Lord Huron

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Lord Huron
Lord Huron Band.jpg
Lord Huron 2013
Background information
Origin Michigan
Genres Indie Folk
Years active 2010-present
Labels Iamsound
Website www.lordhuron.com
Members Ben Schneider
Mark Barry
Miguel Briseño
Tom Renaud
Karl Kerfoot
Past members Brett Farkas
Peter Mowry

Lord Huron is an American indie folk band based in Los Angeles. The group's debut album, Lonesome Dreams, was released in 2012 on Iamsound in the U.S. and Play It Again Sam in UK & IE in January 2013.[1][2][3][4][5] Following the release of the album the group appeared on The Tonight Show.[6] The band’s name was inspired by Lake Huron, the lake in which Schneider grew up visiting, and would spend evenings playing music around the campfire. [7]

Formation[edit]

Founding member Ben Schneider began writing music in his hometown of Okemos, Michigan. Schneider went on to study visual art at the University of Michigan and finished his degree in France, before moving to New York where he worked for an artist.[8] In 2005, Schneider moved to Los Angeles. In 2010, Schneider formed Lord Huron as a solo project, recording his first few EP's entirely on his own and steadily adding members to help play in live shows, most of whom he had known since childhood.[9]

Members[edit]

Current
  • Ben Schneider - guitar, vocals
  • Mark Barry - percussion, vocals
  • Miguel Briseño - bass, percussion
  • Tom Renaud - guitar, vocals
  • Karl Kerfoot - guitar, vocals

Lonesome Dreams[edit]

With the release of their first album, Lonesome Dreams, the band also slowly released a series of music videos, all filmed in a western 70’s 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,” Schneider said in an interview. [10]


Former
  • Brett Farkas - guitar, vocals
  • Peter Mowry - guitar

Discography[edit]

  • Mighty EP (Linian Music, 2010)
  • Into the Sun EP (Self-released, 2010)
  • Time to Run EP (Iamsound, 2012)
  • Lonesome Dreams (Iamsound, 2012)

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