Lost in the Trees is a seven-strong collective from North Carolina likely to nourish the mossy side of your trunk with its sumptuous, string-filled folk music that occasionally borders on symphonic. Recently reissued on discerning Anti- label, the group's All Alone in an Empty House finds a wider audience for bandleader Ari Picker's emphatic vocals. Can Neil Young, Bon Iver, and Andew Bird devotees understand the appeal of these world-weary tales of stunning beauty and effortless execution? Of course we can.
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If such earnest Americana stylings come off as repressed, don't fear. Picker recently collaborated with Fullsteam Brewery in his home state to create a beer named after the band. And anyone who enables a good-time crowd to consume either music or beverages (or both) for pure enjoyment is worth at least a night of your time.