Celebrate Brooklyn!: The Head And The Heart with Lost In The Trees

Friday, July 27, 2012, 7:30 PM

Celebrate Brooklyn!

Prospect Park Bandshell
Brooklyn, NY


The Head And The Heart is a band whose “name describes its sound perfectly—lyrics and music inspired by both intellect and emotion.” (NPR) The six-piece came together in Seattle in the summer of 2009, and the speed with which it went from handing out burned copies of it’s self released debut in custom denim sleeves to selling out multi-thousand capacity venues across the country is a testament to the connection people find in its music. While everything about The Head and the Heart’s swelling vocal harmonies and driving acoustic stomps seems at the very center of the American roots revival, the “stunningly gorgeous” (LA Times) orchestral folk of LOST IN THE TREES represents the far left of the same movement. Both its 2010 debut Alone in an Empty House and this year’s stunning A Church That Fits Our Needs have mesmerized critics and fans alike with their expansive arrangements, taking listeners on sonic journeys that range from the pure melodies of American folk and pop to symphonic sound exploration. “Don’t be fooled by the lush orchestrations and friendly acoustic guitars of Lost in the Trees. There’s high drama in the band’s self-described campfire arrangements, with tales of heroes and villains and biblical-like imagery of raging fires.” (LA Times)