8 things about Lord Huron

Lord Huron plays Stanley Live May 15 & 16.

AEG Presents LORD HURON at The Stanley Hotel,  May 15 & 16, 2019. Doors 7:00pm || Show 8:30pm. 


8 things about Lord Huron you may not know


  1. Lord Huron’s name nods to the great lake, but they base the band on the Pacific coast, in Los Angeles.
Turnip Rock juts out of Lake Huron in Port Austin, Michigan. Photo courtesy of Britannica Kids.
  1. Ben Schneider began Lord Huron as a solo project but eventually added a full band with his kindergarten buddies.

    Ben Schneider of Lord Huron. Photo courtesy of USA today.
    Ben Schneider of Lord Huron. Photo courtesy of USA today.
  2. The track “Dead Man’s Hand” off the band’s sophomore album, “Strange Trails” is about a guy going for a drive at night and having an encounter with a dead person. The know quoted Ben saying, “I don’t want to get too much into it, but I think occasionally I’ve had the feeling I’m talking with ghosts,”

    Strange Trails cover. Photo courtesy of Lord Huron music.
  3. Lord Huron is a mythical figure. George Ranger Johnson is one character Schneider created for his band. George is a prolific Western adventure novelist (no one has heard of until now) equipped with a full website. The books are now out of print, and surprising all the book titles are identical to Lord Huron songs.

    George Ranger Johnson book cover time. Photo courtesy of George Ranger Johnson website.

  4. Lonesome Dreams, released in 2012,  is the first full-length album from Lord Huron. NPR suggests it creates an effect of “scrolling an old-fashioned radio dial and hear two stations drift together, like a distant, ghostly ancestor of the mashup, wherein one band’s rhythms might mix with another’s guitar solo to create something new, as the cavernous choruses of Fleet Foxes or My Morning Jacket collide with the polyrhythmic playfulness of, say, Givers.”

    Lonesome Dreams cover. Photo courtesy of Lord Huron music.
  5. In April 2015, The Innings Festival writes about Strange Trails, “Schneider wrote, produced, and recorded at the band’s own Whispering Pines studio in Los Angeles. The album is an anthology of weird fiction – a new collection of tales from the world introduced on Lonesome Dreams.” Schneider explains, “There’s no direct narrative connection between the two albums. The stories here are separated by time, location and characters. Many of the themes have carried over and evolved.”

    Vide Noir. Photo courtesy of Lord Huron Facebook page.
  6. SPIN magazine reviewed Vide Noir released in 2018 saying, “The new album loses warm acoustic tones in favor of a hollower, heavier psychedelic sound crafted with help from mixer Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Baroness, MGMT). It‘s a good fit for a record so bleak: From the opener (“Lost in Time and Space”) on down, earnest prom-dance prettiness like, “Stay right here and let the cosmos twirl” is eclipsed by the desperate and sinister likes of, “If I don’t find her, gonna tie that noose.”

    Photo courtesy of Lord Huron Facebook page.


  7. AEG Presents LORD HURON at The Stanley Hotel,  May 15 & 16 2019. Doors 7:00pm || Show 8:30pm.  TICKETS ON SALE NOW at AXS.COM General Admission tickets are $150.00 plus applicable service charges. Ages 16+ are welcome.  Discounted rates for rooms at The Stanley Hotel for the show are available using code VIDENOIR
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Cynthia Reaves is the Managing Editor of The New Scene Magazine and North Forty News. Cynthia is multimedia journalist with a master's in New Media Journalism and a bachelor's in Journalism with a minor in Music Theory and Composition. She has a grassroots digital publication, Argento Studios. She is a content producer and co-founder of The Nashville Music Masters. She was the social producer for Green Mile Films, PR for Women’s Grand Prix at the US Pro Challenge, and Chief Relationship Officer for technology company Studio Hyperset.

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