
10/02 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
10/04 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/05 – Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt
10/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/08 – Hartford, CT @ Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
10/12 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
10/13 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
10/14 – Kingston, ON @ Grad Club
10/15 – Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall
11/21 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla

West coast dates, please!

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
06-27-2011, 01:28 PM
Most excellent news, both about the new tunes and the tour! Yes, i really hope they make it to the west!

06-30-2011, 07:17 AM
I saw them in Boston a couple of months ago to a crowd of about 25 people. They rocked it for over an hour and a half. The few people in attendance were loving it, including myself. Olga is fantastic.