This is going to be a big year for Lost in the Trees. They are about to release one of the Triangle's most anticipated 2012 LPs, the dramatic and emotionally fractured A Church That Fits Our Needs, on March 20. As with any group preparing to launch what could be the breakthrough of their career, the Chapel Hill folk orchestra is preparing an extensive tour. Tonight at Local 506, you can witness their impromptu tune-up.
This afternoon the band announced that they will open for Islands, giving hometown fans a chance to catch them before they hit the road in March. The tour will lead them through two dates in the U.K. before a whirlwind trek across the U.S. and two dates in Canada. The last show will be April 20 at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, the Triangle release party for the new record.
Chances to see Lost in the Trees in such an intimate setting are becoming more and more rare, so show up early. They've made a habit of filling the much-larger venues. Even on short notice, the 506 is likely to be packed.