Bio from Lord Huron"s website:
Critically acclaimed quartet Lord Huron will set out on a six-week U.S. tour beginning in January. This will serve as the band’s largest headlining run to date, after wrapping a successful support tour for Alt-J in September.
The new dates round out a massive year of touring for Lord Huron, including their first large-scale U.K. run, numerous sold out shows nationwide, and festival appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Newport Folk Festival among others. Of Lord Huron’s live set, Rolling Stone admires their “remarkably full sound” while Filter notes they “keep the energy hopeful and alive.” See below for further details.
The band’s debut album Lonesome Dreams (out now on IAMSOUND Records), continues to garner widespread praise—USA Today explains, “the indie-folk band paints a vivid landscape with upbeat, warm melodies and the dreamy vocals,” while The New York Times describes the music as, “pretty, multilayered Americana strumming and harmonizing.”
Lord Huron, who made their first network television appearance performing on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” was featured in several year end lists, including NPR Music’s “10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012,” as Esquire called them “the last true New Band You Need to Hear This Year.”
Originally a musical and visual solo project by lead singer and Michigan native-turned-Angeleno Ben Schneider, collaborators now include Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion), and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). Schneider started playing music as a child—most often on summer nights around the campfire on Lake Huron.
He went on to study art in college and lived in France and New York before moving to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue a career in the visual arts. Schneider’s passion for art and music are often intertwined, and he has composed music for various visual art projects over the years.
In 2010, Schneider self-released his first EP, Into the Sun, online, complete with original artwork. The songs gained traction and Schneider set to work recruiting musicians to help him translate the recordings into a live performance.
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