[MP3] Youth Lagoon - "Bobby"
Brimming from his recent Pitchfork Best New Music title, twenty-two year old Trevor Powers (a.k.a. Youth Lagoon) has created the perfect record in The Year of Hibernation. What is perfect about it? Well, there is nothing groundbreaking happening here sonically, musically or lyrically. What makes this record perfect is its ability to linger in your speakers while your head is somewhere else. This is a cover-to-cover record where individually, each song is forgotten as quick as it plays, but as a collective, it has staying power. Powers has more in him beyond this record; it is an amazing start. Granted a self-induced career suicide of epic proportions, Powers has the ability to churn out record after record building upon what he has done with Hibernation. His ear for melody and his ghostly lyrical style make elevate his music to an artistic level, like a brush stroke.
We are looking to see how this record translates live and will be in attandance at one of his two NYC shows at Mercury Lounge in November.
Full tour dates after the jump!
11/01 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill #
11/02 Los Angeles, CA The Echo #
11/03 San Diego, CA The Casbah #
11/04 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom #
11/05 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture Gallery #
11/07 Austin, TX Emo's Alternative Lounge [inside] #
11/08 Denton, TX Dan's Silverleaf #
11/09 Oxford, MS Cats Purring Dude Ranch #
11/10 Nashville, TN The Basement #
11/11 Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn #
11/12 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall #
11/13 Washington, DC The Red Palace #
11/14 New York, NY The Mercury Lounge #
11/15 New York, NY The Mercury Lounge #
11/16 Philadelphia, PA Milkboy #
11/17 Cambridge, MA TT The Bears #
11/18 Montreal, QC Il Motore #
11/19 Toronto, ONT The Garrison #
11/21 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon #
11/22 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall #
11/23 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Avenue #
11/25 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge #
11/26 Salt Lake, UT Kilby Court #
01/19 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
01/20 Vancouver, BC Biltmore
01/21 Portland, OR Doug Fir
# = w/ Young Magic