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Formed as a side-project of three key names on the Canadian experimental indie rock scene, Swan Lake displayed their collective mastery of controlled cacophony on their 2006 debut, Beast Moans. Multi-instrumentalist Spencer Krug (Penticton, British Columbia, Canada) of Wolf Parade was an occasional member of Carey Mercers (b. British Columbia, Canada) Frog Eyes and even appeared on their 2002 debut, The Bloody Hand. After Daniel Bejar (b. 1972, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; guitar/vocals) picked Frog Eyes as his backing band for a European tour under his Destroyer moniker, rumours circulated that this would be the genesis of a new band. Beast Moans was recorded during February and March of 2006, at two Canadian locations, with the majority of the work completed at a remote cabin on Vancouver Island. In contrast with their respective previous projects the songs were written and recorded on-the-spot, in the cabin, resulting in the album being heavily...