Album Notes - Lord Huron - Long Lost
For those lamenting the death of the album, I present exhibit D: Long Lost. Pulling off a fourth record that is unmistakably the artist in question, yet simultaneously not a retread, is a delicate balancing act. Once again, Lord Huron bestow upon us their ethereal Americana blessings, leaning into the country and western side of the genre more than ever.
As if consistently penning great tunes wasn't enough, apparently Ben Schneider and co. felt a greater challenge was needed and decided to make an album that has Lord Huron performing as other artists, offering a fictional history of their real recording studio. Top it off with the audacity to close with 14 minutes of ambience that leads back into the opening track and the Michigan-born Schneider appears as though musically he can do no wrong. Like clockwork, every three years Lord Huron is back with a new record that somehow serves as the perfect soundtrack to a multitude of activities.