The debut album from Montreal’s the Besnard Lakes sat untouched in our promo pile for weeks–mostly because everytime we’d look at the spine, we’d think, “Who the hell sent us a Barenaked Ladies CD?” Now we’ve been playing the album non-stop the last two weeks, and, as the French say, yôwza: The songs take a while to build up, but once they rev up toward the end, it’s time to grab the Bose blockers. The only MP3 we have from February’s The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horses is “And You Lied To Me,” below, but we implore you to listen to “Disaster” on their MySpace page, as it’s our favorite track.
And yes, it’s another art-rock Canadian supergroup, but since we don’t hold a genealogy degree from McGill, we have no idea who’s playing what from where in these bands anymore.
The Besnard Lakes – And You Lied To Me [MP3, link expired]
The Besnard Lakes [MySpace]