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Lost in the Trees w/ Daytona, Reckoning

When: Wed., June 13 2012

Great art often emerges out of tragedy, beauty, and pain. For Lost in the Trees frontman Ari Picker, his inspiration was a bewildering event: the suicide of his mother the day after his marriage. Picker immediately channeled his energies into an evocative homage to his artist mother for Lost in the Trees’ powerful second full-length, A Church That Fits Our Needs. It’s a sweeping orchestral elegy rife with beatific atmospheres and a surprisingly exultant vibe. “When I started writing songs that were bringing that stuff in, it felt great. I had a breakthrough as to why I was writing music. I got addicted to that feeling and couldn’t just write a song with a made-up story again,” he says. “When my mom died, I immediately knew that was what I wanted to write about.” As one might imagine, Picker feels he’s done enough sharing for the time being. “There was a lot of responsibility and growing pains in writing that record, so the next one I really want to be more of a discovery record,” Picker says. “I want to have fun making music that grooves differently.”

Chris Parker

Price: $10, $8 (adv.)

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