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Lord Huron's Ben Schneider performing in The Current studio
Lord Huron's Ben Schneider performing in The Current studioMPR / Nate Ryan
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by Bill DeVille, Leah Garaas and Lord Huron

April 27, 2015

Lord Huron - Meet Me in the Woods (Live on The Current)
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Lord Huron - Fool for Love (Live on The Current)
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Lord Huron - The World Ender (Live on The Current)
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After decompressing in his home home of Michigan, Ben Schneider moved back to Los Angeles with a handful of recorded tracks. He and his sister handed out CDs and tapes at a music festival, someone wrote about it and before Ben knew it he was convincing his childhood bandmates to move to California to pursue music together again. Lord Huron was born.

Lord Huron—comprised of Ben Schneider (guitar, vocals), Mark Barry (percussion), Miguel Briseno (bass), Tom Renaud (guitar) and Brett Farkas (guitar)—have two albums under their belt now. Their sophomore full-length release, Strange Trails, was recorded in an old abandoned studio that Ben and the band fixed up. There they listened to early rock 'n' roll music by Bo Diddley, Elvis and Buddy Holly which in turn influenced the album's sound and Ben's approach to songwriting.

"Generally I start with something that's either about me or someone close to me and kind of let it spin off into fiction," says Schneider. "There's a straighter line to the truth through fiction sometimes and I've found that to be useful in writing."

Listen to the full interview to hear host Bill DeVille chat with Ben about the comic book that's included with Strange Trails, what famous NASCAR driver is a fan of Lord Huron and what it's like performing in the First Avenue mainroom.

Songs Performed

"Meet Me in the Woods"
"Fool for Love"
"The World Ender"

All songs off Lord Huron's new album, Strange Trails, out now via IAMSOUND Records.

Hosted by Bill DeVille
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Mike Demark
Web feature by Leah Garaas