Acclaimed musical collective LOST IN THE TREES will be coming to PITTSBURGH, PA on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 at CLUB CAFE in support of their new album Past Life, which they will release on February 18. The record is the follow up to the group’s widely praised record A Church That That Fits Our Needs which Esquirecalled “a luxuriantly orchestrated remembrance that ping-pongs between introspection and celebration” and The Wall Street Journal hailed as “the best album of 2012.” All Tiny Creatures will be opening the show.
Watch a cinematic preview of Lost In The Trees new album Past Life here:
When Lost In The Trees set out to record Past Life, they knew they needed a break with the past. On previous releases the band’s singer-songwriter Ari Picker utilized an expanded six-member band to render his classical-inflected songs. For the new album, the band was pared to a lean electronic-rock four-piece. The sound of Past Life evidences more than a band pared down; the arrangements are modern, spare, minimal, emphasizing groove and rhythm.
For their latest, the band has also elected to work with an outside producer for the first time. Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors, Atlas Sound) helped to refine the band’s new minimal aesthetic. The question while making Past Life became, “How much can we strip away?” With an approach that forefronts beats and bass-lines, Vernhes and the band lifted away the orchestral density of previous albums – leaving a more direct framework of soul-inflected guitar lines, throbbing groove, and Picker’s soaring vocal hooks. There is a pop quality, buried but always present in previous efforts, that shines on Past Life; not pop in any trivial, retro sense, but the yearning lilt of a Harry Nilsson or Mark Hollis, that floating melodicism that Relix found so “achingly beautiful.”
For more information: http://www.anti.com/artists/lost-in-the-trees/
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