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Lost in the Trees Celebrate New Album Tonight

February 19th, 2014

Led by singer-songwriter-guitarist Ari Picker, the four-piece Lost in the Trees, makes a winning mix of choral pop and folk music. Picker was raised in Chapel Hill, N.C., but studied music at Berklee College of Music. So when he returned home, he began collaborating with other like-minded musicians. Their previous album, A Church That Fits Our Needs (stream it below), ostensibly about Picker’s mother committing suicide, was a dark—albeit eminently listenable—tale. But Past Life (stream it below), out yesterday, finds Lost in the Trees (above, performing “Past Life”) in a better mood: And according to Consequence of Sound, “Past Life is a major stride forward for a very talented group who have until now only teased their potential.” See them play The Bowery Ballroom tonight.