Lost In The Trees

Lost In The Trees – new album out on 2/8/14

by Woody on November 11, 2013


Lost In The Trees will get their bearings straight in 2014 and release a new album on Anti Records. The album will be called Past Life and the lead track is Rites. Rites is a haunting fragile tune and lead singer Ari Picker’s vocals are wonderful. I loved their debut but wasn’t as enamored with the follow-up. If Rites is any indication, I think Past Life will be a winner. Here’s what Anti has to say about the album.

When Lost In The Trees set out to record Past Life, their third album for ANTI-, they knew they needed a break with the past. Frontman Ari Picker looked to move beyond the themes of loss that fueled their previous two albums. “I wanted to reach out and grab the music rather than have it come from some internal place.” On past releases Picker had used an expanded six-member band to render his carefully composed, classical-inflected songs, bringing them fully arranged to the studio for the band to perform. For the new album, the band was pared to a lean electronic-rock four-piece, and in this new configuration Lost In the Trees took to the road to workshop the songs that would become Past Life. Immediately, the new tracks evidence more than a band pared down; the arrangements are modern, spare, minimal, emphasizing groove and rhythm.