Lost in the Trees / Farmer Foodshare / Molly Freeman
We teamed up with friend/artist Molly Freeman and Upperatus to design a line of shirts, the proceeds of which go to help Farmer Foodshare. Farmer Foodshare is a fantastic nonprofit based in central North Carolina that helps connect those in need with local, healthy food.
These limited-editions shirts will only be available through the month of April via Upperatus’ website. To learn more about the project, pick up a shirt, and help us raise money for a great cause, go here.
So excited to play the first annual Carrboro Block Party, a free show with our friends The Love Language and Loamlands in the Cat’s Cradle parking on May 5th! This will be our last show before we head back into the studio to record our new album! Get your free voucher here
Spring Tour Dates Announced
We could not be more excited for 2013! In just a couple weeks we’ll be heading up to NYC to perform at Lincoln Center, as part of the celebrated American Songbook Series. There are still tickets left for this performance, here.
We also just announced a handful of East Coast dates in April. We will be debuting a whole bunch of new material before heading into the studio in May to start work on our next record! We are especially thrilled to have our dear friends Toddlers along for most of these dates. Can’t wait to see you all for these intimate, special shows- tickets and additional info can be found here.
Spring 2013 Tour Dates:
2/28 New York, NY - Lincoln Center (American Songbook Series)
4/5 Winston-Salem, NC - Phuzzphest #
4/6 Swannanoa, NC - Warren Wilson College
4/23 Washington DC - Rock and Roll Hotel *
4/24 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live *
4/25 Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre *
4/26 Winooski, VT - The Monkey House *
4/27 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall *
# w/ Lower Dens, The Love Language, Mount Moriah, Toddlers, etc.
* w/ Toddlers
GARDEN live with chamber orchestra
Rehearsing new songs for the fall tour! Kicks off Saturday at Shakori Hills Festival in North Carolina!
Watch the new video for “Villain (I’ll Stick Around)”
The fine folks at IFCtv just premiered the new video for our song “Villain (I’ll Stick Around)”! We’re very excited to share it with you all. Here’s what IFC had to say:
Shortly after Lost in the Trees released their debut album in 2009, singer-songwriter Ari Picker, lost his mother to a suicide. I’m not sure exactly when or how he mustered the will, but he eventually set about writing the band’s stunningly gorgeous second record to honor her. A trained classical composer, Picker wrote and arranged, turning grief into tribute with a picture of his mother above his desk, and it became “A Church That Fits Our Needs.”
This great loss informs the whole record, and the singer’s sadness might be the most apparent on this hauntingly orchestral lament, “Villain (I’ll Stick Around),” but the subject is more complex. Picker described it as being “about listening to someone’s troubled past and seeing them through it, rather than being driven away by it. It is about understanding that most situations are not black and white; heroes make mistakes and villains have virtuous qualities.”
“The song was written on a fall day,” Picker said. “The sunlight was coming through the windows and bouncing off the mirrors, creating little golden ghosts all around the room.” He went on to note that not only the lyrical and orchestral arrangements of the song, but also the video’s color palette (directed by Creato Destructo along with the band), “were influenced by these apparitions.”
“All the special effects in the video are ‘handmade,’ Picker told us. ”The reflections were created by building a one-way mirror maze, the floating bodies suspended by precarious wagon contraptions.” And as is so often the case, it’s the simple things that not only works to the best effect, but are the most beautiful — a touch of violin, sunlight shining off a mirror, a son’s love for his mother.
“A Church That Fits Our Needs” is out now on ANTI-.
Our Fall tour with kicks off this Saturday in North Carolina. Full dates/ticket links available here.
Ari has been producing some new recordings for our pals Daytona and we couldn’t be more excited. Look out world!
Fall Tour Dates Announced
We are thrilled to announce the details of our Fall US tour. We could not be more excited to have our longtime friends and favorite band Midtown Dickens supporting us for this trip! Make sure to check out their new album, if you haven’t already done so. Also, our main man Dana Buoy (of Akron/Family) will be joining the caravan for the West Coast dates.
Full dates below, visit our tour page for more details. Can’t wait to see you all out there!
10-06 Pittsboro, NC - Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival
10-09 Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light*
10-10 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop*
10-11 St. Louis, MO - Duck Room at Blueberry Hill*
10-12 Madison, WI - Der Rathskeller*
10-13 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall*
10-14 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry*
10-16 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown*
10-17 Denver, CO - Hi Dive*
10-18 Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room*
10-19 Boise, ID - Neurolux*
10-20 Seattle, WA - Crocodile (City Arts Festival)*#^
10-21 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge*#
10-23 Arcata, CA - Arcata Playhouse*#
10-24 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill*#
10-26 Los Angeles, CA - First Unitarian Church of LA*#
10-27 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar*
10-28 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress*
10-30 Austin, TX - The Mohawk*
11-01 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon*
11-02 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks*
11-03 Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
11-05 Washington DC - Black Cat*
11-06 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt*
11-07 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*
11-08 Stony Brook, NY - Stony Brook University*
11-09 York, PA - Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center*
12-07 Durham, NC - Reynolds Industries Theater
*with Midtown Dickens
#with Dana Buoy
^with Horse Feathers
Pepe’s it is! White clam pie, fresh tomato pie, and an original tomato with sausage and mushrooms.
Mark dances with the queen
Thanks to everyone who came out to TRKfest 2012 and got rowdy with us for the LOST SKULLS performance! In case you missed it, you check out some photos here.