LORD HURON’S VIDE NOIR OUT NOW ON WHISPERING PINES/REPUBLIC RECORDS TO CRITICAL PRAISE

“WAIT BY THE RIVER” VIDEO DEBUTS

BAND TO PERFORM ON “LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS” MAY 2

SOLD-OUT TOUR BEGINS TONIGHT

Vide Noir, the highly anticipated new album from Lord Huron is out now on Whispering Pines/Republic Records. Additionally the band’s music video for their lead single, “Wait by the River,” debuts today—watch/share it here: https://bit.ly/2J62veY. Vide Noir can be purchased here: https://LordHuron.lnk.to/VideNoirPR

The new music continues to receive widespread critical praise while the band is due to perform “Wait by the River” on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on May 2. You can also listen to singer/songwriter/producer Ben Schneider’s Guest DJ interview with Bob Boilen on NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered” here: https://n.pr/2HD0E4A

“Cinematic” –NPR Music

“[‘Wait by the River’ is] a gorgeous song, one with the majesty of a 1950s doo-wop ballad.” –Los Angeles Times

“‘Wait by the River’ is more a mood than a song, a meandering moment that thrums with thoughtful production. The dreamy lo-fi rock tune feels like a reverie: a soundtrack to nostalgia and regret, given a sweet musical touch that belies its darkness, inspired by solo wanderings around nighttime L.A...Sometimes, just that simple message is worth remembering.” –TIME

“An eery, unresolved tale of a crystal ball vision that amplifies the band’s characteristic thematic darkness into distorted garage rock.” –SPIN

“Their songs are still haunting, gorgeous, and ethereal.” –Refinery20

“The tracks are robust and muscular, hitting on the tune-fulness and warm melodies that fans of the band would expect, but sounding more ready than ever for the big stages that they will be playing.” –Uproxx

“On Vide Noir, Schneider is lost, mystified and dazed-and it makes for his band's trippiest and most exciting music yet.” –Relix

“It’s the musical equivalent of a quiet thunder storm resonating through an open window on a dark and cloudy night.” –Paste

“Lord Huron is poised to break through.” –Los Angeles Magazine

“Vide Noir is easily the band's most musically striking release to date.” –Under The Radar

“The lyrics are full of color, puzzling poetry, sprinkled with mystery
following a man coveting fate.”
–Baeble Music

Last week, the band launched a Vide Noir public access television show in select cities nationwide. As a true multi-media artist, Schneider has created an immersive program that expands upon the album’s narratives and themes while showcasing the hidden world that inhabits Vide Noir. Fans can tune in to their local listings or see below for a current airing schedule. Additional local airings will be announced soon. You can watch the public access program here: https://bit.ly/2qLjTip

In support of the release, the band begins their worldwide tour tonight in Grand Rapids, MI. Even as the band headlines their largest venues to date, many shows (including New York City, Chicago, Boston, Oakland and Seattle) have sold out months in advance. Every pair of tickets ordered for the U.S. headlining tour includes a copy of Vide Noir. Tickets for the dates are on sale now at http://lordhuron.com.

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). Schneider found inspiration wandering restlessly through his adopted home of L.A. 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.

For more information, please contact Cami Opere, Louis D’Adamio or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


VIDE NOIR TRACKLIST
1. Lost in Time and Space
2. Never Ever
3. Ancient Names (Part I)
4. Ancient Names (Part II)
5. Wait by the River
6. Secret of Life
7. Back from the Edge
8. The Balancer’s Eye
9. When the Night is Over
10. Moonbeam
11. Vide Noir
12. Emerald Star

