WEAPONIZED : EPISODE #20 : Lord Huron - Life & Death With The Cosmic Cowboys
What happens to us after we die? Can love transcend physical death? Are time and space mere illusions? Existential and philosophical questions are at the heart of the music produced by Lord Huron, an indie band based in Los Angeles. Fans have given them the nickname of "Cosmic Cowboys" due to the nature of the subjects addressed in their songs and albums. Ghost - both literal and figurative - make frequent appearances in their lyrics, along with ancient legends, malevolent spirits, cosmological lore, and a smattering of broken hearts and lost loves. Ben Schneider, the founder of the Lord Huron, is also its lead singer and principal songwriter. Schneider grew up in the shadow of the Great Lakes where he absorbed much of the rich history of the region and the Native Americans who've lived there for centuries. His music combines elements of folk, rock, country, punk, Asian, and even surf influences. The sound is lush and multi-layered, and the songs address complicated ideas not usually found in popular music. Music critics have struggled to find a specific niche for Lord Huron, but the fan base has no such problem. In this episode. Jeremy and George ask Ben Schneider about the inspiration for his songs, pay a visit to the hidden Whispering Pines recording studio, and share video clips from Lord Huron concerts, including the current tour.
- June 6, 2023
- George Knapp,Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell