About Lord Huron
Lord Huron is an American indie band based in Los Angeles.
Ben Schneider founded the band in 2010, first as a solo project. Later he asked his childhood friends to join him on stage and so the band formed steadily. Now it consists of Ben Schneider (guitar, vocals, harmonica), Mark Barry (drums, percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseño (bass, keys, percussion, theremin) and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals).
The group’s debut album, Lonesome Dreams, was released in 2012 on Iamsound in the US and Play It Again Sam in UK and Ireland in January 2013. With the release of Lonesome Dreams, the band also slowly released a series of music videos, all filmed in a western '70s style, which Schneider says was the focal point and narrative for the album. “We had this fun idea that Lonesome Dreams was kind of this series of old adventure tales. It’s sort of a collection of pulp fiction and we wanted the videos to kind of reflect that and have that same feel and style,” so Schneider. They also decided to release a theatrical version of the videos.
Their second album Strange Trails debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 23, and Folk Albums at No. 1, and No. 10 on the Top Album Sales chart, with 18,000 copies sold. The song The Night We Met was RIAA certified gold on June 26, 2017 and certified platinum on February 15, 2018.
The band’s third album, Vide Noir, was released on April 20, 2018.
The band’s name was inspired by Lake Huron, the lake which band founder Ben Schneider grew up visiting, where he would spend evenings playing music around the campfire.