Sign up for our mailing list Real artists creating records on their own terms
Close

Sign up for our mailing list

Press

Monday, July 26th, 2010

'All Alone In An Empty House' Featured On NPR's Prestigious First Listen Today

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 here

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

LOST IN THE TREES Tour Dates:

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

++supporting Neko Case

Lost In The Trees' artist page

Browse by Artist

1407All Artists 56Dr. Dog 51Sean Rowe 46The Milk Carton Kids 43Lost In The Trees 42Tinariwen 41Neko Case 40Mavis Staples
33Michael Franti and Spe... 33Galactic 31Jolie Holland 29Son Little 28William Elliott Whitmo... 27Man Man 25Bettye LaVette 25Saintseneca 23Jason Lytle 22Booker T. Jones 22Sage Francis 21Islands 20Daniel Lanois 20DeVotchKa 18Tom Waits 18Joe Henry 18Wilco 18Doe Paoro 17Glen Hansard 17Tim Fite 17Grinderman 17Christopher Paul Stell... 17So Much Light 17Delicate Steve 16Calexico 16Porter Wagoner 16Peter Silberman 15Yann Tiersen 15Xenia Rubinos 15Andy Shauf 14John K. Samson 14The Antlers 13The Coup 13Busdriver 13Rain Machine 12The Melodic 11Kelly Hogan 11Beth Orton 11Keaton Henson 11Prism Tats 11Japandroids 10Roky Erickson 10Os Mutantes 10Xavier Rudd 10Bob Mould 10Dead Man's Bones 10Beat Connection 9The Locust 9Mose Allison 9Marketa Irglova 9Kate Bush 9Jade Jackson 9Cameron Avery 8The Frames 8A Girl Called Eddy 8Greg Graffin 7Solillaquists of Sound 7The Field 7Alec Ounsworth 6Ramblin Jack Elliott 6Broken Twin 6Kronos Quartet with Br... 6N.A.S.A. 6Pops Staples 6Deafheaven 6Cass McCombs 6The Drums 5The Weakerthans 5Tweedy 5Elliott Smith 5Cadence Weapon 5The Swell Season 5Girlpool 4Eddie Izzard 4Antibalas 4One Day As A Lion 4Muggs 4Petra Haden 4Arc Iris 4case/lang/veirs 4The Dream Syndicate 3Danny Cohen 3Marianne Faithfull 3Sierra Leones Refugee... 3The Book Of Knots 3Curtis Harding 3Simian Mobile Disco 3Los Angeles Police Dep... 2Chuck E. Weiss 2Blackalicious 2Savath & Savalas 2Spoon (Europe only) 2Billy Bragg 2Lyrics Born 2Various Artists: RANGO 2Screaming Lights (Euro... 2Title Fight 1Nick Cave & The Bad Se... 1Various Artists: ROGUE... 1Rogue's Gallery 1Jeff Tweedy
See Full List+