News

Under the Radar’s SXSW Parties Start Today - Come See EMA, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future

12 - 6 PM at the Flamingo Cantina - Today's Lineup Also Features Casual Sex, Connan Mockasin, Lost in the Trees, and Saintseneca

Mar 12, 2014

Under the Radar's SXSW 2014 parties kick off today at the Flamingo Cantina (515 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701, on 6th Street and Red River). EMA headlines today's party and the lineup also includes The Pains of Being Pure at HeartFuture IslandsConnan MockasinLost in the TreesCasual Sexand Saintseneca. More

Under the Radar’s Three SXSW Day Parties to Feature Charli XCX, EMA, Future Islands, and Many More

Lineups Also Includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Connan Mockasin, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, The Mary Onettes, Small Black, Thumpers, Woman's Hour, and Others

Feb 28, 2014

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our three SXSW 2014 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 12, Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14. Lineups include Charli XCXEMAThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future Islands, Connan MockasinWe Were Promised JetpacksThe Mary Onettes, Small Black, ThumpersYamantaka // Sonic Titan, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, Woman's Hour, and many others. More

Feb 10, 2014

Next week Feb. 18 will see the release of several notable new albums. Among the most anticipated is Angel Olsen's sophomore album Burn Your Fire for No Witness, the follow-up to her 2012 debut Half Way Home. More

Jan 07, 2014

On Feb. 18 North Carolina-based ensemble Lost in the Trees will release their third full-length effort Past Life. More

Lost in the Trees Announce Tour

New Album Past Life Out Feb. 18

Dec 10, 2013

On Feb. 18 Chapel Hill ensemble Lost in the Trees will release their latest LP Past Life. More

Oct 30, 2013

North Carolina's Lost in the Trees have announced the upcoming release of their third album, Past LifeMore

Lost in the Trees Announce Summer Tour Dates

Includes Benefit Concert for The Jed Foundation

Apr 30, 2012

Lost in the Trees have announced a number of summer tour dates in support of their latest album A Church That Fits Our Needs. More

Check Out Photos from Friday’s Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party

Including of Montreal, Deerhoof, Cymbals Eat Guitars, La Sera, Lost in the Trees and Django Django

Mar 20, 2012

Check out photos from Friday's Under the Radar SXSW 2012 Day Party including shots of Django DjangoLost in the TreesCymbals Eat GuitarsLa SeraDeerhoof and of Montreal. Photos by Wendy Lynch Redfern.  More

Greetings from Lost in the Trees at Under the Radar’s SXSW 2012 Party

Checking in From Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas

Mar 16, 2012

Lost in the Trees check in from the Under the Radar SXSW Party in Austin, Texas. More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with AirBear in HeavenBest CoastAndrew BirdChairliftDan DeaconFirst Aid KitGrimesof MontrealFrankie RoseSpiritualizedTame ImpalaTegan and Saraand much more.  More

Lost in the Trees Stream New Album

A Church That Fits Our Needs Out March 20

Mar 12, 2012

A Church That Fits Our Needs, the forthcoming sophomore album of North Carolina collective Lost in the Trees, has found its way online for streaming this morning courtesy of NPR. More

Lost in the Trees – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Shure Presents Under the Radar's Third SXSW Party, Friday, March 16 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 08, 2012

On March 16 Shure presents Under the Radar’s third of three free SXSW day parties. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Lost in the Trees. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes ChairliftThe DrumsReggie WattsDeerhoofBear in HeavenYouth LagoonLa SeraTaken By Trees, and more. More

Lost in the Trees Announce New Album

Listen to New Track "Red"

Jan 10, 2012

North Carolina collective Lost in the Trees have announced the release of their forthcoming sophomore album. More

Buy Our Current Issue to Access the Digital Sampler Featuring Sufjan Stevens, of Montreal, and more

Includes Exclusive Unreleased Tracks by Rose Elinor Dougall, Motorifik, and Club 8

Jan 14, 2011

Every issue of Under the Radar includes a free digital sampler that can be accessed via the download code printed in the issue. Our Year-End issue's sampler (which is sponsored by Shure) includes exclusive unreleased tracks by MotorifikRose Elinor Dougall, and Club 8, as well as songs by of MontrealPlants and AnimalsThe Radio Dept., Tame ImpalaWild NothingSufjan StevensTwin ShadowLost in the TreesBeach HouseAvi Buffalo, and Owen Pallett. We have the details.  More

