Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Besnard Lakes "...Are The Dark Horse"

Mother. Fuck. I'm as happy as a infant in a womb right now. Blissfully unaware of anything outside, and I don't really want to leave anytime soon. The Besnard Lakes. The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse. The Besnard Lakes are the best goddamn music, is more like it. The Besnard Lakes are a six-piece outfit from Montreal, yes THAT Montreal. The one that spawned Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Broken Social Scene, Stars, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and A Silver Mt. Zion, and on, and on. And oddly enough, TBL have connections to most of these bands. Husband and wife team, Jace Lasek & Olga Goreas head up the band and also happen to run Breakglass Studios, where Wolf Parade, Islands & Sunset Rubdown lay their tracks down. Meanwhile, members of Stars and Godspeed/Silver Mt. Zion make appearances on the album, "...Are The Dark Horse". Whew. This may be contender for album of the year, kids. Soaring vocal harmonies, a-la The Beach Boys..atmospheric & epic. Psyche-rock not unlike Pink Floyd, with heart-pounding rhythms and soul-numbing guitar work. You just want to hit the rewind button over and over and over...if there still was a rewind button. This music will work anywhere, but it's home is in the headphones.

The Besnard Lakes "...Are The Dark Horse" - Out now on Jagjaguar.

The Besnard Lakes "For Agent 13" - MP3 (via

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