Ben Schneider conjured Lord Huron from the depths of Lake Huron during a trip to his family home in northern Michigan in 2010. Ancient memories, smoke over the moon and nights full of perilous laughter all bolstered the brew from which Lord Huron emerged. Ben brought Lord Huron back with him to Los Angeles, where strange young things are known to flourish, unhindered.
As the songs grew, so did the need for a band to play them. Answering the call ringing out from California, grand brethren from years past, friends and fellow Michiganders, Mark Barry, Miguel Briseno and Tom Renaud, left their respective paths, or bent each road to their own will, to reconvene out west. An old crew reformed in a new harbor.
After a pair of EPs, a debut album, Lonesome Dreams saw release in 2012. Tours followed that found the boys in blistering deserts, reveling in sinister paradises, wandering frozen coasts and lost among the hanging fog of bygone forests. Who can say but the soles of their shoes how far they travelled and how wide?
In 2014, trail-weary but intrepid, Lord Huron set up camp deep in Los Angeles at Whispering Pines Studios to notch their latest songs and abet the journeys of others. Lord Huron released the next chapter of their adventures, Strange Trails, in April 2015.
“Ben Schneider finally grows into his Western traveler character and creates an album that is full of life, mystery and a darkness…” —NPR Music
“One of the best bands in the country.” —Jay Sweet (Newport Folk Festival producer) to Rolling Stone
“…Lord Huron creates rich landscapes that stretch far beyond sound.” —T: The New York Times Style Magazine
“There is an ambience of location—real and psychedelically imagined—and the nuanced detail of mystical experience to all that Huron does, with just a hint of hip-shimmying Elvis Presley in Schneider’s vocal delivery.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Plenty of songwriters have literary ambitions but few have actualized them as fully as Lord Huron’s founding member, Ben Schneider, does on the band's second full-length, Strange Trails.” —Vice’s Creator’s Project
“On their second album, the folk-tinged band perfects the haunting, melancholy sound introduced on Lonesome Dreams...It’s all seductively atmospheric…” —People
For more information on Lord Huron visit: www.lordhuron.com
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