You can stream ‘People of the Sticks’, off our new album right here.
We’re very proud to offer a very special edition repress of our first album “Volume I.”
This release is limited to 600 copies and is signed by Olga and Jace on the inner LP sleeve and numbered on the jacket. This deluxe package is double gatefold and has been hit with a UV gloss. Once these are gone, they are gone, so get yours now while quantities still last.
You can get it on our store.
It is also available in Montreal at Phonopolis and L’Oblique.
We wrote music for Welcome to Pine Point, a multimedia documentary that combines video footage, artwork, photographs and music on a web interface.
The songs we contributed will be available via 12″ EP on september 22. It will be available at our upcoming tour dates and by mail order from JagJaguwar.
More info in the Music section
We wrote music for Sympathy for Delicious, Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut. It will be released on June 7th on Lakeshore records.
It was recorded partially by Jace at Breakglass Studios in Montreal, and partially by Mike over a period of two years in Regina, Canada. In August of 2008, Mike flew to Montreal armed only with a 12-string Fender Coronado and over thirty different recordings of song ideas and loose structures. Jace helped to organize, edit and arrange the album, adding extra instrumentation and finally, vocals. In November 2008, they mixed the album at Breakglass. The final product digs into the duo’s love of layering sounds and instruments, and using the studio as a way to achieve it.
Drawing on Mike and Jace’s love of the pop song and long repetitive drones, the album spans the distance between the concise pop song structure of Francoise Hardy and the psychedelic organ drones of Broadcast. Guests include Jace’s wife and Besnard Lakes band mate, Olga Goreas, Max Henry (Suuns, Young Galaxy) and Jonathan Cummins’ 1965 Fender Jazzmaster.
Somewhere in the two thousand-mile-journey between the capital of Saskatchewan and downtown Montreal exists a new body of music called The Soft Province. It’s the fruit of Jace’s collaboration with longtime friend Michael Gardiner, a visual artist, musician and recording engineer living in Western Canada. Their first album comes out on February 22, 2011 on Three Ring Records.
The single is already available to buy on iTunes
The Besnard Lakes have finished the music score for Quebec-produced film “Memories Corner”. Directed by Audrey Fouché, the film is set in Japan and follows the story of a young French journalist who looks into the lives of earthquake survivors. The film’s score serves as an accompaniment to Japan’s incredible geographical and spiritual landscape.
More information on the film can be found here
We have completed work for the soundtrack of an NFB-produced interactive website about Pine Point – a town in the North West Territories that was literally removed from Canada’s map in the late 80’s. You can check it out here
Here are some pictures from the website.