LORD HURON REVIEW IN NEW YORK TIMES

11/4/2012

LORD HURON reviewed in NY Times

The songs on “Lonesome Dreams” (IAMSOUND), the debut album by the Los Angeles band Lord Huron, head for wide-open spaces. Ben Schneider’s lyrics are full of quests and journeys; “Ends of the Earth,” for instance, starts the album with his inviting a girl to join him as he explores a boundless river, mountain and desert. His music sails above those geographic and romantic landscapes as a thoroughly tuneful, reverberant extension of folk-rock and country-rock, the Eagles and Big Country as diffused through My Morning Jacket. “Lonesome Dreams” smooths away some of the world-music undercurrents of Lord Huron’s EPs, reverting to pretty, multilayered Americana strumming and harmonizing; if the music grew much gauzier, it would cloy. But for most of the album, Lord Huron stays poised precisely at the edge of weightlessness.