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The Besnard Lakes

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Nothing is lost in translation for the progressive group The Besnard Lakes, which brings its expansive, shimmering sound to us from up the fertile Indie music scene in Montreal. If anything, The Besnard Lakes gain an added layer of mystique by virtue of its traveler status. Over the course of 12 years and multiple albums, the band has evolved into the intelligent, dreamy and delicately Pop-influenced delight it is today. The Besnard Lakes’ latest release, Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO, is representative of the band’s entire oeuvre — while the tracks are often shadowy, atmospheric and marked by windingly unpredictable structuring, the songwriting is still magnificently melodic and memorable, leaving the listener with a pleasant, mesmerized sensation and the desire to experience it over and over again.

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