Chapel Hill music collective Lost in the Trees have been asked by curator and Neutral Milk Hotel leader Jeff Mangum to perform at the illustrious All Tomorrow's Parties Festival scheduled for December 2-4 in Minehead, UK. It will mark the band's UK debut.
Other performers include Fleet Foxes, Boredoms, Low, The Fall, Superchunk, The Olivia Tremor Control, Mike Watt & George Hurley perform the songs of the Minutemen, Robyn Hitchcock performs I Often Dream Of Trains, Group Inerane, Scratch Acid, Young Marble Giants, The Magic Band, The Raincoats performing The Raincoats (debut LP), A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Yann Tiersen, Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise, Half Japanese, Tinariwen, The Apples In Stereo, Colin Stetson and Micachu And The Shapes.
"Playing at ATP will be a tremendous honor!" enthuses Ari Picker of Lost in the Trees. "Jeff's songs really helped me have the courage to untangle some really shitty stuff in my life. That music helped me learn a tremendous amount about myself and who I want to be. But, more than that he also inspired me to share my experiences with others, in the hopes that my experiences would inspire others to become better people."
In other news, Lost in the Trees have been on a run of high profile performances recently opening for The Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo and Sean Lennon.
Lost in the Trees are playing select shows this Summer:
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Duke Gardens, Durham, NC Thursday, July 21, 2011 Danger Danger Gallery, Philadelphia, PA Friday, July 22, 2011 The Oneonta Theatre, Oneonta, NY Saturday, July 23, 2011 Guelph Lake Island, Guelph, CDN Sunday, July 24, 2011 Hillside Festival, Guelph Lake Island, Guelph, CDN Monday, July 25, 2011 The Drake, Toronto, ON, CDN Sunday, August 28, 2011 LouFest, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO