Lost in the Trees On Mountainstage Live! Support JUNIP Next Week!

Lost in the Trees On Mountainstage Live! Support JUNIP Next Week!


Band’s Appearance on Mountain Stage To Be LIVE ONLINE November 18th

To Support JUNIP Next Week in NYC and DC!

Revolutionary orchestral folk rock ensemble Lost In The Trees will be performing songs from their acclaimed new album All Alone In An Empty House on NPR’s Mountain Stage for broadcast November 12th. Led by talented composer and songwriter Ari Picker, Lost In The Trees merges the symphonic elements of classical music with the accessibility and heart of American folk and modern pop, creating a sound which is both intimate and breathtaking.

Their recent album All Alone In An Empty House has been celebrated by both fans and critics, with Variety Magazine calling it “…an extremely striking debut” and NPR Music’s Bob Boilen heralding the record as “My surprise album of the year. In just one listen I knew I’d found a new friend. This is mighty potent stuff.”

Along with Lost In The Trees, recent episodes have featured The Hold Steady, Jenny Lewis, Alejandro Escovedo and Dawes, Mountain Stage is an award winning show hosted by Larry Groce and recorded before a live audience at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, West Virginia. These live performances are subsequently broadcast on the radio via NPR affiliates each week. The band’s set is now live at NPR.org/mountainstage (http://NPR.org/mountainstage) and archived there for continued access.

This free podcast is also available on iTunes and Feedburner.

Check out Larry Groce’s Interview with Ari Picker here. http://youtu.be/0j49PwUWe4U

Catch Lost In The Trees extraordinary live show with the Jose’ Gonzelez project Junip at the following dates:

November 23 – Washington, DC, Black Cat, 8:00 PM
November 24 – New York, NY, Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, 7:00 PM

On Their Own:
December 3 – Durham, NC, Motorco. 10:00 PM

The Apples in stereo Kick Off West Coast Tour / Premiere Short Film

The Apples in stereo Kick Off West Coast Tour / Premiere Short Film

The Apples in stereo Conquer Brazil and Kick Start West Cost Tour in Denver on Friday, October 22!

Release Matthew Goodman’s “Floating In Space” Short Film To Celebrate Tour Start

The Apples in stereo bring their intergalactic “Travellers in Space and Time Tour” back to the United States after a hugely successful set at the mammoth SWU Festival in Sao Poalo, Brazil last week. The SWU Festival featured The Apples in stereo side-by-side with The Pixies, Kings of Leon, Rage Against The Machine and Brazilian legends Os Mutantes. Their tour starts Friday, October 22 at The Bluebird in Denver, Colorado.

Official, Exclusive Photos here: http://on.fb.me/bVt0Ny

Additionally, Matthew Goodman, an experimental artist from Kentucky, the home state of lead Apple Robert Schneider, has produced a short film for the John Dufilho penned song “Floating In Space.”

Robert Schneider on Matthew Goodman:
“Matthew works primarily in the medium of analog video feedback, where you set up a video camera sending a live image to an old-school TV set, and point the camera at the TV itself,” explains Schneider. “Then the image on the TV coming out from the camera—that is, a shot of the TV itself—is fed back through the camera lens, then sent back to the TV screen, then back through the lens, and so on, creating this infinite chain of glowing, morphing shapes and designs. Matthew understands the feedback phenomena and how to manipulate them better than anyone I know, incorporating creative hand-held camera techniques and projections onto different sort of surfaces to make beautiful short films.”

Matthew Goodman on “Floating In Space”:
“I wanted to tell a visual story that correlated with the song, which to me was a story about movement; not the traditional point A to point B, but rather a multi-dimensional trek toward infinity,” explains Goodman. “In Floating in Space, some of the first visual emergence had this pink dot (a circle-organic) swimming within an equilateral (square-synthetic) world made up of right angles and hard edges. When these two characters materialized on the screen, the fusing of their divergent qualities seem to perform a ballet of new and exciting shapes, colors, and light never dreamt of before, at least not by me.”

