Hot Ticket: The Besnard Lakes @ The Black Cat 5/27/10

the besnard lakes are the roaring night

The Besnard Lakes are playing the Black Cat backstage tomorrow night. Personally this is one of my most anticipated shows of 2010.

I first heard about this Canadian, husband & wife founded, indie rock band thanks to the many glowing reviews of their dominant performances at South By Southwest this year. Their new album “The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night” is one of the best (if not the very best) album of 2010. I have been listening to it daily for months. Their first album “The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse” is also a masterpiece and I am glad to finally have it brought to my attention.

The Besnard Lakes sound is epic. They feature beautiful, mournful vocals that haunt and inspire the listener with their many tales of love found and lost in war. Their expertly applied vocal harmonies can in turns chill you to the bone or warm your heart. The band bring massive and expansive layers of guitars, both fuzzed out and wailing, set to chugging rhythms that promise for one of the most dreamy and dynamic sound-washes this year.

This show tomorrow night is going to be amazing.

The Besnard Lakes
w/ Land of Talk
@ The Black Cat

Michael splits his free time between defending the little guy and championing the underdog. He has been haunting the concert halls, dive bars, and greasy spoons of DC for the last 16 years. His interests include live rock music, researching obscure military/political conflicts, and good hamburgers. He is a friendly grump, has wisdom beyond his years, and is on a life-long quest to attain music nirvana. Follow him on Twitter if you dare!

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