PICS: Lord Huron at House of Blues

Lord Huron waded through "lonesome dreams" during a magnificent House of Blues show on May 31.

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The alt-folk/indie-rock band hails from LA, and got its start in 2010.
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Masterminded and founded by vocalist/guitarist Ben Schneider, Lord Huron began as a solo project and the first few EPs under the moniker were recorded entirely by Schneider.
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Steadily adding members to help play live shows, Lord Huron eventually released their debut full-length album “Lonesome Dreams” on Oct. 9, 2012.
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The band’s lineup currently consists of Schneider (pictured), Mark Barry (drums), Miguel Briseno (bass), Tom Renaud (guitar) and touring members Brandon Walters (guitar) and Anne Williamson (keyboards).
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“Lonesome Dreams” peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart, selling 3,000 copies in its first week.
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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.
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“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,” Schneider said in an interview.
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In 2015, the band released their sophomore studio album entitled “Strange Trails.” It debuted at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 and its lead single “The Night We Met” was RIAA-certified gold on June 26, 2017 (it was certified platinum earlier this year).
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In January of 2018, several short videos released on Lord Huron's official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts with short clips of audio led to speculation of an upcoming album release. The album, “Vide Noir,” was then officially announced and released on April 20.
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In January, Lord Huron released their first single from the “Vide Noir” album, a two-part song called “Ancient Names.”
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On Feb. 16, they released the next single, “Wait by the River.”
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The group has had several of its songs licensed for use in television shows including “Girls,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Togetherness,” “Once Upon a Time,” “13 Reasons Why,” “The Flash,” “The Originals,” “Longmire,” “Man Seeking Woman” and “Community.”
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On May 31, Lord Huron performed the following songs during its set (according to Setlist.fm): “Ancient Names, Pt. 1,” “Meet Me in the Woods,” “Hurricane (Johnnie’s Theme),” “Never Ever,” “Ends of the Earth” …
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... “Dead Man’s Hand,” “Back From the Edge,” “The Balancer’s Eye,” “Wait by the River,” “Frozen Pines,” “La Belle Fleur Sauvage,” “Fool For Love” …
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... “Ancient Names, Pt. II,” “Way Out There,” “When the Night Is Over,” “The World Ender,” “Time to Run,” and “The Night We Met.”
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Come back soon, lads!
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