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MoSo: Close Talker and The Besnard Lakes at Broadway Theatre

June 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

MoSoFest and MoSo Conference is very happy to announce a unique night of music at The Broadway Theatre featuring two of Canada’s most captivating bands: Close Talker and The Besnard Lakes.

Each band will perform a full set accompanied by live visuals performed by Saskatchewan artists. This is a one-night-only show that you do not want to miss!

Close Talker is the exalted indie rock trio from Saskatoon, Canada. Formed in 2012, the band has made great strides in a short period of time: two full-length releases, numerous tours throughout North America, Europe, and the UK, and international attention garnered from critically acclaimed blogs and publications. Spin Magazine writes, “Close Talker pair their rigid yet sanguine melodies with achingly euphoric lyricism,” while Q Magazine calls the band “one of their country’s most zesty exports.” Exclaim! described the live show as magnetic; “a nice balance of anthemic rock with soaring harmonies and spacey, melodic breakdowns.” In 2015 Close Talker received nominations for Sirius XM’s Emerging Artist of the Year, as well as Western Canadian Music Award’s Video of the Year, Independent Album of the Year, and Radio Starmaker’s Rock Recording of the year.

Close Talker is Will Quiring, Matthew Kopperud, and Chris Morien.

The Besnard Lakes
Dark, foreboding and endlessly intriguing, Montreal indie rock quintet The Besnard Lakes have crafted some of the most imposing and grandiose records of the past decade. Now on to their fifth full-length effort, this three-time Polaris Prize nominee’s hypnotic brand of psychedelia feels ever-more sharp and concise; an added level of light and space making for even greater wonder. Fronted by husband and wife Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, The Besnard Lakes marry textured, questing headphone sonics with the honeyed pleasure of radio hits past: the rapture of My Bloody Valentine entwined with the romance of Fleetwood Mac. It’s a melodic yet mountainous soundscape with unabashedly androgynous vocal harmonies. Emerging from the economic depression of Quebec, which has birthed an ever-evolving scene renowned for such disparate independent avatars as Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Arcade Fire, The Besnard Lakes fluctuate between haunting and romantic, with beautiful vocal harmonies, epic swooshing violins, thundering drums and sparse guitar melodies.

All ages are welcome at this show.
Tickets are $20.00 + fees in advance and $25 at the door or use your MoSo 2016 Pass for ‘free’ access. Get your pass or ticket now! https://www.picatic.com/moso2016


June 17, 2016
8:00 pm




The Broadway Theatre
715 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon, SK Canada