The Drop: Lord Huron

Straight off the release of their new album, Vide Noir, the GRAMMY Museum will welcome Lord Huron to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate performance and conversation, hosted by Executive Director Scott Goldman. Lord Huron was created by Los Angeles-based Ben Schneider. Born and raised in Michigan, Schneider drew inspiration from the Great Lakes, which were carved by glaciers 14,000 years ago, and his music stands in awe and wonder of the natural world. After writing and recording two independent EPs (Into the Sun and Mighty) on his own, demand grew for Lord Huron to perform live. Schneider recruited friends Mark Barry (percussion), Miguel Briseño (bass) and Tom Renaud (guitar), transforming the project into a full-fledged band. Lord Huron signed with IAMSOUND, and the label released 2012’s Lonesome Dreams, and Strange Trails in 2015. Strange Trails included the song, “The Night We Met,” which was featured in the popular Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why and was certified platinum in January of 2018. Lord Huron has also toured extensively in North America and Europe, performing for sold-out crowds and appearing at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Newport Folk Festival. Lord Huron’s newest album, Vide Noir, is a sonically bold, bravely-executed saga that pushes the band’s sound in ambitious new directions. Mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips/MGMT), Vide Noir honors the traditions of both rock and folk as it embraces modern studio techniques. The stylistic experimentation speaks to Lord Huron’s confidence as storytellers and as craftsmen, armed with a growing array of tools.