Matthew Goodman’s Youtube Channel:

FRI 10/22/2010 DENVER, CO The Bluebird Theater
SAT10/23/2010 CO. SPRINGS, CO Armstrong Hall (Colorado College)
SUN 10/24/2010 SALT LAKE CITY, UT The State Room
TUE 10/26/2010 SEATTLE, WA Crocodile Café
WED 10/27/2010 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios
THU 10/28/2010 ARCATA, CA The Depot at Humboldt State Univ.
SAT 10/30/2010 SAN FRAN, CA The Independent
SUN 10/31/2010 SAN JOSE, CA The Blank Club
MON 11/1/2010 LA, CA Echoplex
TUE 11/2/2010 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah
WED 11/3/2010 TUCSON, AZ Plush
SAT 11/5/2010 AUSTIN, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
SUN 11/7/2010 HOUSTON, TX Walter’s on Washington
MON 11/8/2010 DALLAS, TX Granada

For more information on the TOUR click here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V007Q9oUqdk


Public Radio Enlists Acclaimed Ensemble To Help Win Hearts And Minds

Photo Credit: Stephen Thompson/NPR

Last week North Carolina chamber-folk ensemble LOST IN THE TREES traveled to Capitol Hill along with NPR Music to make a case for NPR Music’s mission. After a presentation by the public radio station, the band performed a live set which included four songs from their heralded album All Alone In An Empty House. As NPR music editor Stephen Thompson explains, “Lost in the Trees’ gorgeous, string-infused music spoke for us better than even Amy (Schriefer, Product Manager) could.”

NPR has now decided that the band’s recent performance should be heard beyond an audience of congressional staffers and “Washington fat cats” and so they have made a recording available to the greater public. You can now hear LOST IN THE TREES’ recent Capitol Hill set which, along with songs from their album All Alone In An Empty House, also includes the band’s dramatic new remix of the Bon Iver song “Lump Sum.” While Justin Vernon’s original recording had an intimate distinctly home made feel, Ari Picker and LOST IN THE TREES enhance “Lump Sum” with further instrumentation, most noticeably powerful washes of strings and an echoing dream like piano, perfectly complimenting Vernon’s beautiful and mournful vocals.

Listen to LUMP SUM (Bon Iver Re-Orch) here: http://soundcloud.com/antirecords/lost-in-the-trees-bon-iver-lump-sum

Listen to the Capitol Hill performance for NPR here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2010/10/19/130673892/npr-music-vs-the-man-with-an-assist-from-lost-in-the-trees

Lost In The Trees recently released the album All Alone In An Empty House to overwhelming critical acclaim with NPR heralding it as the “surprise album of the year” and Variety calling the record “an extremely striking debut.”

Remaining performance dates below:

LOST IN THE TREES performs with the Jose Gonzelez project Junip:

2010-11-23            Black Cat                                    Washington        DC
2010-11-24            Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza            New York            NY

The Apples in stereo: Time Pilots to Brazil and Beyond!

The Apples in stereo: Time Pilots to Brazil and Beyond!

The Apples in stereo Discover Time Travel Footage From The Future, Release New “Time Pilot” Video

Headline Brazil’s SWU Festival in Sao Paolo and Tour The USA Too!


The Apples in stereo are also pleased to announce the release of the video for the song “Time Pilot” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bj_T0HfI5w

The concept for the music video was based Robert Schneider hypnotic conceptual song “Time Pilot” from their “Travellers in Space and Time” album. We thought that it would be interesting to give the video a Victorian science fiction feeling and used a miniature working replica of a time machine as the main set piece of the stop motion animated video. Intrigued by the idea of time travel in the song, we used a formally attired “gentle-ape” as our original Adam-like hero to be a traveler in time and
space venturing to a cosmic Eden. The video “Time Pilot” by “The Apples In Stereo” was directed by Robert Capria and art direction by T. Nakayama. It was produced by Actuality Films, a Brooklyn based music video and animation company. You can visit their site at: www.actualityfilms.com


Apparently a pop band from the future is currently exploring The Apples in stereo’s timeframe.

This bizarre Apples in stereo-related news was just released by astronomers at Tulum, Mexico: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V007Q9oUqdk

The Apples in stereo’s front man Robert Schneider comments, “I have just seen the footage from the radio observatory in Mexico, but I had nothing to do with sending the transmission. The Apples in stereo haven’t even completed our time machine yet! To avoid creating some sort of time travel paradox or space-time disaster, the band plans to stay in the studio for the rest of the year, so we don’t run into our future selves on their tour backward in time.”

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The SWU Music and Arts Festival, taking place in Sao Paolo, Brazil, will feature Pixies, The Apples in stereo, The Mars Volta, Regina Spektor, Joss Stone, Kings of Leon, Yo La Tango, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, CSS, Tiesto and more. This celebration will be an unforgettable experience, enabling the magical blend of music and art. This love affair will take place on October 9th through 11th at the Maeda Farm in Itú (about 43.5 miles away from São Paulo). The Maeda Farm allows us an area of 124.3 square miles and is ready to receive a estimated amount of 300,000 people throughout its three-day duration. http://www.swu.com.br/en/

But this adventure isn’t simply comprised of great music, this movement will afford its participants the opportunity to encounter (during the event’s three-day life span) the Forum Sustentável, which works as the meeting ground for specialists, politicians, businessmen, NGO representatives and modern thinkers to discuss important current issues on sustainability with the general public.

