The folk rock band, which has roots in Lansing, has five songs on the soundtrack to the new movie


Los Angeles by-way-of Lansing folk rock outfit Lord Huron landed five songs on the soundtrack to “A Walk in the Woods,” the Robert Redford-Nick Nolte vehicle that opens in theaters today.

Among those songs is one new recording, “The Birds are Singing at Night,” along with four tracks pulled from “Lonesome Dreams,” the band’s 2012 full length debut.

Director Ken Kwapis was looking for songs that represented “the majesty of the Appalachian Trail, its jaw-dropping vistas, its forbidding mountains and blessedly untamed wildlife,” he said in a statement. He found those in Lord Huron, and the group’s songs “provide a thread” throughout the film, he said.

Lord Huron frontman Ben Schneider says he was honored his songs evoked the feeling of the film.

“I tend to approach songwriting visually, and I often find myself striving and struggling to describe landscapes sonically,” Schneider said in a statement. “It was gratifying to hear that some of that came across to Ken and his team, and that they felt the music helped support and describe the natural setting of the movie.”

The “Walk in the Woods” soundtrack, which also includes songs by Dwight Yoakam, Shovels & Rope, and Blake Mills, will be released digitally on Friday and on CD Sept. 25.

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