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NEW VIDEO & TOUR: “Mute” By Youth Lagoon. Seattle 5/18/13 & Sasquatch

April 16, 2013

Trevor Powers, whose stage name is Youth Lagoon, began writing his debut album The Year of Hibernation in 2010. Based around the idea of psychological dysphoria, Powers tried to document the trails of his mind through songs of minimalism and hypnotic ambience. Powers later described his writing process as “my mind communicating with me, not the other way around…it can take me to scary places but I’ve realized those bizarre thoughts I have don’t define me.” After signing with Mississippi-based label Fat Possum Records in 2011, he toured much of the following year before going back into solitude to write.

Wondrous Bughouse, Powers’ sophomore album (released March 5 worldwide via Fat Possum), was spawned from what he describes as “becoming more fascinated with the human psyche and where the spiritual meets the physical world.” During the time he wrote, Powers became intrigued with the metaphysical universe and blending those ideas with pop music.

 “Youth Lagoon is something so personal to me because writing music is how I sort my thoughts, as well as where I transfer my fears,” explains Powers.

 “My mental state is usually pretty sporadic… a lot of this record was influenced by a fear of mortality but embracing it at the same time. Realizing that human life is only great because it is temporary. Experimenting with ideas about dimensions. I’m not a gifted speaker, so

explaining things is difficult for me. But music always makes sense.”

YOUTH LAGOON
04/16 San Diego, CA – The Irenic %
04/17 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey %
04/18 Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music Club
04/19 Indio, CA – Coachella – 2pm – Mojave Tent
04/21 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom +
04/22 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress +
04/24 Austin, TX – Mohawk ^
04/25 Dallas, TX – The Loft ^
04/26 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s ^
04/27 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks ^
04/28 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree ^
04/30 Orlando, FL – The Social ^
05/01 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West ^
05/02 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge ^
05/03 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle #^
05/04 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle ^05/06 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s ^
05/07 Northampton, MA – Pearl St. ^
05/08 Hamden, CT – Spaceland Ballroom ^
05/10 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ^
05/11 Columbia, MD – Sweet Life Festival
05/13 Toronto, ON – Great Hall ^
05/14 Columbus, OH – A&R Bar ^
05/15 Chicago, IL – Metro ^
05/16 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater ^
05/17 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line ^

05/18 Seattle, WA – Seattle University ^
05/21 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
05/22 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
05/23 Vancouver, BC – Venue
05/24 George, WA Sasquatch! Fest
05/26 Boston, MA – Boston Calling Festival
06/05 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center *

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