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January 10, 2013 Hear a new song from the band's upcoming album Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO. The soaringly gorgeous record isn't out until April, but you can hear this early cut, "People Of The Sticks."
December 14, 2010 Album covers can set the tone for how we imagine music in our minds. Sometimes they try to make a statement, or just be an evocative image that invites you in.
The Besnard Lakes' "Albatross" cakes on layers of glorious harmonies, overblown guitars and swirling feedback.
March 11, 2010 "Albatross" finds Olga Goreas singing sweetly while accompanied by insular, shoegaze-tinged fuzz. Yet as the song cakes on layers of glorious harmonies, it begins to buckle like a collapsing star.
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January 25, 2010 On this All Songs Considered, we've got Sweden's jj and Fredrik. Plus The Besnard Lakes, Surfer Blood, Midlake, singer-songwriter Josiah Wolf and The Hotrats covering a classic from Pink Floyd.
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April 12, 2007 The African beats of Brooklyn's Antibalas; The Sahara's rebel group Tinariwen; Dark harmonies from The Besnard Lakes; The controlled chaos of Frog Eyes; The whimsical pop of Let's Go Sailing and more.
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March 8, 2007 With a sound that's part '70s art-rock and part '60s California chamber-pop, The Montreal collective members draw from the Brian Wilson school of arranging.
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