14 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lord Huron is primarily the work of Michigan-native-gone-Cali Ben Schneider, who wrote and produced Strange Trails at the band’s Whispering Pines studio in Los Angeles. Initially conceived as a solo project, Lord Huron now benefits from the input of a backing trio. The sound is a mix of rustic rockers and haunted singer/songwriter–styled excursions. The Sun Records vibe of “Until the Night Turns” recalls the Memphis spirit, while “Dead Man’s Hand” feels like a tribute of sorts to Steve Earle and honest country music, despite never leaning on the usual country clichés. “Frozen Pines” is a sublime race against time.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lord Huron is primarily the work of Michigan-native-gone-Cali Ben Schneider, who wrote and produced Strange Trails at the band’s Whispering Pines studio in Los Angeles. Initially conceived as a solo project, Lord Huron now benefits from the input of a backing trio. The sound is a mix of rustic rockers and haunted singer/songwriter–styled excursions. The Sun Records vibe of “Until the Night Turns” recalls the Memphis spirit, while “Dead Man’s Hand” feels like a tribute of sorts to Steve Earle and honest country music, despite never leaning on the usual country clichés. “Frozen Pines” is a sublime race against time.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
500 Ratings
500 Ratings
Alaric.

No description will get the job done.

Lonesome Dreams was the greatest album I have ever listened to in my life. It awoke the adventurer in me and really changed the way I listen to music.

Strange Trails continues on that magic. Judging off Fool for Love, we are in for the greatest adventure of our life. Can't wait to see where the trails take us.

Ihadajobuntilthissong

Strange Trails

Impossibly beautiful music that feels like a really good novel.

stephenayers

"Strange" can be a good thing

Lonesome Dreams was a good debut effort, but I found myself only enjoying the first half of the album.

Strange Trails is enjoyable from start to finish. I have no urge to skip any song. I find myself tapping my fingers to many songs.

This is mysterious, creative, and relevant work.

Nicely done.

About Lord Huron

Lord Huron began as a solo project of Michigan-born/Los Angeles-based musician Ben Schneider in the spring of 2010. On a trip home to Michigan, Schneider recorded three songs inspired by communing with nature. These songs were later released as the Into the Sun EP, and Lord Huron was born. The songs quickly gained recognition and a live band was assembled to flesh them out in a live setting. Lord Huron began performing as a band in August of 2010 and quickly began touring, developing their live show as they went. In November of 2010, a second EP, Mighty, was released, coupled with a video for the standout track "The Stranger." The year 2011 was full of touring, with appearances at larger festivals like South by Southwest, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza. At this point Schneider solidified his band lineup with childhood friends Mark Barry on drums, Brett Farkas on guitar, Miguel Briseno on bass, and Tom Renaud on guitar.

In January of 2012, Lord Huron signed with independent label Iamsound Records and began work on their indie folk debut full-length, Lonesome Dreams, which was released later that year and led to an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. After extensive touring, a second album, the Western-themed Strange Trails, was recorded in 2014 at Whispering Pines Studios in Los Angeles. It was released in early 2015 and hit the Top 25 in the U.S. and Canada. After the closing track, "The Night We Met," got a high-profile spot in a dance scene on the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why in 2017, the song charted in North America, Europe, and Australia. Republic Records took note and offered the band a record deal. Lord Huron's major-label debut, Vide Noir, hit shelves and streaming sites in April 2018, reaching the number ten spot on the Billboard 200 chart. ~ Fred Thomas

ORIGIN
Los Angeles, CA
FORMED
May, 2010

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