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Travellers in Space and Time Tour 2010

SAT 10/09 Sao Paolo, Brazil SWU Festival
FRI 10/22 DENVER, CO The Bluebird Theater
SAT 10/23 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Armstrong Hall
SUN 10/24 SALT LAKE CTY, UT The State Room
MON 10/25 BOISE, ID Neurolux
TUE 10/26 SEATTLE, WA Crocodile Café
WED 10/27 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios
THU 10/28 ARCATA, CA The Depot @Humboldt State Univ.
SAT 10/30 SAN FRAN, CA The Independent
SUN 10/31 SAN JOSE, CA The Blank Club
MON 11/1 LOS ANGELES, CA Echoplex
TUE 11/2 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah
WED 11/3 TUCSON, AZ Plush
SUN 11/7 HOUSTON, TX Walter’s On Washington
MON 11/8 DALLAS, TX Granada Theater

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LOST IN THE TREES Play NPR Tiny Desk Concert/iTunes/Tour Now!


Acclaimed Ensemble To Play North American Dates

The North Carolina based musical ensemble Lost In The Trees produces an emotionally powerful merging of folk, pop and classical. The group recently stopped by the NPR offices of All Songs Considered to perform a Tiny Desk Concert. Helmed by singer-songwriter Ari Picker, the immensely talented seven person ensemble features cellos, violins, tubas, French horn, guitar and more. Their recently released album All Alone In An Empty House is currently winning over music fans and critics alike. NPR writer Bob Boilen states succinctly, “This is my favorite new band of 2010.”

You can watch Lost In The Trees’ Tiny Desk Concert featuring the songs; “All Alone In An Empty House,” “Song For The Painter,” and “Time Taunts Me” beginning today by going to: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129980195

Lost In The Trees embark on a North American Tour starting September 21st, so make sure to catch this groundbreaking new ensemble’s riveting live performance.

“The band unplugged their instruments, hopped off the stage, and played a stirring rendition of ‘Time Taunts Me.’ From his spot in the middle of the floor, Ari lead the crowd in a beautiful sing-a-long with the ardor of a street corner evangelist desperate to save souls. I, for one, left the room a convert.” – Brooklyn Vegan Live Review

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We also that there is also a super cool iTunes feature up that has “All Alone In An Empty House” at the very special price of $6.99! Two reasons to be excited about Tuesday, September 21st!

ITunes Link Here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-alone-in-an-empty-house/id384586431

2010-09-21 Thunderbird Cafe Pittsburgh PA
2010-09-22 Cat In The Cream Coffeehouse Oberlin OH
2010-09-23 Chronic Town State College PA
2010-09-24 Eighth Step at Proctors Schenectady NY
2010-09-25 James Street North Supercrawl Hamilton, ON
2010-09-26 Starlight Waterloo, ON
2010-09-27 The Drake Hotel Toronto, CDN
2010-09-29 Casa Del Popolo Montreal, CDN
2010-10-02 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton MA
2010-10-03 TT The Bear’s Place Cambridge MA
2010-10-06 Joes Pub New York NY
2010-10-07 The Bell House Brooklyn NY
2010-10-09 Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar Charlottesville VA
2010-10-10 Metro Gallery Baltimore MD
2010-10-12 Black Cat Washington DC
2010-10-13 The Evening Muse Charlotte NC
2010-10-14 Artistika Greensboro NC
2010-10-17 Culture Center Theater Charleston WV




Group Sprints Across the Country for NYC Show and NPR Tiny Desk Concert Taping

Chapel Hill, NC’s Lost In The Trees were recently in Los Angeles for a string of triumphant performances winning over audiences with their emotionally powerful merging of folk, classical and pop. The group performed at Spaceland, Amoeba Records. McCabe’s Guitar Shop and Hotel Café.

While in town they recorded an episode of The Blue Microphone Podcast hosted by Tyler Barth. The band visited the Blue Studios and performed three songs from their new album All Alone In An Empty House including “Song For A painter,” “All Alone In An Empty House” and “For Leah and Chloe.” The musicians talked about the formation of the group, gave their impressions of the album tracks and played some of their favorite songs by other artists including works by Aretha Franklin and Kate Bush.

