In the spring of 2010, Ben Schneider traveled easterly from his home in Los Angeles to Northern Michigan. He spent a week at the site of his childhood retreats: the shores of Lake Huron. It was there he set to work developing a batch of songs and a week later, the first Lord Huron EP was complete. Ben named the recording Into the Sun.
Upon his return to L.A., Ben set to work putting a band together. He called on his percussion-playing childhood friend Mark Barry, who was living in Nashville after performing for a time in the Caribbean. Mark swiftly packed up his drums and other gadgets and drove across country to California. The boys then recruited the rest of the Mighty Band, each of whom hails from Michigan.
In November 2010, Lord Huron released the Mighty EP through Bandcamp.
What The Press Has To Say:
"'Mighty EP' is the sort of record you expect to hear upon entering a national park, a soundtrack to the ordinary world at its most extraordinary." - Los Angeles Times
"more importantly, no matter how far into the clouds he (Schneider) gets, beneath it all is gut-level, emotive songwriting that hits directly and honestly." – Pitchfork
"Another enticing chapter in the Lord Huron legacy, he's sure to capture more ears, yearning to run wild-or perhaps just yearning for a full-length."
- Under the Radar
"Within seconds the audience turned their full attention to the stage and stood there in rapt silence, mouths agape as these stunning songs played out. The sheer ebullience and charisma of this band just pours off the stage." - Radio Free Silver Lake