Strange Trails¬†is the highly anticipated follow-up to¬†Lord Huron's¬†acclaimed debut album¬†Lonesome Dreams. The new record was written and produced by frontman Ben Schneider and recorded at the band‚Äôs own Whispering Pines studio in Los Angeles.¬†Strange Trails¬†is an anthology of weird fiction - a new 14-track collection of tales from the world introduced on¬†Lonesome Dreams. Schneider explains, ‚ÄúThere's no direct narrative connection between the two albums. The stories here are separated by time, location and characters. Many of the themes have carried over and evolved.‚Äù
The album‚Äôs lead single ‚ÄúFool For Love,‚Äù is receiving critical acclaim following its recent premiere with NPR explaining, ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a beautiful, meditative mix that shimmers with the kind of hope and determination that only a new day can hold in its earliest hours, just after waking, before the inevitable letdown.‚Äù
Originally a musical and visual solo project by Michigan-native-turned-Angeleno Schneider,¬†Lord Huron¬†members now include Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion) and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). After a pair of EPs, their critically acclaimed debut album¬†Lonesome Dreams was released in 2012, followed by extensive touring both stateside and abroad, as well as appearances at major festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Firefly Music Festival and Newport Folk Festival.