Wednesday 18 September 2013

Lord Huron - She Lit A Fire

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Another prediction we can mark off as a definite success. Saying that, we can take little credit for foreseeing the rise of Lord Huron; by the time we heard about the Californian group last year they were getting a fair bit of publicity and were better known back home than in the UK. With their harmony-rich alt-country those Fleet Foxes comparisons were perhaps inevitable, but there is a similarity and if anything in that ballpark ticks the right boxes with you then their début album 'Lonesome Dreams' is surely a must. The string of singles have definitely impressed.

If, on the off-chance, you are new to their sounds the you can try a little more by checking the title-track and also 'Time To Run' which we've covered in the past. We know not the future release schedule, but judging by the timing, 'She Lit A Fire' might be the last single before they set to work on a follow-up. There's surely been writing in progress throughout the year. This single, as with the others contains that same convergence of voices and a style rooted in Americana. It's thought-out and perfectly put together, and could be considered a great ending to the opening chapters of Lord Huron's story.

Lord Huron's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Sep 18 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Sep 19 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Sep 20 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
Sep 21 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Sep 23 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
Sep 25 House Of Blues, New Orleans, LA
Sep 26 Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
Sep 28 Stubb's Waller Creek, Austin, TX
Sep 29 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
Oct 12 Cask and Drum Festival, Birmingham, AL
Oct 20 Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
Dec 14 True Music Festival, Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 01 Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

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