Born in the clutches of art school angst and bitter Chicago winters, Light FM began as a beacon of hope for song writer Josiah Mazzaschi a poppy bouquet of cheerful songs with meaningful yet dark lyrics heavy on retro synths and grand orchestration. Quickly gaining a name in the Chicago indie music scene as one of Chicago's most promising new bands and being compared to The Cars, The Cure, Pink Floyd and The Rentals. Light FM's first release, "This is the Beginning of my Golden Age" was heralded as "the post-punk antidote to radio's latest disease" (Time Out), a band that "pushes the bounds of sonic experimentation while at the same time making their songs catchy and accessible." (Daily Herald)
When Light FM moved to LA and released "Black Magic Marker" on Devil in The Woods Records, the band's accessibility, emotional depth and high production value soon attracted popular Hollywood shows like "Gossip Girl", "The Hills", "The Dollhouse", and "One Tree Hill".
Returning to his indie roots, Mazzaschi is currently self-releasing his third album, aptly titled "Let There be Light FM" with the promotional support of Myspace Records "Friends and Family" program. Full of "sticky melodies, crunchy, fuzzed-out guitars and synths on steroids" (buzzbands.la) Light FM is returning to the stage with a residency at Spaceland in LA in October, also sporting a new lineup. After playing SXSW, the band took a break and regrouped with bassist/singer Nicole Fiorentino (Veruca Salt, Spinerette), drummer Byron Reynolds (Sea Wolf, Everest, Possom Dixon), and keyboardist/singer Sophia Male. "Let There Be Light FM" will be available on iTunes October 13, 2009.