Lost in the Trees to perform this Thurs, 3/26 at Union Hall, Brooklyn. Show time is 8:00PM.
Please check out Carrboro, NC’s Lost in the Trees’ show this Thursday.
Preview here:Â (check out “Fireplace,” “Walk Around The Lake” and “Lost In The Snow”)
Video here:Â (skip first 30 seconds “Walk Around The Lake”)
I first became aware of this band about a year ago and have since seen them live and their live show blew me away. They performed recently at Schubas’ “Tomorrow Never Knows Festival” earlier in the winter. They are playing New York the Tuesday after SXSW and would love for you to check them out.
They have self-released an ep and lp on their own Trekky Records. However, I’m certain that they are flying under the radar of most of the industry.
“Melodic chamber-pop that is as musically ambitious as it is lyrically precious.” -All Music Guide
“Orchestral and ambitious…intensely lush.” -Pitchfork Media
“A sublime blending of Prokofiev’s ”Peter and the Wolf” with a dash of Vivaldi and the vocal stylings of a suaver Ben Gibbard from Death Cab.” -Entertainment Weekly
Lost In The Trees: Biography
Multi-instumentalist/songwriter/composer Ari Picker of the folk orchestra Lost in the Trees, began writing songs at age 15 in his hometown of Bynum, NC and started with instrumental music a mere two years later. Several years later, he would end up studying Film Music at the Berklee School of Music in Boston.
“I started listening to Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd and that really inspired me! I wanted to be able to write a composition like that,” Picker explains. “So, I taught myself how to read and write music, and then started composing in 10th grade.”
Having taken a leave of absence to give his project life, Picker moved back to North Carolina, where he had grown up and found a network of talented artists in which to rely upon. This “folk orchestra” concept, with arrangements written completely by Picker, include violin, viola, cello, trombone, french horn, tuba, accordion, bells, musical saw, banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass and drums, amongst other instruments.