12 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Inspired by long drives across sprawling L.A., Lord Huron’s dreamy third album is music for soul-searching. It begins, like many journeys do, with a broken heart. "She went west to chase her dreams/She took my money, but she didn’t take me,” confesses frontman Ben Schneider, before setting off to get her back. Guided by an “Emerald Star,” his quest leads him to fortune tellers (“Ancient Names”) and the edge of the earth (“Back From the Edge”) in a sepia-toned daze of heartland harmonies, fuzzy guitars, and psychedelic soundscapes by Flaming Lips production mastermind Dave Fridmann. But the magic of Vide Noir is its sense of story, which wisely suggests that a happy ending depends on what you’re searching for.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Inspired by long drives across sprawling L.A., Lord Huron’s dreamy third album is music for soul-searching. It begins, like many journeys do, with a broken heart. "She went west to chase her dreams/She took my money, but she didn’t take me,” confesses frontman Ben Schneider, before setting off to get her back. Guided by an “Emerald Star,” his quest leads him to fortune tellers (“Ancient Names”) and the edge of the earth (“Back From the Edge”) in a sepia-toned daze of heartland harmonies, fuzzy guitars, and psychedelic soundscapes by Flaming Lips production mastermind Dave Fridmann. But the magic of Vide Noir is its sense of story, which wisely suggests that a happy ending depends on what you’re searching for.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
182 Ratings
182 Ratings
Mitchjfed ,

What happened

I totally understand and am for bands evolving, but you can’t stray from the sound that made your fans fall in love with you. This sounds like your everyday mainstream indie rock/pop. The Lord Huron I know awakened the adventure in m. The kind of music that made you want to see the world and all the amazing people and landscape within it. So sad to see this sound fade away. It sounds like since “the night we met” did so well that they ran with it.

There is a reason why people like Jack Johnson are sill so popular. He still plays the same style music since the beginning with very slight tweaks from album to album. Don’t change your whole genre!! Like Mumford thinking they are U2 now.

RatherBeSurfing82 ,

PHENOMENAL MUSIC FROM A PHENOMENAL BAND!!

Absolutely incredible. Everything that Lord Huron has released is astounding and never fails to touch my heart. I can’t wait for the rest of this record to come out. I’ll see you guys at the Greek Theatre!

Incline Dad ,

HIPPIES BEWARE!!!!

Most of you are not old enough to remember when Bob Dylan turned Electric (Google it.) This is that moment for Benji and the boys. They have elevated their music to a whole new level or "Astrial plain" this toothy new sound is bound to offend a few Teva-clad-festival-fans. Pay the gripe-r's no mind as this much talent and artistry needed to add a new dimension to the already rich LH music landscape and this new journey into sound will blow you're mind. Don't be an angry "Corn-Hole-Tosser" Take the new trip it's an amazing evolution to all the LH magic you love. Bravo Benji (and crew) if there were more stars I would be clicking them.

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