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Youth Lagoon Are Calling It Quits

"There is nothing left to say through Youth Lagoon. It will exist no more."

Feb 01, 2016

Youth Lagoon is essentially a solo project for Trevor Powers (even though he did tour with a live backing band), so it's a bit odd to say that Youth Lagoon is breaking up or calling it quits, but that's essentially what's happened. Powers has released a statement on Twitter saying that he's ending the Youth Lagoon project. More

Watch: Youth Lagoon - “Rotten Human” Video

Savage Hills Ballroom Our Now via Fat Possum

Jan 20, 2016

Youth Lagoon (aka Trevor Powers) released his third album, Savage Hills Ballroom, back in September via Fat Possum. How he has shared a video for "Rotten Human." Patrick Blades directed the strange clip, which stars Daytona Williams. More

Listen: Youth Lagoon Shares New Non-Album Track, “I’ve Seen”

Savage Hills Ballroom Our Now via Fat Possum

Dec 03, 2015

Youth Lagoon (aka Trevor Powers) released his third album, Savage Hills Ballroom, back in September via Fat Possum. How he has shared a new non-album track, "I've Seen." It was written after the sessions for Savage Hills Ballroom. 


Under the Radar Announces November/December Issue with EL VY on the Cover

Issue 55 Also Includes Interviews with Julia Holter, Kurt Vile, Neon Indian, Martin Courtney, The Dears, John Grant, Bruce Campbell on Ash vs Evil Dead, the Cast of Back to the Future, and More

Nov 13, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the November/December 2015 issue, which is available digitally now (via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly), has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, as well as Readbug and Kindle. The issue features EL VY (Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls) on the cover.  More

Oct 20, 2015

Youth Lagoon (aka Trevor Powers) released his third album, Savage Hills Ballroom, last month via Fat Possum. He recently stopped by Sirius XMU satellite radio and there he performed a cover of The Sundays' 1990 classic "Here's Where the Story Ends."  More

Watch: Youth Lagoon - “The Knower” Video

New European Tour Dates Also Announced

Oct 05, 2015

Youth Lagoon (aka Trevor Powers) released his third album, Savage Hills Ballroom, a couple of weeks back via Fat Possum. Now he has shared the video for "The Knower." Lucas Navarro directed the computer-animated clip, which centers on a fire in a retirement home.  More

Stream the New Album by Youth Lagoon, “Savage Hills Ballroom,” in Full

Savage Hills Ballroom Due Out September 25 via Fat Possum

Sep 17, 2015

Youth Lagoon (aka Trevor Powers) is releasing his third album, Savage Hills Ballroom, next Friday (September 25) via Fat Possum. Now you can stream the whole thing below via NPR First Listen. More

Listen: Youth Lagoon - “Rotten Human”

Savage Hills Ballroom Due Out September 25 via Fat Possum

Sep 08, 2015

Youth Lagoon (aka Trevor Powers) has shared "Rotten Human," which is another song from his forthcoming third album, Savage Hills Ballroom. Previously he had shared the audio for "The Knower" and the video for "Highway Patrol Stun Gun." More

Watch: Youth Lagoon - “Highway Patrol Stun Gun” Video

Savage Hills Ballroom Due Out September 25 on Fat Possum

Aug 10, 2015

Youth Lagoon (a.k.a. Trevor Powers) has offered up a video for "Highway Patrol Stun Gun." More

Youth Lagoon Announce North American Fall Tour Dates

Savage Hills Ballroom Due Out September 25 via Fat Possum

Jul 27, 2015

Youth Lagoon have announced a slew of North American tour dates in honor of their forthcoming third album, Savage Hills Ballroom. More

Youth Lagoon Confirms New Album Details, Shares Stream of New Song “The Knower”

Savage Hills Ballroom Due Out September 25 via Fat Possum

Jul 13, 2015

Last Friday Youth Lagoon gave out free 7-inch singles at select record stores featuring the new song "The Knower." The records also included a handwritten URL that led to a new website (www.savagehillsballroom.com) that appeared to announce a new album entitledSavage Hills BallroomMore

Youth Lagoon Announces New Album, “Savage Hills Ballroom”

Announced via Free 7-Inch Singles Given Away Today

Jul 10, 2015

Today Youth Lagoon gave out free 7-inch singles at select record stores featuring the new song "The Knower." The records also included a handwritten URL that leads to a new website (www.savagehillsballroom.com) that appears to announce a new album entitled Savage Hills Ballroom. More

Listen: Youth Lagoon - “Worms”

Featured on Compilation The Space Project

Jan 20, 2014

Portland-based label Lefse is readying a compilation entitled The Space Project, which sees various artists using field recordings taken from space and incorporating them in their material. More

Aug 13, 2013

Earlier this year Idaho singer/songwriter Trevor Powers, a.k.a. Youth Lagoon, took a seriously new pyschedelic approach to his dream pop template with his sophomore album Wondrous Bughouse. More

Youth Lagoon Announces Summer Tour Dates

Supporting Wondrous Bughouse

May 24, 2013

Boise-based songwriter Trevor Powers, a.k.a. Youth Lagoon, has announced plans for a summer tour. More

