I’ve been anxiously awaiting this release for awhile now. Ever since I heard their track, “Open Hands,”I was immediately in love with their electronic blend of alternative sounds and the Ben Gibbard-esque vocals.
With the group’s last release being back in 2010, it’s been quite some build up for their second full length, Our Bodies. I’m impressed with the tight production and how seamless the entire album moves from track to track. That alone certainly makes up for the gap in releases, for sure.
Spend some time on these Michigan boys and their fabulous release below.
I also love all of the promos they did for Our Bodies, which you can watch more of here.
I really, really can’t turn this song off. “Giant Hands” by Michigan’s Dog & Pantheris light and playful sounding but the lyrical ambivalence is what really took a hold of me upon first listen.
The line, “we will never be friends” is quite a bold statement and makes me wonder who the song is about. I love all of the minute details like the background vocals, the FM static and the mix of acoustic music and electronic drum kits. It’s a song of push and pull reverting to the line, “don’t give up on me.” It’s terribly conflicting and that’s what makes it a winner in my book.
Right-click and enjoy this song as much as I have.
One thing I actually do remember about Coachella was that a lot of the bands I was interested in seeing live had some awful set times. I mean, hey, I don’t blame the system…It’s just way too fucking hot.
Lord Huron is part of that unfortunate group at Lollapalooza. But this time, I’m going to fight nature back. With a thousand fixed-price water bottles.
Anyways, Lord Huron is a band proud of their roots and they certainly won’t let you forget the fact that they’re from Michigan. With the vocals so reverbed, it’s like a distant calling across meadows, with wind gusts wrapping all around them and a whistle keeping in time with the rhythm. Ok, maybe I’m a little imaginative but the experimental/ambient folk nature of this band really can take you away from all that sounds familiar.
And you think this music can’t get remixed? Check out Teen Daze doing his thing on “Into The Sun” while Painted Palms make it rain electronica all over “Mighty.” Lord Huron has two EP’s out, go ahead, check them at their bandcamp page.