Chapel Hill based musical collective LOST IN THE TREES have announced a series of live performances in support of their stunning Anti Records debut All Alone In An Empty House out on August 10. Led by songwriter, musician and vocalist Ari Picker, the ensemble creates a startlingly original sound merging the dramatic and symphonic elements of classical music with the accessibility and intimacy of American folk and pop. All Alone In An Empty House was co-produced by Scott Solter (St. Vincent, Mountain Goats, Okkervil River) and deftly creates a landscape in which both genres can seamlessly co-exist to stirring result. The album is equally striking for its lyrical content with Picker's words detailing the moving and dramatic stories within the generations of a family - places and people left barren and devoid of life--fires consume, babies die young, a painter takes a walk in the woods, empty rooms wait to be filled.
LOST IN THE TREES are also currently in the midst of creating Project Symphony in collaboration with school music programs across America. The project will feature an exchange between LOST IN THE TREES and students in their classroom followed by a performance featuring both band and students. The goal is to inspire students by providing them contact with musicians who represent a clear example of what can done with their musical training. "Project Symphony is a vehicle to communicate the positive impact music can have, Picker explains. "It's exciting to have an impact on musical appreciation, inspire a new musical composer, or on a very base level contribute to other important unique life experiences. Music has played a huge role in my life, and I hope to share some of its lessons with others."
LOST IN THE TREES Tour Dates:
5/12/2010 CHARLOTTE, NC The Evening Muse 5/15/2010 CARRBORO, NC Cat's Cradle 5/18/2010 DENVER, CO Larimer Lounge* w/ Plants and Animals 5/19/2010 SLC, UT Kilby Court * w/ Plants and Animals 5/20/2010 BOISE, ID Neurolux * w/ Plants and Animals 5/21/2010 PORTLAND, OR Mississippi Studios * w/ Plants and Animals 5/22/2010 SEATTLE, WA Crocodile CafÃ© * w/ Plants and Animals & Frog Eyes 5/25/2010 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Independent * w/ Plants and Animals 5/26/2010 VISALIA, CA Cellar Door * w/ Plants and Animals 5/27/2010 LA, CA Troubadour * w/ Plants and Animals 5/29/2010 TUCSON, AZ Plush * w/ Plants and Animals 5/31/2010 DENTON, TX Hailey's * w/ Plants and Animals 6/1/2010 AUSTIN, TX Emo's * w/ Plants and Animals 6/2/2010 NEW ORLEANS, LA One Eyed Jacks * w/ Plants and Animals 6/3/2010 DURHAM, NC Carrboro Arts Center 6/5/2010 ATLANTA, GA The Earl * w/ Plants and Animals 6/6/2010 ASHEVILLE, NC Grey Eagle * w/ Plants and Animals 6/7/2010 WASHINGTON, DC The Rock and Roll Hotel * w/ Plants and Animals 6/8/2010 PHILLY, PA Johnny Brenda's * w/ Plants and Animals 6/9/2010 NY, NY Bowery Ballroom * w/ Plants and Animals 6/10/2010 PORTLAND, ME One Longfellow Square 6/11/2010 PROVIDENCE, RI AS220 6/12/2010 CAMBRIDGE, MA TT the Bear's * w/ Plants and Animals