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Lord Huron’s wild horses

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Walking through a park littered with dandelion fuzz does a number on one’s allergies. It poses the question: Is that brief respite of fresh air worth plodding through the rest of the day in a haze? Lord Huron‘s full-length debut, Lonesome Dreams (IAMSOUND) conjures up the same groggy effect with wind chimes, maracas, and steel drums that always seem just far enough away in the distance to identify – like an ice cream truck’s siren call rolling in on the breeze. Once Ben Schneider’s solo, Nebraska-style recording-only project and now a full fledged touring band, Lord Huron employs the choir boy vocal proliferation of Fleet Foxes, but exchanges the pastoral lifestyle for a ticket on the 3:10 To Yuma. “The Ghost On The Shore” owes much to Beck’s 2002 seminal breakup elegy Sea Change while echoes of Roger and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song infuse “The Man Who Lives Forever.” Schneider turns on the charm for “Time To Run,” a sweeping ballad signaling that wild horses not only couldn’t drag him away from his beloved, but he’s charging down the dirt road straddling one. (Monday@Schubas.)

— Janine Schaults

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