Jan 06, 2011

When orchestral collective Lost in the Trees hits the road this year, they’ll be bolstered by an extra bit of star power.  We have the details.  More

Dec 17, 2010

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou, Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls. Today we posted web exclusive surveys with Gayngs, Love is All, and Lost in the Trees. More

Lost in the Trees Inspires a Beer

New Ale Revealed December 3 in Durham

Dec 02, 2010

In perhaps the greatest compliment to date, orchestral collective Lost in the Trees is being honored with a beer.  More

Lost In the Trees Teams With NPR

Band Plays Before Congressional Staffers

Oct 21, 2010

Everyone loves orchestral folk, right? At least that’s what NPR is hoping. Recently, Lost in the Trees teamed up with the radio station for a presentation in front of congress to further NPR’s cause. Now you can hear the set.  More

Oct 12, 2010

Ari Picker, leader of orchestral collective Lost in the Trees recently took his hand to Bon Iver classic “Lump Sum." We have the track.  More

Oct 07, 2010

The remaining members of Big Star (Andy Hummel and Alex Chilton passed away earlier this year) are joining together December 9th and 10th to perform classic 1978 album, Third. The performance will take place at Cat’s Cradle in North Carolina as part of the Stoke It, Noel series. More

Under the Radar Announces Wasted on the Youth Issue

Musicians and Actors on Their Childhood Memories

Jul 29, 2010

Under the Radar's Summer 2010 issue is a special issue we're calling the Wasted on the Youth Issue. The basic idea of the issue was to talk to musicians and actors about various facets of their childhood/teenage years, from their first favorite bands/concerts to childhood memories to movies/TV shows of their youth, etc. We were interested in talking to musicians and actors about some of their earliest memories and their childhood passions. Many of the articles include childhood or teenage photos of the musicians interviewed. We have the full details on the issue that includes these artists: The National, The Antlers, Fred Armisen, Camera Obscura, Judah Friedlander, Fucked Up vs. Devo, Here We Go Magic, Jim James, Jónsi, Kele, The Kids in the Hall, Liars, Local Natives, Menomena, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elisabeth Moss, Portishead, Robert Rodriguez, School of Seven Bells, Tegan and Sara, Russell Tovey, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Edgar Wright, and many more! More

May 28, 2010

Last night (May 27th), Plants and Animals, supported by Lost in the Trees, rocked the house at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. We sent Under the Radar photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern down to cover the action. Check out a full gallery of her photos here. More


Interviews

2013 Artist Survey: Lost in the Trees

Ari Picker on His Favorite Word, First R-rated Movie, Obamacare, Spotify, and More

Feb 03, 2014

For Under the Radar's 11th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the important issues of the last year, as well as some quirkier subjects. Check out our next print issue and digital issue for surveys from My Morning Jacket, Foals, Amanda Palmer, Local Natives, Wild Nothing, These New Puritans, Lanterns on the Lake, Xiu Xiu, and Summer Camp. More

Jan 25, 2012

For Under the Radar’s 9th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2011. Here’s a survey from Lost in the Trees.

Dec 17, 2010

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. However our printed pages weren’t enough to hold all the great responses we got. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou, Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River,Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls.  Then check here for bonus responses not found in the magazine. Here are additional answers from Ari Picker of Lost in the Trees. More


Reviews

Past Life

Past Life

ANTI-

Feb 18, 2014

Lost in the Trees' last album, A Church That Fits Our Needs, was a somber and lush reflection on singer/songwriter Ari Picker's mother's death. It carved out an expansive space to explore emotions and depth, and they filled that space beautifully. It's kind of a hard album to followso rich in substance and personal meaning. With Past Life, Picker's response was apparently to peel back the musical layers and see what remains. More

A Church That Fits Our Needs

A Church That Fits Our Needs

ANTI-

Mar 16, 2012

In the summer of 2009, as Lost in the Trees frontman Ari Picker was readying the band's debut full-length album, All Alone in an Empty House, for wide release via ANTI- Records, Picker's mother committed suicide. With Alone already complete, out in a limited run a year earlier, Picker ended up channeling his sorrowful muse into the band's next album, A Church That Fits Our Need. More