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A very sweet show last night by North Carolina's Lost in the Trees, a benefit for the Housing Works Bookstore. Ari Picker, whose voice has the same high lilt as Ben Gibbard, revealed that this was the band's first public show in six months as they've been holed up in the recording studio working on their second LP, A Church That Fits Our Needs, set to come out next month. This was my second time seeing the band, having first been wowed by their classically-honed chops back in 2010. This time, their music had a spikier edge to it, punctuated by violin, cello, horn, and those new fangled things called electric guitars. 

Picker announced that they're off to All Tomorrow's Parties in the UK next month, followed by a string of shows at SXSW, where your's truly will also be running about. I swear, I just can't help myself...

More pics on the photo page. Video of their closing performance of "Fireplace" below.