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

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