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Like post rock? Like psych rock? Like prog rock? Like shoe gaze? You’ll love Te Besnard Lakes from out of Montreal. Te personal and musical bond between Jace and Olga, husband and wife and founding members of the band has created several excellent albums and EP’s, with their latest A Coliseum Complex Museum perhaps their best. Tey play at the Arts Centre this month, and I spoke to Jace himself about having running a studio, cover art and that time Mark Ruffalo came to stay at his for the weekend.


Have you always made music Jace? Well, I guess I started when I was around 15, that’s when I got a guitar. A couple of years later I got a four track and started writing songs. When I was in elementary school I used to get all my friends to come over and we’d dress up like heavy metal guys and sing songs using hockey sticks as mics in our living room! So it’s something that’s always been in me – my mom played piano, my dad was a singer when he was younger, and there was always music around the house. When you and Olga started making music together, what was your starting point? I met her in Vancouver when I was at art school and she was already playing in a bunch of bands. I was writing stuff by myself as the bands I had been in had split up. Once I met her and she was a bass player and I was a guitar player, so we started writing together when


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we moved in together. It felt very natural for us to make music together once we met and it helped solidify our relationship! Were you making similar music to each other before you met? Back in those days I was doing long instrumental post rock songs and she was playing in a shoe gaze band so we just put those things together. We were fans of each other’s music so it was quite easy to meld those two elements together. How did you go about finding the other members of the band? Kevin the drummer I recorded back in 2005/6 at my studio when he was playing in another band. Te same thing happened with Rich who doesn’t tour with us but plays on our records, I met him in the studio when he was recording with one of his other bands. Tere were some vibraphone parts on our last


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