The Besnard Lakes

  • psychedelic
  • progressive
  • indie pop

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,

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Midpoint Day Two in Review: Ride, Sylvan Esso, Zola Jesus, and more

Things were already in full swing at the Craft Village in Washington Park when I arrived in the early afternoon. A couple dozen artisans were selling their wares, Moriah Haven had just wrapped up her set, and young artists from the Music Resource Center were performing their own compositions....

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MPMF Preview: The Besnard Lakes

The Besnard Lakes seem incapable of thinking small. The Quebecois outfit’s four albums to date are elaborate, ornate affairs that exist in their own strange world between dream pop and post-rock. It’s as if mid-90’s Mercury Rev took a sharp right turn into shoegaze territory....