LORD HURON – ” Ancient Names (Part I and II) “

Posted: January 28, 2018 in MUSIC
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Lord Huron’s new album Vide Noir will be out April 20th, but you can listen to two new tracks today – “Ancient Names Pt. 1” and “Ancient Names Pt. 2”. The gang will also be touring across the US this spring.

Lord Huron, the folk-adjacent rock band helmed by Michigan-born singer and guitarist Ben Schneider, will release their third LP Vide Noir on April 20th. With the announcement, “Ancient Names,” an eery, unresolved tale of a crystal ball vision that amplifies the band’s characteristic thematic darkness into distorted garage rock.

The new album was inspired by driving Los Angeles after dark, Schneider explained in a statement:

“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.”

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Lord Huron’s previous album, the melodic and spooky Strange Trails, was released in April 2015; they’ve spent much of the intervening three years on tour. Vide Noir arrives from Whispering Pines/Republic Records (a new arrangement for the band, whose previous two albums were released by indie label IAMSOUND).

 

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