The Besnard Lakes Tickets
The Besnard Lakes Enigmatic Tour of North America
Canadian ethereal art rockers The Besnard Lakes are widely known for their layered textures, falsetto vocal melodies, and experimentation with traditional orchestral instruments. This is seen both on their records and in live show settings as they play subtle, ambient instrumentation to audiences all over the world. Beyond art rock experimentation, this Canadian quartet is also a proper indie rock band -- delivering an exciting range of beats to satisfy the diverse tastes of their fans.
The band members are prepping for their Canadian tour with plans to stopover in cities such as Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Saskatoon. They are also playing in northern parts of the United States with shows organised around cities in St. Paul and Chicago. Fans can access more details of their tour events online.
The group was formed in Montreal in 203 by two songwriters, Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, who are also the mainstays in the current lineup. The name Besnard Lakes comes from the body of water in North-Central Saskatchewan that is known as the "lake of many islands." The band's career is marked by a handful of full-length albums, as well as film score and speciality soundtrack releases. They currently tour and record music as a four-piece group with Kevin Lang and Richard White providing the rhythm section backdrop.
Lasek and Goreas make beautiful music together -- not in small part inspired by their marriage. Together, they wrote the score for the film, "Sympathy for Delicious," which was the directorial debut of actor Mark Ruffalo. Since then, they have gone on to score other visual media projects such as the documentary, "Welcome to Pine Point," presented by the National Film Board of Canada.
The band has received attention from influential heavy-hitters in experimental indie rock. The group recorded its second full-length while collaborating with influential Canadian indie rock bands, such as Stars, Godspeed You!, Black Emperor, and A Silver Mt Zion. The result was a unique album that eventually won the coveted Polaris Prize in 2007. In 2013, the group again won the exclusive prize for their work on "Until in Excess" and "Imperceptible UFO album." With songs that bridge the gap between experimentation and indie/pop arrangements, fans began to take notice of the band's talent.
With four full-length studio albums, a handful of singles, and a few film scores under their belt, band members have achieved outstanding success in their relatively short career. In particular, their two most widely applauded albums include 2007's "The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse" and 2010's "The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night." Both albums received critical acclaim across a wide range of music publications, such as Pitchfork Media, Spin, and Rolling Stone.
Band members have gained a reputation for reinterpreting their albums in a raucous way during live performances. Those with Besnard Lakes tickets should expect a mix of older material that enthralls longtime fans, and songs from their latest releases to give a taste of what's to come. They are also known for big, amplified guitar solos over their experimental indie rock arrangements. Concert reviewers have described their sound as delightfully un-modern, and they continue to build lifelong fans with each performance.
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