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No thread? Why not? Too shamelessly pop?

calstars, Tuesday, 2 April 2013 16:54 (seven years ago) link

I'd die a happy man if I never heard "If I Had $1000000" again.

frogbs, Tuesday, 2 April 2013 16:56 (seven years ago) link

third time i've seen that 'joke' in the past two days

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 2 April 2013 16:56 (seven years ago) link

I like this Trooper cover they did:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaI6CtNHZas

MarkoP, Tuesday, 2 April 2013 17:40 (seven years ago) link

name too close to Barenaked Ladies

bendy, Tuesday, 2 April 2013 17:46 (seven years ago) link

i was thinking of starting this thread yesterday but i didn't feel like taking that responsibility

new album is a thing of joy and wonder and yet oddly not *quite* as good as roaring night

gila free (electricsound), Tuesday, 2 April 2013 21:49 (seven years ago) link

there song is "1 WEek" canada brian wilson it's all been dooone canada

infirm neophytic child (zachlyon), Tuesday, 2 April 2013 22:24 (seven years ago) link

Besnarked Ladies

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Wednesday, 3 April 2013 01:57 (seven years ago) link

No thread? Why not?

i think you have your answer

gila free (electricsound), Wednesday, 3 April 2013 02:21 (seven years ago) link

Their first album had a couple of nice tunes.

Wasn't too crazy about their second one, so I stopped listening after that.

Is their most recent stuff any good? Is it along the same lines as their second album?

c21m50nh3x460n, Wednesday, 3 April 2013 03:41 (seven years ago) link

The first song on the new album is immense. I really like them in spite of myself. The new album is more of the same with added Julie Cruise and more emphasis on Neil Young over the Beach Boys and MBV.

Doran, Wednesday, 3 April 2013 07:44 (seven years ago) link

Will check it out!

c21m50nh3x460n, Wednesday, 3 April 2013 16:09 (seven years ago) link

b35n4rd14k3s

infirm neophytic child (zachlyon), Wednesday, 3 April 2013 22:07 (seven years ago) link

I can't stop listening to this album.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 9 April 2013 14:35 (seven years ago) link

Odd numbered tracks (sung by the girl) are my faves

calstars, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 16:25 (seven years ago) link

besnard lakes, more like barenaked ladies

ienjoyhotdogs, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 17:15 (seven years ago) link

incredible album imo

christmas candy bar (al leong), Wednesday, 10 April 2013 19:44 (seven years ago) link

I keep expecting this album to be tedious but it's actually pretty great

anonanon, Monday, 15 April 2013 17:10 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

don't know why more people aren't into this band. maybe the 2013 album i've listened to the most.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 May 2013 20:24 (seven years ago) link

i guess cause people prefer making fun of the name to listening to the music idk. record is a huge grower

ptsd.psd (electricsound), Saturday, 11 May 2013 00:49 (seven years ago) link

Heard their first record today, really good

calstars, Saturday, 11 May 2013 01:04 (seven years ago) link

i hate people who listen to this ripoff band just listen to barenaked ladies

infirm neophytic child (zachlyon), Saturday, 11 May 2013 01:18 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

"The Corner" crushes

calstars, Thursday, 6 June 2013 13:34 (seven years ago) link

I like this record a lot, even if sometimes it reminds me that point in the mid-90s where everyone was doing crunchy, dreamy guitar alt rock. Some of it is a bit "inside" for my taste (there's a particular moment where one of the guitarist does that "raking a pick behind the bridge" thing that makes me cringe (it's something Billy Corgan would do, for example).

fields of salmon, Thursday, 6 June 2013 15:46 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

yeah this is great

ciderpress, Sunday, 30 June 2013 17:41 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

otm

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 27 September 2013 15:24 (seven years ago) link

Some of it is a bit "inside" for my taste (there's a particular moment where one of the guitarist does that "raking a pick behind the bridge" thing that makes me cringe (it's something Billy Corgan would do, for example).

― fields of salmon, Thursday, 6 June 2013 15:46 (3 months ago) Permalink


Weird. I love that sound.

Really liking the new album, by the way.