Also while in Los Angeles, Lost In The Trees played for the children at The Totally Kids Healthcare Center on behalf of the Art of Elysium Foundation – dedicated to enriching the lives of artists and critically ill children. To find out more about this worthwhile endeavor and see pictures of the event, visit the link below.
http://www.elysiumsessions.org/blog/lost-in-the-trees-visits-totally-kids-health care-center/

The band then drove two days straight in order to headline the City of Chicago’s “Dusk Variations” Concert Series where they played in front of a crowd conservatively estimated at 5,000. Live show review here: http://gapersblock.com/ac/2010/08/17/lost-in-the-treespritzker-pavilion-in-mille nnium-park-81610/

Their intercontinental trip continues with a headline set at New York City’s Mercury Lounge on Monday August 23rd and a National Public Radio Tiny Desk Concert Taping on Tuesday, August 24th.

Upcoming Shows:
Monday, August 23rd Mercury Lounge, New York, NY 7:30 Set Time

Lost In The Trees : Live in Los Angeles!

Lost in the Trees - Live in LA!
Lost in the Trees - Live in LA!

Lost in the Trees are performing in Los Angeles starting this Friday, August 6th! With several shows – 1 on the West side, 2 in the middle Hollywood, and 1 on the East side – there is no reason to miss them. While in LA they will be shooting a video for the song “Firepalce.”

As you may have heard by now, “All Alone In An Empty House” was handpicked by Bob Boilen for the prestigious NPR First Listen album premiere and is available for streaming from start to finish right here.

Saturday, August 7, 2010 Santa Monica, CA McCabes Guitar Shop @ 8:00 PM

Monday, August 9, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
Spaceland @ 8:00 PM

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
Amoeba Music @ 7:00 PM

Thursday, August 12, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
Hotel Cafe @ 7:00 PM

Lost In The Trees Premier’s on NPR First Listen!

Lost in the Trees
Lost in the Trees


All Alone In An Empty House Featured On NPR’s Prestigious First Listen!

On Tour With Neko Case

Chapel Hill orchestral folk collective LOST IN THE TREES have their Anti-Records debut All Alone In An Empty House featured on NPR’s First Listen Series
beginning today and running through the album’s release date of August 10. First Listen, part of NPR’s All Songs Considered programmed by Bob Boilen, is a much
sought-after avenue for allowing listeners to preview selected upcoming albums
in their entirety. LOST IN THE TREES is led by songwriter, musician and vocalist Ari Picker, and creates a startlingly original sound merging elements of classical music with the accessibility of American folk and rock.

Bob Boilen explains: “You’re about to listen to my surprise album of the year. I’d never heard of Lost in the Trees, didn’t know what I was in for, but in just one listen I knew I’d found a new friend. Lost in the Trees is the music of Ari Picker, a songwriter from
Chapel Hill on a bit of a mission: Take a pinch of the brilliance found in classical music and mix it with his own. Lost in the Trees is orchestral folk where the “orchestral” part isn’t an afterthought. This is mighty potent stuff.

The album All Alone In An Empty House was co-produced by Scott Solter (St.
Vincent, Mountain Goats, Okkervil River) and creates a landscape in which both musical genres seamlessly co-exist to a thrilling and emotionally evocative result. The lyrical content details the moving and dramatic stories within generations of a family – fires consume, babies die young, a painter takes a walk in the woods, and empty rooms wait to be filled.

Listen to All Alone In An Empty House on First Listen by going to: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98679384

have also recently announced a series of intimate live performances as well as
some dates opening for acclaimed singer-songwriter Neko Case.


Saturday, August 7, 2010 Santa Monica, CA McCabes Guitar Shop @ 8:00 PM
Monday, August 9, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland @ 8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Amoeba Music @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 12, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe @ 7:00 PM
Monday, August 16, 2010 Chicago, IL Millennium Park @ 6:00 PM
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Nashville, TN James K. Polk Theater @ 7:00 PM ++
Thursday, August 19, 2010 Raleigh, NC North Carolina Museum Of Art @ 7:00 PM++
Friday, August 20, 2010 Charlotte, NC Knight Theater @ 7:00 PM ++
Saturday, August 21, 2010 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater @ 8:00 PM++
Sunday, August 22, 2010 Washington, DC TBD++
Monday, August 23, 2010 New York, NY Mercury Lounge @ 8:00 PM
Thursday, August 26, 2010 Chapel Hill, NC Wallace Plaza @ 7:00 PM

++supporting Neko Case

The Apples in stereo’s “Told You Once” is NPRs Song of the Day!!


