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Youth Lagoon
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Location:Boise, ID (USA)
Genres:Indie / Ambient
Record Label:Fat Possum
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NewsNew Youth Lagoon Video
 
You can check out the official video for "Mute," a highlight from Youth Lagoon's fantastic...
NewsStaff Content (03/06/13)
 
I'd be sad to wake up and find all of my cherries are charred or they're rotted to ruin. Youth...
NewsStream New Youth Lagoon Album "Wondrous...
 
You can stream the new Youth Lagoon album Wondrous Bughouse over at NPR. The album comes out March...
NewsNew Youth Lagoon Track and Tour
 
Listen to a new Youth Lagoon track titled "Mute" here and check out the Spring tour dates in the...
NewsYouth Lagoon Releases New Song
 
You can stream a new Youth Lagoon track entitled "Dropla" in the replies.
Album ReviewYouth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse
Posted by Kelly Doherty on 03/05/13
Album ReviewYouth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
Posted by Blake Solomon on 10/26/11
The Billboard
Twenty-two year old Trevor Powers, whose musical venture is called Youth Lagoon, has had a long year. Not because he's been endlessly touring or pursuing some wild dream, but because of life - the life of a kid going to college, being in love, dealing with heartache, and just living. "Youth Lagoon isn't me." says Powers. "It's merely a part of me. I was in and out of different bands in high school and always tried to define myself by what music I played. I tried to find a sense of meaning by being in a band. But it wasn't until this last year - when I realized I was more than just music - that I was able to create music that means something to me. And that is Youth Lagoon."

Throughout the course of 2010, Powers began to write an album about things he had a hard time talking about. He claims that when he tries to talk about it to people, he doesn't make sense. So he wrote an album about it titled The Year of Hibernation.

"For my whole life I've dealt with extreme anxiety." says Powers. "Not anxiety about passing a test or somewhat normal things, but weird.. bizarre things. Things that only I know. I sometimes feel like I'm literally being eaten up inside. So I started writing these songs. Not just songs about my anxiety, but about my past and my present. Songs about memories, and all those feelings that those bring. I know that if I can be honest about what is inside my mind, there will be others that will be able to relate to it."

Although his music seems somewhat dreamy with the first listen, the lyrics show a different side to the matter. Hidden beneath the melodies is a voice that is eerie yet nostalgic. Powers claims his music is like letting people read his journal. "I don't think I could ever write a completely happy album. It's not that I'm not a happy person," claims Powers, "but I just have too many things in my mind that haunt me."
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Last Updated: 12/15/11

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