August 28, 2012 Lord Huron – Time to Run (video)
“No time to rest. I’m gonna find me a life, baby, way out west.”
You may remember my raving ramblings about Lord Huron from some of our earliest blog posts. The lush and exotic sounds really create a unique atmosphere that I haven’t heard in any other artists. And now, after releasing two amazing EPs, it looks like Lord Huron is back with his first ever album. Oddly enough, the album seems to be based off of a series of books by the mysterious author George Ranger Johnson, who is actually a figment of the band’s imagination. They really went all out on this one, creating a fake website with tons of information on the guy and his books. Real or Not, a few weeks ago the band released the first single from the album, “Time to Run” based on one of Johnsons “novels.” The song and video tell the story of a man going to great ends for the woman he loves, no matter the cost. It’s a great video shot in old-fashioned technicolor style with foreign subtitles to match (and man do I wish I could understand what they meant). The song itself is one of Lord Huron’s more upbeat tunes sounding as close to a road trip song as the band can get with jangly drums and ecstatic backup vocals. Check out the video above and look at this website for more Lonesome Dreams.