Lost in the Trees have slimmed down in the time since 2012’s A Church That Fits Our Needs. What was once an orchestral-folk six-piece is now an electro-rock foursome that values minimalism and pulsing grooves. But under the leadership of frontman Ari Picker, the North Carolina unit retains its richness — for proof, look no further than the music video for “Past Life,” the title track from Lost in the Trees’ upcoming third album.
Directed by Dan Huiting and Andre Durand, the dazzling visual follows a mysterious hooded figure on a drive down a dark road. Like the lyric video for Lost in the Trees’ recent “Rites” single (via Rolling Stone), it’s a haunting short that commands attention. Watch it above.
Past Life is out February 18 on Anti-. Pre-orders for the LP — which was produced by Nicolas Vernhes (credits include Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors, and Wye Oak) — are currently available through iTunes and the Anti- store.
Lost in the Trees tour dates:
February 17 – Washington D.C. @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
February 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas *
February 19 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
February 21 – Boston, MA @ Museum of Fine Arts *
February 22 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
February 23 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *
February 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe *
February 26 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern *
February 27 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor *
February 28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
March 18 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
March 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
March 21 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
March 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
March 25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
March 26 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
March 27 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
March 29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
March 30 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
* = with All Tiny Creatures