Band to Watch: Lord Huron

Los Angeles folk-rock quintet evoke a modern-day Wild West

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Hometown: Los Angeles

Backstory: Schneider grew up in Michigan and moved to L.A. to start a career as a visual artist. But when he found himself on the shores of Lake Huron, in his home state, he was inspired to record tunes that became the basis of Lord Huron's debut EP.

Ghost Writer: Schneider claims the album is inspired by the Lonesome Dreams series of Western tales by George Ranger Johnson – a collection of books, and an author, that don't actually exist. Schneider dreamed them up as one component of the album project; he even created a website and actual hard copies for the books.

Hot Clip: Watch an exclusive clip of the band performing "Lonesome Dreams" above.

Listen to Lord Huron's 'Lonesome Dreams':

From The Archives Issue 1168: October 25, 2012