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Lord Huron

Number of songs: 4 | Total weeks on charts: 6
Appearing in a total number of: 5 charts | Total period running: 7 days

Lord Huron is an American indie band based in Los Angeles. The group's debut album, Lonesome Dreams, was released in 2012 on Iamsound in the US and Play It Again Sam in UK and Ireland in January 2013. The band’s name was inspired by Lake Huron, the lake which band founder Ben Schneider grew up visiting, where he would spend evenings playing music around the campfire. The band's third album, Vide Noir, was released on April 20, 2018.

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 City where he worked for an artist. In 2005, Schneider moved to Los Angeles. In 2010, Schneider formed Lord Huron as a solo project, recording his first few EPs entirely on his own and steadily adding members to help play in live shows, most of whom he had known since childhood.

Their first full-length album, Lonesome Dreams, was released on October 9, 2012. It peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart, selling 3,000 copies in its first week. The album has sold 87,000 copies in the United States as of April 2015.
With the release of Lonesome Dreams, the band also slowly released a series of music videos, all filmed in a western '70s 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. They also decided to release a theatrical version of the videos.

The band released their second album, Strange Trails, on April 6, 2015, in the United Kingdom and April 7, 2015, in the United States. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 23, and Folk Albums at No. 1, and No. 10 on the Top Album Sales chart, with 18,000 copies sold. The song "The Night We Met" was RIAA certified gold on June 26, 2017 and certified platinum on February 15, 2018.

In January 2018 several short videos released on Lord Huron's official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts with short clips of audio led to speculation of an upcoming album release. The album was officially announced to be the band's third album, Vide Noir, and was released on April 20th, 2018.

Lord Huron performed an extended preview of Vide Noir on March 8th, 2018 at Telegram Ballroom in Los Angeles, CA, debuting five songs off the new album, Ancient Names (Part I), Ancient Names (Part II), Wait by the River, Never Ever, and Vide Noir.

Band members:
• Ben Schneider – guitar, vocals, harmonica
• Mark Barry – drums, percussion, vocals
• Miguel Briseño – bass, keys, percussion, theremin
• Tom Renaud – guitar, vocals

Their song "Ends of the Earth" has appeared numerous times onscreen. It plays during the end credits of Season 3 Episode 12 of the Showtime television series Shameless and Season 2 Episode 6 of the FXX television series Man Seeking Woman. "Ends of the Earth" also appears in the films Endless Love and Walking With Dinosaurs, as well as at the series finale of the TV show Community. It is also used in the series finale of the Netflix series Longmire, in the Netflix Documentary 'Unbranded', and in a TV commercial for jewelry company Zales.

Their song "The Night We Met" is used in Season 2 Episode 22 of The CW's "The Originals" and Season 1 Episode 18 of The CW's The Flash. "The Night We Met" also appears in Season 1 Episode 5 of the Netflix television series 13 Reasons Why in a dance scene with protagonists Clay Jensen and Hannah Baker. The song subsequently entered international music charts, after the release of the show, in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Sweden and the UK in April 2017.

In the 2015 movie Freeheld, the band's track "Louisa" is used in the country western dance scene where Julianne Moore and Ellen Page's characters are dancing together.

The band's track "Fool for Love" is used in the end credits of Season 5 Episode 1 of HBO's Girls as well as in Season 7 Episode 1 of Once Upon A Time.

The songs "She Lit a Fire", "Ends of the Earth", "Brother", "The Ghost on the Shore", and the previously-unreleased track "The Birds are Singing at Night" are all used in the film A Walk in the Woods.

Their song "The Yawning Grave" appears in Season 7 Episode 11 of The CW television series The Vampire Diaries.

The song "Lonesome Dreams" is used in the 7th episode of the first season of HBO's Togetherness.

Lonesome Dreams (2012)
Strange Trails (2015)
Vide Noir (2018)
Sources: Wikipedia, Editorial team

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