Sunday, October 2, 2011

CONTEST! The Besnard Lakes Ticket Giveaway

Saturday Oct 8th, Manic Productions presents:
Wadsworth Atheneum (Aetna Theater)
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT

7:00pm - All Ages - $12

Want win a pair of tickets to see the Besnard Lakes at Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford Oct 8th? Well, send an email to CTINDIECONTEST@GMAIL.COM answering the following: What's your favorite Besnard Lakes song and why? Winner will be picked at random.

(Winner will be notified Friday Oct 7th. So, check your email!)

Bios from Manic's site:

The Besnard Lakes are a band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, formed by the husband and wife team of Jace Lasek (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards) and Olga Goreas (Vocals/Bass), and completed by Kevin Laing (Drums) and Richard White (Guitar). According to Songfacts, their name comes from Besnard Lake in North-Central Saskatchewan.

The band gained critical attention with their second album, The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse, that was nominated for a Polaris Prize in 2007. It was recorded at Lasek’s own Breakglass Studios, with members of fellow Canadian bands Stars, The Dears, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor/A silver Mt. Zion making guest appearances. Their debut album, Volume I, was self-released in a limited 1,000-copy edition in 2003 and later rereleased in October 2007.

In March 2010, the band released their third album The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night to widespread acclaim and has also received a nomination for the 2010 Polaris Prize.
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In early 2011, the three journeyed to Silverlake, California where Simon Katz (Youngblood Hawke) and Christian Letts (Edward Sharpe) awaited their arrival at the Effie House- a home equipped with, among other items, several recording consoles, a Steinway baby grand, two dozen guitars, a Hammond organ, and a ghost.

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These songs are a return to the blue-collar landscape of the band's hometown. They are honest, warm and timeless.

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