Monday, March 18, 2013

Lord Huron to tour

The debut album Lonesome Dreams from praised LA-based band Lord Huron (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,” asEsquire called them “the last true New Band You Need to Hear This Year.” The music video for the first single “Time to Run” premiered on NPR Music as a “First Watch”:

After a successful U.K. run and two sold out shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn in February, the band will continue to tour throughout the year, including special appearances at SXSW,CoachellaBonnaroo, and Firefly Festival. See below for complete details

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. His work is continually inspired by his outdoor explorations, landscape and water in particular. 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. 

*with Portugal. The Man 

March 27 /// Denver, CO /// The Bluebird Theater
March 28 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// Kilby Court
March 30 /// Boise, ID /// Neurolux
April 1 /// Vancouver, BC /// The Biltmore Cabaret
April 2 /// Portland, OR /// Doug Fir Lounge
April 3 /// Seattle, WA /// Neumos
April 5 /// Sacramento, CA /// Harlow’s
April 12 & 19 /// Indio, CA /// Coachella 
April 17 /// Tempe, AZ /// Marquee Theatre*
April 18 /// Pomona, CA /// The Glass House*
June 8 /// Snowmass, CO /// Snowmass Mammoth Fest
June 14-16 /// Manchester, TN /// Bonnaroo
June 21 /// New York, NY /// Webster Hall
June 22-23 /// Dover, DE /// Firefly Music Festival
August 16 /// Loveland, CO /// ARISE Festival

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