The Apples in stereo

The Apples in stereo’s “Told You Once” is NPR’s Song of the Day!!

(New York, NY): This past Friday, The Apples in stereo’s “Told You Once” was the National Public Radio’s Song of The Day!

NPR’s Christian Hoard explains: “The best song on The Apples in stereo’s newish album, Travellers in Space and Time, “Told You Once” is written from a point of view that recalls The Beatles‘ “You’re Gonna Lose That Girl.” The singer addresses an uncaring boyfriend, warning him that his bad behavior will cost him his lady whom, unsurprisingly, the singer is happy to pick up off the pavement. The bright sing-along chorus (“I told you once, I told you twice / I’m gonna treat your baby nice”) comes off as almost comically polite.” Listen here.

In other news, the band will start their tour to the West Coast on October 22nd.

Friday, October 22, 2010  DENVER, CO  The Bluebird Theater
Saturday, October 23, 2010 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO  Armstrong Hall
Sunday, October 24, 2010 SALT LAKE CTY, UT  The State Room
Monday, October 25, 2010  BOISE, ID Neurolux
Tuesday, October 26, 2010  SEATTLE, WA  Crocodile Café
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 PORTLAND, OR  Mississippi Studios
Thursday, October 28, 2010 ARCATA, CA  The Depot @Humboldt State Univ.
Saturday, October 30, 2010 SAN FRAN, CA The Independent
Sunday, October 31, 2010  SAN JOSE, CA  The Blank Club
Monday, November  1, 2010 LOS ANGELES, CA  Echoplex
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah
Wednesday, November 3, 2010  TUCSON, AZ  Plush
Saturday, November 6  AUSTIN, TX  TBD
Sunday, November 7 HOUSTON, TX Walter’s On Washington
Monday, November 8, 2010  DALLAS, TX Granada Theater

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The Apples in stereo Travel Through Space and Time for West Coast Tour

The Apples in stereo Travel Through Space and Time for West Coast Tour

Perform on Studio 360 with Kurt Anderson

Haw River, NC (July 19, 2010) – The Apples in stereo, fresh from releasing their guerilla-style “Hey Elevator” music video, are pleased to announce the next leg of the “Travellers in Space and Time Tour” in honor of their new album of the same title. Travellers in Space and Time (Simian/Yep Roc) has garnered some of the highest praise of the storied band’s career and has also offered many opportunities to get creative with the web and video, as well as with the way they interact with their dedicated fans.

But first, on the terrestrial front, The Apples in stereo performed on PRI’s “Studio 360 with Kurt Anderson” twice in the past several weeks.  Robert Schneider and the band discussed and performed songs from the new album Travellers in Space and Time, Robert’s “Non-Pythagorean Music Scale” as well as a new fan project. On a second visit, the band performed Schneider’s newly penned American anthem “Beauty of America” custom-written by Schneider for Studio 360 in honor of the July 4th holiday. Check out the interview, video and music HERE.

The Universe Broadcast Project, presented originally via WIRED Magazine, uses satellite array technology to broadcast messages into deep space. Through UBP’s patent-pending Umail service, the initiative transmits the new album into outer space alongside personal messages by fans.  Check out the story on WIRED.com HERE.

Also in honor of the release of Travellers, the band previously released a short film and video starring their Simian Records honcho Elijah Wood and the exploratory web app at www.stepthroughtheportal.com where fans can watch the videos and explore the Apples catalog and the Elephant Six Collective genealogy. Watch Elijah and Robert discuss the time-twisting film and video in behind-the-scenes footage HERE. Exciting times in the Apples cosmos!

The Apples in stereo Fall 2010

FRI          10/22     DENVER, CO                         The Bluebird Theater

SAT          10/23     COLORADO SPRINGS, CO  Armstrong Hall

SUN         10/24     SALT LAKE CTY, UT               The State Room

MON       10/25     BOISE, ID                             Neurolux

TUE         10/26     SEATTLE, WA                        Crocodile Café

WED       10/27     PORTLAND, OR                    Mississippi Studios

THU         10/28     ARCATA, CA                          The Depot @Humboldt State Univ.

SAT          10/30     SAN FRAN, CA                      The Independent

SUN         10/31     SAN JOSE, CA                       The Blank Club

MON       11/1       LOS ANGELES, CA                Echoplex

TUE         11/2       SAN DIEGO, CA                    Casbah

WED       11/3       TUCSON, AZ                         Plush

SAT          11/6       AUSTIN, TX                           TBD

SUN         11/7       HOUSTON, TX                     Walter’s On Washington

MON       11/8       DALLAS, TX                           Granada Theater