FEATURE FILM SET FOR RELEASE IN 2020
15 OCTOBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) – Having just wrapped up an 18-month tour in support of their album Vide Noir in Calgary, AB last week, Lord Huron and director Ariel Vida have announced they are further exploring the world of Vide Noir with a feature-length film of the same name.
By no means a mere visual album, Vide Noir is a neo-noir mystery film set in late-Sixties Los Angeles, chronicling a surreal, nocturnal journey through the lens of a space-and-time-bending drug. The film was directed by Ariel Vida and written by Lord Huron’s Ben Schneider, and features a score by the band with new arrangements of their music throughout. Lead by newcomer Victor Mascitelli and NOS4A2 and The Goldfinch star Ashleigh Cummings, the film will be released in early 2020 and serve as both a stand-alone exploration of and the final chapter in the story of Lord Huron’s Vide Noir.
Released in April 2018, the album became the band’s first-ever Top-5 Billboard 200 debut, led them to sold out shows and festival appearances across the country, and was praised by critics everywhere, with NPR calling it “cinematic” and Under the Radar hailing it as “the band’s most musically striking release to date.” In addition, the album marketing campaign won a Silver Clio Award for its creativity, activations, and overall success, making the band one of a handful of artists to ever win this prestigious honour.
About Vide Noir
The story follows Buck Vernon (Victor Mascitelli) as he searches for his missing fiancée Lee Green (NOS4A2 star Ashleigh Cummings). Lee left Detroit without a trace, and Buck assumes she’s gone west to pursue her dream of becoming a singer. His only plan is to drive across the country and search every cocktail bar, lounge and club in LA until he finds her. What follows is a series of dreamlike encounters in increasingly strange settings - from a fortune teller’s parlor to an underground clubhouse to a dark, foreboding forest. Lee’s trail leads to a potent new drug that's flooding the town and eventually brings Buck face-to-face with the mysterious man behind it all.
About Lord Huron
In 2018, Lord Huron earned widespread critical acclaim and their first Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 200 with their third album, Vide Noir. A cinematic collection of pensive, provocative, and powerful rock, the record garnered praise from NPR, Time, Los Angeles Times, Spin, Stereogum, Refinery29, UPROXX, and more as singles such as “Wait By The River” (which the band performed on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”) and “When The Night Is Over” generated tens of millions of streams.
Get the VIDE NOIR LP HERE.