VIDE NOIR
PUBLIC ACCESS TV AIRING SCHEUDLE

April 20 ///  Burlington, VT /// VCAM at Channel 15 /// 5:30 p.m. Local Time
April 20 ///  Lansing, MI /// Lansing PMC at Channel 16 /// 6:30 p.m. Local Time
April 20 ///  Madison, WI /// WYOU at Channel 991 /// 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Local Time
April 20 ///  Nashville, TN /// NECAT (Channel: Comcast 19 / ATT 99) /// 1 a.m. Local Time
April 21 ///  Nashville, TN /// NECAT at Channel 19 /// 4:30 a.m. Local Time
April 21 ///  Berkeley, CA /// BCM at Channel 28 /// 4:30 p.m. Local Time
April 22 ///  Berkeley, CA /// BCM at Channel 28 /// 8:30 p.m. Local Time
April 22 ///  Burlington, VT /// VCAM at Channel 15 /// 10:30 p.m. Local Time
April 22 ///  Denver, CO /// DOM at Channel 56 /// 10 p.m. Local Time
April 23 ///  Burlington, VT /// VCAM at Channel 15 /// 12:30 p.m. Local Time
April 25 ///  Burlington, VT /// VCAM at Channel 15 /// 4:30 a.m. Local Time
April 27 ///  Burlington, VT /// VCAM at Channel 15 /// 5:30 p.m. Local Time
April 29 ///  Burlington, VT /// VCAM at Channel 15 /// 12:30 p.m. Local Time

LORD HURON TOUR DATES

* with In Tall Buildings
^ with Liz Cooper & The Stampede
% with Midnight Sister

BOLD—sold out 

April 20 ///  Grand Rapids, MI /// 20 Monroe Live * 
April 21 /// Chicago, IL ///  Riviera Theatre *
April 22 /// St. Paul, MN /// The Palace Theatre *

April 23 ///  Milwaukee, WI /// Riverside Theatre *
April 25 /// Kansas City, MO /// Arvest Bank Theatre ^
April 26 /// Indianapolis, IN /// The Vogue  ^
April 27 ///  Royal Oak, MI /// Royal Oak Music Theater  ^

April 28 /// Cincinnati, OH /// Homecoming Festival
April 30 /// Boston, MA ///  House of Blues  %
May 1 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Electric Factory %
May 3 /// New York, NY /// Beacon Theatre  %
May 4 /// Washington, DC /// The Anthem %
May 4-6 /// Atlanta, GA /// Shaky Knees Festival
May 31 /// San Diego, CA /// House of Blues  
June 1 /// San Diego, CA /// House of Blues 
June 2 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Greek Theatre
June 3 /// Oakland, CA /// Fox Theater 
June 5 /// Portland, OR /// Crystal Ballroom 
June 6 /// Portland, OR /// Crystal Ballroom 
June 7 /// Seattle, WA /// Moore Theatre 
June 8 /// Seattle, WA /// Moore Theatre 

June 15-June 17 /// Dover, DE /// Firefly Festival
July 25 /// Toronto, ON /// Sony Centre
July 26 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Stage AE
July 27 /// Cleveland, OH /// House Of Blues   
July 30 /// Portland, ME /// State Theatre
August 1 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Steel   
August 2 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Steel
August 4 /// Montreal, QC /// Osheaga Festival
August 5 /// Boston, MA /// House Of Blues  
September 21 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Pageant
September 25 /// New Orleans, LA /// Civic Theatre
September 27 /// Houston, TX /// Revention Music Center
September 29 /// Austin, TX /// Stubb’s Waller Creek
October 1 /// Tulsa, OK /// Cain's Ballroom
October 3 /// Omaha, NE /// Sokol Auditorium
October 4 /// Denver, CO /// Ogden Theatre   
October 5 /// Denver, CO /// Ogden Theatre   
October 19 /// Copenhagen, DK /// Vega
October 20 /// Aarhus, DK /// Voxhall
October 21 /// Hamburg, DE /// Gruenspan
October 22 /// Amsterdam, NL /// Paradiso
October 23 /// Brussels, BE /// Ancienne Belgique
October 25 /// Cambridge, UK /// The Junction
October 26 /// London, UK /// Roundhouse
October 27 /// Sheffield, UK /// Plug
October 28 /// Gateshead, UK /// Sage Gateshead
October 29 /// Liverpool, UK /// Invisible Wind Factory
October 31 /// Paris, FR /// Le Trianon
November 2 /// Munich, DE /// Technikum
November 3 /// Koln, DE /// Gloria
November 5 /// Berlin, DE /// Columbia Theater