Indie folk band Lord Huron sold out the Showbox Market on Friday, January 24, touring behind their October 2012 release Lonesome Dreams. Minneapolis band Night Moves opened the show in place of the originally scheduled Nashville band Night Beds.
Lord Huron, a five-piece band, started as Ben Schneider’s solo project in Michigan. The band’s broad soundscapes and the rich resonance of the vocals are reminiscent of their midwestern roots, although they are now based out of Los Angeles.
The visual arts aspect of the project carried into the vibe at the Showbox, almost a live contemporary Western soundtrack of timelessly unanchored folk anthems. Schneider used a second mic with a pedal board for more ethereal or psychedelic vocals, bolstered by the rest of the musicians.
Song flow scarcely broken by a few words made for a seamless set. The audience clapped and sang along with the infectious vocal interjections during “Time to Run,” the last (pre-encore) song, which disassembled as members of Lord Huron left the stage. Two members remained, playing the same drum beat, and the set culminated in a final triumphant triplet.