LORD HURON TEAM UP WITH ALLISON PONTHIER FOR NEW TRACK “I LIED”
ANNOUNCES FALL 2021 TOUR, TICKETS ON SALE MAY 7
SINGLE “NOT DEAD YET” REACHES #1 ON AAA RADIO CHART
NEW ALBUM LONG LOST OUT MAY 21
(“I Lied” ft Allison Ponthier Single Artwork by Ben Schneider)
“It’s a cross between Pure Prairie League, New Riders of the Purple Sage and the Grateful Dead.”
– Bob Lefsetz
30 APRIL 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Welcoming friends into the mysterious embrace of Whispering Pines Studios today, Lord Huron uncover a new single entitled “I Lied” [feat. Allison Ponthier]. It’s the latest tune to be shared from their anxiously awaited fourth full-length album, LONG LOST, out May 21 via Whispering Pines Studios Inc./Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company.
Conjuring the ghosts of early sixties country and old school AM radio bliss all at once, “I Lied” unfurls as a heartbreakingly dreamy duet upheld by the interplay of Texas-born siren Allison Ponthier and Lord Huron. Awash in soft acoustic guitars and ethereal slide, it slips into a gripping hypnotic harmony punctuated by the trepidation of a breakup.
Today the band has also announced a Fall 2021 headline tour, their first shows in support of Long Lost. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia on September 9th and hits a variety of outdoor venues in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Portland and other markets across the country with Allison Ponthier opening on select dates. See full list of tour dates below. Tickets are on sale to the public starting Friday, May 7th (or via Spotify Fan First presale on May 5th). Visit www.lordhuron.com for more info and ticket links.
Increasing excitement for the arrival of Long Lost, the lead single “Not Dead Yet” just captured #1 at AAA Radio. Not only did it complete their fastest rise at the format to date, but this feat also marks their very first #1. To date, the song has amassed 4.5 million Spotify streams and 500K video views. Additionally, the guys hit the stage at Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! for a show-stopping television debut performance of “Not Dead Yet.” Watch it HERE. Spin claimed, “they sharpened their teeth,” while UPROXX described the track as “driving.” In addition to plugs from Stereogum and more, Brooklyn Vegan touted it among “Our Favorite Songs of the Week.” See full track list for Long Lost below.
Earlier this month, they shared the title track “Long Lost.” It just cracked 1 million streams, while Variance praised it as “whimsical, haunting” and Brooklyn Vegan wrote, “This one finds them combining their trademark indie folk with sweeping, string-laden vintage balladry.” Prior, Lord Huron released album track “Mine Forever” to critical acclaim. In addition to gathering 2 million-plus streams, it garnered plugs from Rolling Stone, Spin, and more. The music video featured blurred faces of performers from Whispering Pines Studio and added more clues to the mystery behind Long Lost. Check out the video for “Mine Forever” Here!
The final episode of the band’s Alive From Whispering Pines streaming series just premiered. Fans can still purchase tickets to each episode, a season pass to all four shows, and exclusive merch at http://www.lordhuron.com.
During its first episode, viewers were introduced to Mr. Tubbs Tarbell, fell under the spell of commercials that may very well be lost tapes from the past, and were treated to some incredible performances by Lord Huron. The band played some old songs including “Meet Me In The Woods” (view video here) and provided a sneak peek at some new songs. The episode also featured a hotline where fans could call in and ask Mr. Tarbell questions and request songs from the band. Episode 2 included additional cryptic clues, more beautiful performances from Lord Huron (including “The World Ender” and “Frozen Pines”) and even the secret world premiere of “Mine Forever.” Episode 3 included a long awaited performance of “The Night We Met,” “The Balancers Eye,” and fan favorite “Ghost on The Shore.” In case you missed the performances of “The Night We Met” Watch HERE. The final episode featured a performance of “I Lied” with Allison Ponthier herself and tied up the four episode story of Alive From Whispering Pines and set the stage for Long Lost.
In the beginning of this new era, Tubbs put out an official letter into the multi-verse from Whispering Pines Studios describing the mythical tale of recording Long Lost with Lord Huron and the origins of its cosmic music. Read the full letter HERE.
(Long Lost Album Artwork by Ben Schneider)
What could be in store for the band next? Only time will tell…As Tubbs says: “As ever, friends, may you live until you die”
Long Lost Track List:
- The Moon Doesn’t Mind
- Mine Forever
- (One Helluva Performer)
- Love Me Like You Used To
- Meet Me in The City
- (Sing For Us Tonight)
- Long Lost
- Twenty Long Years
- Drops in the Lake
- Where Did the Time Go
- Not Dead Yet
- (Deep Down Inside Ya)
- I Lied [feat. Allison Ponthier]
- At Sea
- What Do It Mean
- Time’s Blur
Long Lost Tour
September 9th Philadelphia, PA Skyline Stage at Mann Center*
September 12th Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheatre*
September 13th Baltimore, MD MECU Pavilion*
September 14th Boston, MA Leader Bank Pavilion*
September 16th New York, NY The Rooftop at Pier 17*
September 18th Ashbury Park, NJ Sea Hear Now Festival
September 24th Portland, OR McMenamins Edgefield*
September 25th Redmond, WA King County’s Marymoor Park*
September 26th Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater*
September 28th Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl*
September 29th Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Forever Cemetery*
October 25th Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
October 27th San Diego, CA CalCoast Open Air Theatre
*w/Allison Ponthier Opening
About Lord Huron
Lord Huron first made a name for themselves with their debut album Lonesome Dreams and shortly after Strange Tales, which featured the triple-platinum single “The Night We Met.” In 2018, Lord Huron earned widespread critical acclaim with their first Top 5 debut on the Billboard Top 2—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. The band’s extensive touring includes headline shows at some of the most storied venues in the country (including the Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks, and the Ryman Auditorium) and prime slots at festivals ranging from Coachella to Lollapalooza to Bonnaroo.
About Allison Ponthier
Born from the beautifully strange imagination of a wide-eyed misfit raised in the Dallas outskirts, 25-year-old Allison Ponthier’s songwriting hints at her country roots through her heart-on-sleeve storytelling and crystalline vocal work. Her lyrics whimsically portray the lucid confessions of a shy teen coming to terms with her queer sexuality in a Texas suburb much like football-obsessed town of Friday Night Lights. Ponthier’s recently released first single, “Cowboy,” from her forthcoming debut EP (Interscope Records), echoes her main mission as an artist: “A lot of my songs are about being uncomfortable in your own skin but getting to know yourself better, figuring out who you really are.”