Lord Huron’s highly anticipated album Vide Noir, debuts today. The band’s forthcoming album is out April 20thon Whispering Pines/Republic Records.
To promote the upcoming release of their new single “Wait by the River”, Lord Huron will make their way to the UK in October, playing five shows across the country including a night at London’s Roundhouse.
Vide Noir was written and recorded over the past two years at Lord Huron’s Los Angeles studio and informal clubhouse, Whispering Pines, and was mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips/MGMT). In conjunction with the album announcement, the band released “Ancient Names (Part I)” and “Ancient Names (Part II),” which received critical praise from NPR Music and SPIN who called them, “An eery, unresolved tale of a crystal ball vision that amplifies the band’s characteristic thematic darkness into distorted garage rock.”
Singer, songwriter and producer Ben Schneider found inspiration wandering restlessly through his adopted home of LA at night: “My nighttime drives ranged all over the city—across the twinkling grid of the valley, into the creeping shadows of the foothills, through downtown’s neon canyons and way out to the darksome ocean. I started imagining Vide Noir as an epic odyssey through the city, across dimensions, and out into the cosmos. A journey along the spectrum of human experience. A search for meaning amidst the cold indifference of The Universe,” he says.
As a true multi-media artist, Schneider has once again created an adorned world to inhabit within Vide Noir: the album will be accompanied by a wealth of imagery, films and immersive experiences crafted to expand upon its narratives and themes. This builds on Schneider’s past work, which used videos, a comic book, a choose-your- own-adventure hotline and assorted Easter eggs as means of deepening the listener experience. Watch the trailer for Vide Noir at http://bit.ly/2FjvWsi
Originally a musical and visual solo project by Michigan-native-turned-Angeleno Schneider, Lord Huron now includes members Mark Barry (percussion), Miguel Briseño (bass) and Tom Renaud (guitar). After a pair of independent EPs, Lord Huron released two full-length albums Lonesome Dreams (2012) andStrange Trails (2015) on IAMSOUND Records, followed by extensive touring and prestigious festival appearances both stateside and abroad. After appearing in the hit Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” the band’s song “The Night We Met” (from Strange Trails) was officially certified Platinum in January 2018.
VIDE NOIR TRACKLIST
- Lost in Time and Space
- Never Ever
- Ancient Names (Part I)
- Ancient Names (Part II)
- Wait by the River
- Secret of Life
- Back from the Edge
- The Balancer’s Eye
- When the Night is Over
- Vide Noir
- Emerald Star
Oct 25th – Cambridge, The Junction
Oct 26th – London, Roundhouse
Oct 27th – Sheffield, Plug
Oct 28th – Gateshead, Sage Gateshead
Oct 29th – Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory