The Besnard Lakes by Chris Gergley
Welcome to Pine Point is a multimedia documentary that combines video footage, artwork, photographs and music on a web interface. Co-director Michael Simons was once a resident of Pine Point, a Canadian mining town that existed for one generation that would be closed and wiped off the map after the mine closed. The documentary serves as an album to the town’s memory.
Simons, a longtime friend of The Besnard Lakes’ Jace Lasek, told the band about the project and asked if the band would be interested in providing some music for it. He asked if the band would cover “We’re Here for a Good Time (Not a Long Time)” by Canadian rock band Trooper.
The songs The Besnard Lakes contributed to Welcome to Pine Point will be available via 12″ EP available at their upcoming tour dates and by mail order at SC Distribution. “The Corner” is one of two songs written for the end credits of the film “Memories Corner”. This is the song that wasn’t chosen. Also a Besnard Lakes rarity, this song is available for the first and only time on You Lived in the City.
You Lived In the City will be released on September 20, 2011.
You Lived In the City EP Tracklisting:
1. We’re Here For a Good Time (Not A Long Time)
2. Holiday Sin
3. Some Colour in the Sky
4. The Corner
*All dates with Malajube opening*
09/23/11 Victoria, BC: Metro Theatre
09/24/11 Vancouver, BC: Wise Hall
09/26/11 Calgary, AB: Republik
09/27/11 Edmonton, AB: Starlight
09/28/11 Regina, SK: Exchange
09/29/11 Saskatoon, SK: Amigo’s
09/30/11 Winnipeg, MB: WECC
10/01/11 Minneapolis, MN: Triple Rock Social Club
10/02/11 Madison, WI: High Noon Saloon
10/04/11 Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall
10/05/11 Kalamazoo, MI: The Strutt
10/06/11 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Tavern
10/07/11 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda’s
10/08/11 Hartford, CT: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
10/12/11 Hamilton, ON: Casbah
10/13/11 Toronto, ON: Lee’s Palace
10/14/11 Kingston, ON: Grad Club
10/15/11 Ottawa, ON: Capital Music Hall
11/21/11 Bristol, UK: Thekla