Although the five-piece folk troubadours of Lord Huron haven’t released an album since 2012, they're still delivering warm, enthralling renditions to sold out venues. The Los Angeles-based band played at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood and packed the locale for two consecutive nights.
On a stage arranged with plants and a scenic mountain backdrop (which eventually became a glowing moon), Ben Schneider and company, attired in sophisticated gold rush era Western trappings, crooned their distinct brand of salt-of-the-Earth folk pop with ease.
They tore through “Ends of the Earth,” “The Man Who Lives Forever,” and “Lullaby” with a charm hinged upon the deceptively breezy atmosphere of their intricate creations. They aim to tug at the heartstrings, yet somehow manage to get feet shuffling and hips swaying en route.
Like a small-scale wedding, or a stunning view after a long hike, Lord Huron’s wide-eyed observations and working-class presentation make for an easily digestible sense of joy at all the simple and beautiful things we are lucky enough to behold.