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A REAL "Dark Horse",
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This review is from: The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse (Audio CD)
I had never heard of this band until last month. Every year I go to the Greenman Festival, and it was on the Greenman festival site that I first read about them, so i decided to investigate....
The first thing I did was to look on YouTube, where I found a myriad of stunning songs and performances. One track stood out. "You Lied To Me". This is off THIS album, and is up there with some of the best things I have ever heard (and I am going back over 40 years). The second thing I did was to listen to them...again, again and again. They should have been called "Led Television", sounding like both bands at times....
Soooo....on the back of what i had seen and heard I ordered this album and the latest - "Roar of the Night".
The first album is particularly outstanding.... the opening track, with The Beach Boys'esque harmonies and a killer riff in between made my hair stand on end. The second album is less immediate, but worth persevering with. Neither is expensive !!!!
And on the back of hearing their stuff I'll be seeing them at Greenman this year.
Explore and enjoy.