Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CMJ Band to Watch: Lord Huron

Sweeping soundscapes of jaunting guitar and poly-rhythmic, African-inspired beats -- this best describes the Northern Michigan quintet, Lord Huron. Think Dent May meets Fleet Foxes.  The band's current discography only includes an EP titled, The Sun, but soon, the band will be releasing a 7" and another EP, Mighty both on L.A.'s Hit City U.S.A. label. Now partnered with the indie-press behemoth, Force Field, Lord Huron will be given opportunities aplenty to make a name for themselves. This early in their career, the group already boasts a well-placed single look on Pitchfork for "Mighty". Upon first listen of this EP title track, it is clear that Lord Huron are creative songwriters capable of writing tropically inspired-pop gems worthy of repeate listens.

This makes them a CMJ 2010 Band to Watch.

Check out their shows below:

10/22 - New York, NY Pianos - Force Field PR Showcase - 8pm
10/23 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl - Pitchfork CMJ Party - 2pm
10/23 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom - 8pm

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