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The Besnard Lakes


Fronted by the husband-and-wife duo of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, art-rock band The Besnard Lakes has been playing Montreal’s stages to ever-growing fanfare since 2001. Formed as a sideline to Lasek’s main gig as an in-demand producer and co-owner of Breakglass Studios, The Besnard Lakes were linked with a number of other hotly tipped locals – Arcade Fire, The Dears, Wolf Parade, and the Stars. As Lasek began to work with many local bands and a stream of critically acclaimed Montreal rock albums with his production credits began to see release, The Besnard Lakes’ stock became the subject of much discussion. Due to many lineup changes early on, the band were slow to come out of the gates. The year 2003 saw the release of Volume 1 and it would be four more years before The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse appeared. This year, The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night sees them back on track with a firm lineup. (DN)