"North Carolinian singer-composer Ari Picker has Nick Drake speaking to him in one ear and Handel whispering in the other. His Anti- debut is spellbinding in its musical ambition, touching in its intimacy, and often overwhelming in its emotional honesty... Lost in the Trees is verging on creating a new genre of music. Call it neoclassical folk or acoustic pops, because Lost in the Trees turns the coffee house into the orchestra pit. All Alone in an Empty House may keep both genres alive for another hundred years." - Shawn Amos/Huffington Post
"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. This is mighty potent stuff. The lyrics heard in the title track are taken from arguments Picker's parents had in the house he grew up in. But this isn't a data dump of depression; it's a record filled with hope and spirit. A labor of love, for sure, and we're its beneficiaries." - Bob Boilen/NPR Music
Lost In The Trees are currently artist of the day at Paste Magazine. http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2010/08/best-of-whats-next-lost-in-the-trees.html
And yet as powerful and praiseworthy as their new album is, Lost In The Trees' live performance is a truly transcendent experience - unbelievably intimate, powerful and life affirming. Do your heart and soul a favor and catch this unique band in an intimate setting while you still have the chance.
Lost In The Trees Live Dates:
August 12th, Hotel CafÃ©, (doors open at 7PM) August 16th, Millenium Park in Chicago August 23rd, Mercury Lounge in NYC