LORD HURON CONTRIBUTES FIVE SONGS TO A WALK IN THE WOODS SOUNDTRACK
“THE BIRDS ARE SINGING AT NIGHT” PREMIERES AT VULTURE
STRANGE TRAILS CONTINUES TO RECEIVE CRITICAL ACCLAIM
BAND ON TOUR THROUGHOUT THE FALL
Lord Huron is contributing five songs to the soundtrack for the upcoming feature A Walk In The Woods, including a brand new song, “The Birds are Singing at Night.” The new track is premiering today at Vulture, listen here. The film’s soundtrack is out digitally September 4 via Varèse Sarabande. Of the band’s inclusion in the soundtrack, director Ben Kwapis explains, “Our biggest musical challenge was how to represent the majesty of the Appalachian Trail, its jaw-dropping vistas, its forbidding mountains and blessedly untamed wildlife. The answer came in the form of Lord Huron.”
A Walk in the Woods is the film adaptation of celebrated travel writer Bill Bryson’s book of the same name. The film, which features Academy Award® winners Robert Redford, Emma Thompson and Academy Award® nominee Nick Nolte, chronicles Bryson’s decision to hike the Appalachian Trail.
Lord Huron will tour throughout the fall to celebrate the release of their latest critically acclaimed album Strange Trails. See full routing below.
Strange Trails continues to receive critical acclaim:
“That's fantastic…I like these guys!” —Conan O’Brien
“Ben Schneider finally grows into his Western traveler character and creates an album that is full of life, mystery and a darkness…” —NPR Music
“One of the best bands in the country.” —Jay Sweet (Newport Folk Festival producer) to Rolling Stone
“…Lord Huron creates rich landscapes that stretch far beyond sound.” —T: The New York Times Style Magazine
“There is an ambience of location—real and psychedelically imagined—and the nuanced detail of mystical experience to all that Huron does, with just a hint of hip-shimmying Elvis Presley in Schneider’s vocal delivery.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Plenty of songwriters have literary ambitions but few have actualized them as fully as Lord Huron’s founding member, Ben Schneider, does on the band's second full-length, Strange Trails.” —Vice’s Creator’s Project
“On their second album, the folk-tinged band perfects the haunting, melancholy sound introduced on Lonesome Dreams...It’s all seductively atmospheric…” —People
Recently, the band returned to late night television to perform their single “Fool For Love” as well as “The World Ender” on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” In addition, the official video for “Fool For Love” can be watched here: http://bit.ly/194qNUg.
Strange Trails was written and produced by frontman Ben Schneider and recorded at the band’s own Whispering Pines studio in Los Angeles. Listen to Schneider speak with NPR’s “All Things Considered” about the new record here: http://n.pr/1FhV2A5.
Originally a musical and visual solo project by Michigan-native-turned-Angeleno Schneider, Lord Huron members now include Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion) and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). After a pair of EPs, their critically acclaimed debut album Lonesome Dreams was released in 2012, followed by extensive touring both stateside and abroad.
For more information, please contact Cami Opere or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
LORD HURON LIVE
*with Dave Monks
†with Radical Face
September 13 /// St. Louis, MO /// Loufest
September 14 /// Columbus, OH /// Newport Music Hall
September 15 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Vogue Theatre
September 16 /// Grand Rapids, MI /// Covenant Fine Arts Center
September 18 /// Woodstock, NY /// Bearsville Theater
September 19 /// Ottawa, ON /// CityFolk Festival
September 20 /// Toronto, CA /// TURF Music Festival
September 22 /// South Burlington, VT /// Higher Ground Ballroom*
September 23 /// Portland, ME /// State Theater*
September 24 /// Providence, RI /// Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel*
September 25 /// New Haven, CT /// Toad’s Place
September 27 /// Washington, DC /// Landmark Music Festival
September 28 /// Raleigh, NC /// The Ritz
September 29 /// Asheville, NC /// The Orange Peel
September 30 /// Athens, GA /// 40 Watt Club
October 4 /// Austin, TX /// Austin City Limits Festival
October 5 /// Austin, TX /// Emo’s
October 6 /// Dallas, TX /// House Of Blues
October 8 /// Kansas City, MO /// Uptown Theater
October 10 /// Houston, TX /// Warehouse Live
October 11 /// Austin, TX /// Austin City Limits Festival
November 6 /// Dublin, IE /// Button Factory †
November 8 /// Bristol, UK /// Thekla †
November 9 /// Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK /// The Cluny †
November 10 /// Manchester, UK /// Gorilla †
November 11 /// London, UK /// O2 Shepherds Bush Empire †