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Lord Huron premieres music video for “The Stranger” on Pitchfork TV

By February 2, 2011No Comments

Also announces tour dates with The Rural Alberta Advantage & remix by Painted Palms

Still from Lord Huron’s “The Stranger” video

VIDEO: “The Stranger” –

MP3: “Mighty (Painted Palms Remix)” –

Today, Lord Huron released their first ever music video for the song “The Stranger,” from the Mighty EP. The video, more of a short film compared to the average contemporary music video, was shot in Michigan by director Jacob Mendel.

The band is currently on a West Coast tour opening for Tennis and has just added a US tour with The Rural Alberta Advantage this Spring. They’ll also make their first appearance at SXSW this March. The band also just self-released the Mighty EP on vinyl which can be ordered here –

In the spring of 2010 Ben S. traveled easterly from Los Angeles to Northern Michigan. He spent a week at the site of his childhood retreats: the shores of Lake Huron. It was there he set to work developing a batch of songs and a week later, the first Lord Huron EP was complete. He named the recording, Into the Sun.

Upon his return to L.A., Ben set to work putting a band together. He called on his percussion-playing childhood friend Mark, who was in Nashville after performing for a time in the Caribbean. Mark swiftly packed up his drums and other gadgets and drove across country to California. The boys then recruited the rest of the Mighty Band, each of whom hails from Michigan.

Lord Huron’s music is an auditory travelogue. Evocative of many places, but tied to none in particular. Lush harmonies inspired by Calypso singers, folk traditions and the American frontier fuse with modern experimentation to create the distinctive sound.

The second EP from Lord Huron is called Mighty and it’s out via Bandcamp. Two of the songs from Into the Sun were released on a 7″ via Hit City U.S.A. in November of last year.


02/01 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA #
02/03 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA #
02/04 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA #
02/05 Tin Can Ale House – San Diego, CA #
03/04 Snow Ball Music Festival / Nottingham Park – Avon, CO *^
03/16 – 03/19 SXSW – Austin, TX
04/09 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR %
04/10 Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA %
04/12 Bottom of The Hill – San Francisco, CA %
04/13 Bottom of The Hill – San Francisco, CA %
04/19 The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT %
04/20 Hi Dive – Denver, CO %
04/21 Slowdown – Omaha, NE %
04/22 Firebird – St Louis, MO %
04/23 Radio Radio – Indianapolis, IN %
04/24 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH %

# = w/ Tennis & Air Waves
* = w/ Superhumanoids
^ = w/ Edward Sharpe
% = w/ The Rural Alberta Advantage

Lord Huron
Mighty EP
Street Date: Nov. 2, 2010

1. Mighty
2. Son of a Gun
3. The Stranger
4. When Will I See You Again

Lord Huron
Into The Sun 7″
(Hit City U.S.A.)
Street Date: Nov. 16, 2010
Pre-order link:

A: Into The Sun (7″ Edit)
B: The Problem With Your Daughter

Lord Huron
Into The Sun EP

1. Into The Sun
2. The Problem With Your Daughter
3. We Went Wild


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BandCamp –