Trevor Hall has been around for what feels like ages to me. I first heard his debut album Lace Up Your Shoes back when it dropped in 2004 (he was at the ripe young age of roughly 18) and consider the songs Beautiful Lunatic, Proof of Destruction and Venomous to be classics – for a lack of a better word – at this point in my life. Hall fell off my radar for almost ten years because of my changing interests, but I rediscovered his music just as he seemed to rediscover himself when he released 2014’s Chapter of the Forest.
Today marks the release of Lord Huron’s sophomore album Strange Trails. I expressed my opinion a week ago leading up to the release and thought the few songs I heard at that point were right on par with their debut Lonesome Dreams. I stand by that statement after getting my hands on the entire thing, the album is like a great novel you can’t put down. With sounds along the likes of greats Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, the occasional flare of Neil Young and Paul Simon, Strange Trails has a little something to offer for all listeners.
We’re a week away from Lord Huron’s sophomore album Strange Trails, and in the weeks leading up to its release they’ve slowly trickled out tracks to give their fans a taste of what’s to come. Today marks the release of a new tune ‘Frozen Pines,’ and it continues the path of the band’s sound we’ve known and have come to love, without differentiating too much from 2012’s debut album titled Lonesome Dreams. This is a great thing in my opinion, as it is rare to find a band out there that can achieve a consistent sound without getting boring and repetitive.