SPIN.com has premiered a new video from the acclaimed Chapel Hill group Lost In The Trees this week. The video is for the title track off the band’s forthcoming album Past Life which arrives in stores on February 18.
The beautiful and unsettling clip features ghostly angels, a mysterious hooded man and a burning truck all set amidst a stark night-time dreamscape. It was directed by Dan Huiting and Andre Durand who have previously worked with Bon Iver, Destroyer, Local Natives, Liars and others.
On the album Past Life, Lost In The Trees have distilled from an orchestral six piece to a lean four-piece. The arrangements are more modern and minimalist with a new found emphasis on groove and rhythm. It is the first time the band has worked with an outside producer. Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors, Animal Collective) was enlisted to help refine an intriguing new aesthetic that features a framework of soul-inflected guitar lines, throbbing groove and singer-songwriter Ari Picker’s soaring vocal hooks.
You can catch Lost In The Trees live on the following dates:
17 Feb Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel *
18 Feb Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas *
19 Feb New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
21 Feb Boston, MA – Museum of Fine Arts *
22 Feb Montreal, QC – Il Motore *
23 Feb Toronto, ON – The Garrison *
25 Feb Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe *
26 Feb Charlottesville, VA – The Southern *
27 Feb Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor *
28 Feb Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
18 March San Diego, CA – Casbah
20 March Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
21 March Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door
22 March San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
25 March Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
26 March Seattle, WA – Crocodile
27 March Vancouver, BC – Media Club
39 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
30 March Denver, CO – Hi Dive
* with All Tiny Creatures