Dan’s DJ pick of the week this week comes from California-based indie folkers Lord Huron. The band recently teased a potential new album on social media and now it’s official. Vide Noir, the follow up to Strange Tails will be out April 20 on Whispering Pines/Republic Records.
While writing the songs on the LP, frontman Ben Schneider drew inspiration from driving around the city of LA. “My nighttime drives ranged all over the city — across the twinkling grid of the valley, into the creeping shadows of the foothills, through downtown’s neon canyons and way out to the darksome ocean,” he explains in a press release. “I started imagining Vide Noir as an epic odyssey through the city, across dimensions, and out into the cosmos. A journey along the spectrum of human experience. A search for meaning amidst the cold indifference of The Universe.”
Preview the record by listening to Dan’s DJ pick “Ancient Names (Part I)” below and let us know what you think! Rumor has it an official lead single will soon follow.