I will have to wait till November to see them.

c21m50nh3x460n, Friday, 27 September 2013 19:42 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

i think this is my AOTY

ciderpress, Thursday, 7 November 2013 16:45 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

This is really good. I keep forgetting about these guys though, it's weird. I never really think I like them all that much, but whenever I do pull out their first album or the new, I find myself really liking it.

an enormous bolus of flatulence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:06 (seven years ago) link

Oops, I actually meant their second album. I always forget they had one before Are the Dark Horse that I've never heard.

an enormous bolus of flatulence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:20 (seven years ago) link

"devastation" is one of the most immense songs in a looooooooooong time

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 4 December 2013 02:25 (seven years ago) link

This has almost completely missed out in the AOYL. It sounds pretty great to me (better all round than Are the Dark Horse but, perhaps, the highs aren't quite as high). Surprised it hasn't made it's presence felt a little more.

yugi ex, Monday, 16 December 2013 21:22 (seven years ago) link

The version of 'Devastation' on the Casino EP crushes

Gotta take it slow in your fast ride (calstars), Sunday, 29 December 2013 23:13 (seven years ago) link

nine months pass...

I saw these guys in London last week and they were great

sktsh, Tuesday, 7 October 2014 21:00 (six years ago) link

eleven months pass...

riding the pony across the lakes tonight on the look out for great

http://wrat.com/event/ride-the-stone-pony/

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 23 September 2015 16:38 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

really like this new one

https://itun.es/us/aRsv-?i=1045768901

calstars, Saturday, 14 November 2015 02:25 (five years ago) link

"golden lion" sounds like LOW encoring on stage with RIDE. really looking forward to this new record

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 14 November 2015 22:42 (five years ago) link

"golden lion" has a keychange bit that actually sounds like cardiacs, i'm impressed

avant-garde, sissy bounce, zombie rave, aquacrunk, warlock, oceangrunge, (imago), Wednesday, 25 November 2015 22:36 (five years ago) link

shame about the billie jean bassline

avant-garde, sissy bounce, zombie rave, aquacrunk, warlock, oceangrunge, (imago), Wednesday, 25 November 2015 22:42 (five years ago) link

I think the other two tracks on the ep are better, esp the last one (in the forest)

calstars, Wednesday, 25 November 2015 23:21 (five years ago) link

anyone know what instrument the new woman in the band plays, or who she is?

calstars, Wednesday, 25 November 2015 23:22 (five years ago) link

She was playing keyboards, singing, and occasionally rattling a tambourine when I saw them last Friday. In addition to her name I want her mobile number.

stevo-rd, Thursday, 26 November 2015 06:14 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

Dug out ...Are The Dark Horse the other night.

https://devonrecordclub.com/2016/12/02/the-besnard-lakes-are-the-black-horse-round-98-toms-selection/

yugi ex, Friday, 2 December 2016 22:28 (four years ago) link

The new single is ok but I haven't gone back to it.

Answering my own question above, new girl's name is sheenah ko.

calstars, Friday, 2 December 2016 23:17 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

!!

great news

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 20:01 (three months ago) link

apparently the new one is over 70 minutes long....dang

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 20:08 (three months ago) link

That's a good sign, I love it when these guys get all epic.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 20:09 (three months ago) link

Almost 8 minutes per track average sounds fantastic to me.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 20:10 (three months ago) link

They have the oddest album titles

calstars, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 22:10 (three months ago) link

That's great. I tend to prefer them at their most succinct ("Albatross" 4ever) but didn't want that to end.

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Friday, 4 December 2020 01:03 (three months ago) link

The art for each album is great too - i think it’s one of the members’ work , right?

calstars, Friday, 4 December 2020 01:07 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

New album drops today

calstars, Friday, 29 January 2021 12:42 (one month ago) link

The other two Bandcamp tracks sound fantastic, excited!

Maresn3st, Friday, 29 January 2021 13:08 (one month ago) link

Got excited for a second, but my physical pre-order isn't due out until next Friday, so a little more patience required! I haven't checked out the latter two Bandcamp tracks yet, want to hold the rest to hear all at once. I've read some really glowing reviews already.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 29 January 2021 14:49 (one month ago) link

I realised that BL are pretty much how I imagine certain other bands to sound in my head when I read reviews, but then those bands generally turn out to be v dreary (post-Baker Mercury Rev, for instance) but Besnard Lakes deliver those cinematic psyche goods.

Maresn3st, Friday, 29 January 2021 15:11 (one month ago) link

one of those bands that does the same thing over and over but it doesn't matter because they're so good at it

na (NA), Friday, 29 January 2021 17:23 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Yeah, this new one is terrific.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 18 February 2021 17:12 (two weeks ago) link

I've been listening to this one loads, kinda reminds me of Mew.

The Goodies font (Maresn3st), Thursday, 18 February 2021 17:35 (two weeks ago) link


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