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Besnard Lakes/Islands at Fringe Pop

Posted by Dave / June 17, 2006

Wicked-ass photos by Dave. Half-assed review by Sara.

Yeah, it smelled like week-old piss. And yeah, my organs are still sloshing around in St. Ambroise. But damn if there weren't some moments last night that were as near to perfection as I ever hope to be.

I fell for Parc des Amériques at the equally memorable Wolf Parade Fringe Pop show last year, and I was psyched to hear that organizers had sorted out the kerfuffle in time for the festival.

With tasty Om momos soaking up plastic cups of beer in my belly and a bevy of Midnight Poutiners at my side, I thought I was well prepared. But the effortlessly beautiful, sludgy classic rock of the Besnard Lakes knocked me on my ass. There, under the velvety sky and with a much-needed westerly breeze in my face, I fell in love with those dudes again and again. Yeah, Islands were swell. But it's Besnard Lakes I'll wank to in the steamy summer nights to come (more rawkin photos after the jump).









rrrobyn / June 18, 2006 at 04:00 am
nice photos, dave!

p.s. your "team" is totally not going ANYWHERE in world cup and i am going to make up a dance about it. an interpretive dance. which you will have to perform whenever argentina win a game. which will be a lot.
robyn :D
Mike / June 19, 2006 at 12:03 pm
i was, as always, completely floored by the besnard lakes. but i also really, really enjoyed islands. nick writes insanely good pop songs. and i loved the addition of kate. her vocals were really awesome.
Sara / June 19, 2006 at 05:16 pm
indeed. that "i feel evil" is like, fantastic.

remember when my purse fell out of john cummings' beard?
billy joel's manager / June 24, 2006 at 12:34 pm
"ruff gem" = the best song that billy joel never wrote...oh wait, he did. and it was a huge hit for him.
2449811 / June 21, 2011 at 02:40 pm
What a lovely day for a 2449811! SCK was here
Silvia / February 5, 2015 at 04:37 am
What would I like to see Umm thats a can o worms to risk.I wouldn't mind Circle's heavy cav being Argus borne for twin mount aktacts of a combo bite mount attack.

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