Lost In The Trees Announce Tour Dates; new album in Feb.

By on December 11, 2013


Photo by DL Anderson

Widely acclaimed Chapel Hill band Lost In The Trees have just announced a series of North American live dates in the following months. The band will be playing in support of their new album Past Life which arrives in stores on February 18th. The record is the anticipated follow up to the band’s critically heralded album A Church That That Fits Our Needs which Esquire called “a luxuriantly orchestrated remembrance that ping-pongs between introspection and celebration” and the Los Angeles Times proclaimed “stunningly gorgeous.”


Watch a cinematic preview of Lost In The Trees new album Past Life here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90NSmuoRVNU&feature=youtu.be


When Lost In The Trees set out to record Past Life, they knew they needed a break with the past. On previous releases the band’s singer-songwriter Ari Picker utilized an expanded six-member band to render his classical-inflected songs. For the new album, the band was pared to a lean electronic-rock four-piece. The sound of Past Life evidences more than a band pared down; the arrangements are modern, spare, minimal, emphasizing groove and rhythm.

For their latest, the band has also elected to work with an outside producer for the first time. Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors, Atlas Sound) helped to refine the band’s new minimal aesthetic. The question while making Past Life became, “How much can we strip away?” With an approach that forefronts beats and bass-lines, Vernhes and the band lifted away the orchestral density of previous albums – leaving a more direct framework of soul-inflected guitar lines, throbbing groove, and Picker’s soaring vocal hooks. There is a pop quality, buried but always present in previous efforts, that shines on Past Life; not pop in any trivial, retro sense, but the yearning lilt of a Harry Nilsson or Mark Hollis, that floating melodicism that Relix found so “achingly beautiful.”


Lost In The Trees Tour Dates:

12/13 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight

2/17 Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel *

2/18 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas *

2/19 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *

2/21 Boston, MA – Museum of Fine Arts *

2/22 Montreal, QC – Il Motore *

2/23 Toronto, ON – The Garrison *

2/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe *

2/26 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern *

2/27 Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor *

2/28 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *

3/18 San Diego, CA – Casbah

3/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

3/21 Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door

3/22 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

3/25 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

3/26 Seattle, WA – Crocodile

3/27 Vancouver, BC – Media Club

3/29 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

3/30 Denver, CO – Hi Dive

* with All Tiny Creatures


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.