Lord Huron was created by Los Angeles-based Ben Schneider. Born and raised in Michigan, Schneider drew inspiration from the Great Lakes, which were carved by glaciers 14,000 years ago, and his music stands in awe and wonder of the natural world. After writing and recording two independent EPs (Into the Sun and Mighty) on his own, demand grew for Lord Huron to perform live. Schneider recruited friends Mark Barry (percussion), Miguel Briseño (bass) and Tom Renaud (guitar). Having first played music together at the tender age of 12, the group reunited and quickly hit their stride, transforming the project into a full-fledged band. Lord Huron has toured extensively in North America and Europe, earning rave reviews and performing for sold-out crowds at some of the world’s most prestigious venues. The band has appeared at a wide range of music festivals including Lollapalooza, Coachella, Bonnaroo and Newport Folk Festival. VIDE NOIR is Lord Huron's third album.
The music of Lord Huron is like a hug wrapped in an dark-star enigma riding a space taxi to the most comfortable place you can imagine. Joyously rich melodies and lusciously textured instrumentation keeps you light on your feet or tight in your lover’s arms, but almost aways aware that the darkness is somewhere out there. Of course we say that, not the band, but when they sited their wine inspiration as a deep earthy red they’d had on a European tour, it struck the right nerve. It is exactly the style of wine that fits their sound, especially these tracks off Vide Noir. We presented a number of viable barrel samples to choose from and they selected a Cabernet Sauvignon from the western flanks of the Mayacamas Mountains in central Sonoma County. It is rich, bright, supple, and complex. And as good as it is on it is on it’s own, the flavors explode when experienced with the paired songs. So turn it up and pour it on.