When Ari Picker and his band Lost In The Trees went into the studio to record their new album Past Life (February 18, ANTI-), the idea wasn't to add lush, neo-classical orchestration as was done with the first two albums. It was, instead, a question of "How much can we strip away?" That minimalist attitude can be heard to great effect on "Lady In White," a lithe and graceful slice of Blue-Nile-styled art/pop that's all about bass lines, gentle jazz-inflected beats and Picker's wandering melody. For more, check out the details on the new album at the DC Music News Feed here and stream another new song "Rites."
Lost In The Trees - "Lady In White" (from Past Life)