Wafting Melodically

by | Sep 29, 2009

Light In August is a famous 1932 novel by William Faulkner. It’s also the name of a well read band from Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The band’s hometown newspaper says their “melodies hit the ear gently, supported by impeccable musicianship” and that their debut album, Places, is “an effective tonic for difficult times.”

Filmmaker Amy Weber likes their music. Her new Michigan-made movie, Annabelle & Bear, features Light In August’s track off the new album “Headline News.” You can hear the track on the band’s MySpace page.

Light In August formed in 2007, when guitarist, flutist and sitar player Alex Wand, came back to University of Michigan after studying in Spain. Bassist Jack Henry, drummer Max Stewart and keyboardist Ali Hodges make up the remainder of the band.

[MP3 Offering] “Northern Lights” by Light In August