LORD HURON REVIEW IN NEW YORK TIMES
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.