Watch: Youth Lagoon - “Mute” Video

Falling Off the Skateboard

Apr 16, 2013

Youth Lagoon has premiered a new music video for his Wondrous Bughouse single "Mute."  More

Feb 25, 2013

Next week on March 5 Idaho native Trevor Powers, a.k.a. Youth Lagoon, will release his sophomore album Wondrous Bughouse. More

Listen: Youth Lagoon - “Mute”

Off Forthcoming Wondrous Bughouse

Feb 11, 2013

Next month Trevor Powers, a.k.a.Youth Lagoon, will release his sophomore full-length Wondrous Bughouse. More

Listen: Youth Lagoon - “Dropla”

Off Sophomore Album Wondrous Bughouse

Jan 16, 2013

his March Boise songwriter Trevor Powers, a.k.a. Youth Lagoon, will soon release Wondrous Bughouse, the sophomore follow-up to his 2011 breakthrough debut, The Year of Hibernation. More

Youth Lagoon Announces New Album

Wondrous Bughouse Out March 5

Jan 04, 2013

Back in 2011 Boise-native Trevor Powers, otherwise known as Youth Lagoon, released one of the best albums of that year with his dreamy pop debut The Year of Hibernation. More

Youth Lagoon Announces Summer Tour

Father John Misty Supports

May 08, 2012

Currently finishing up duties as Death Cab for Cutie's opening act, bedroom pop artist Youth Lagoon has announced his own batch of headlining tour dates set to take place this summer.  More

Youth Lagoon – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Playing Under the Radar's Third SXSW 2012 Party, Friday, March 16 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 10, 2012

On March 16 Shure presents Under the Radar’s third of three free SXSW day parties (also sponsored by PRS Guitars). Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Youth Lagoon. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes ChairliftThe DrumsReggie WattsDeerhoofBear in HeavenYouth LagoonLa SeraTaken By Trees, and more. More

Jan 13, 2012

Later this spring when he's done supporting M83 across the world, Italian-UK transplant Mauro Remiddi (aka Porcelain Raft) will be including a fitting leg of shows through the U.S. with fellow woozy pop artist Youth Lagoon. More

Watch: Youth Lagoon - “July” Video

Bruised Knuckles and Bloody Noses

Jan 04, 2012

Youth Lagoon has unveiled an appropriately haunting music video for "July," another track off his stellar debut album The Year of Hibernation. More

Youth Lagoon Announces 2012 Tour

No More Hibernating

Dec 15, 2011

With his debut album The Year of Hibernation landing on a number of best-of-the-year lists, Youth Lagoon is heading out on a substantial North American tour throughout March and April of next year.  More

Sep 21, 2011

With the forthcoming release of his debut album The Year of Hibernation slated for next week, Idaho-native and recent Pleased to Meet You artist Trevor Powers (aka Youth Lagoon) decided to give audiences an early listen to his reverb-drenched tunes. 

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Watch: Youth Lagoon - “Montana” Video

Off Upcoming "The Year of Hibernation"

Sep 08, 2011

With his debut LP The Year of Hibernation scheduled for release later this month, Idaho native Trevor Powers (aka Youth Lagoon, featured in Under the Radar's current issue) has unveiled an emotional video for his track "Montana."  More

Under the Radar Announces Summer Issue and St. Vincent Cover

Issue Also Features Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, M83, The Horrors, Washed Out, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, and much more

Jul 28, 2011

Under the Radar’s Summer 2011 Issue has just hit stands. It features St. Vincent on the cover and includes articles on M83, Bon Iver vs. Fugazi, The Horrors, Washed Out, Stephen Malkmus vs. Gus Van Sant, WU LYF, Dum Dum Girls, Friendly Fires, Memory Tapes, John Maus, Niki & The Dove, Purity Ring, Youth Lagoon, and many others; as well as over 115 reviews. The digital version of the magazine also includes 50 extra pages of bonus content, including articles on My Morning Jacket, The Rapture, Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, Moonface, Stephin Merritt, Laurel Halo, and more. More

Youth Lagoon Signs to Fat Possum

Debut Album in the Work

Jul 07, 2011

Youth Lagoon recently signed to  Fat Possum (home to Andrew Bird, Yuck, and The Black Keys among others). We have the details.  More


Interviews

2015 Artist Survey: Youth Lagoon

Trevor Powers on 2015's Best Albums, Music Streaming, the Election, Disastrous Dates, and Early Childhood Memories

Feb 08, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Trevor Powers, who records as Youth Lagoon. Youth Lagoon's most recent album, Savage Hills Ballroom, was released last September via Fat Possum. More

Youth Lagoon

Dance Of Despair

Dec 17, 2015

When Trevor Powers was coming up with the title of Youth Lagoon's third album, Savage Hills Ballroom, a vision was stuck in his mind. He imagined an ornate dancehall with elaborate inlay settings and gold trimthe kind of place you might see in old movies or on postcards from the early part of the 20th century. More

My Favorite Thing: Youth Lagoon on Castaway

Trevor Powers on his Favorite Movie

Apr 22, 2013

My favorite movie of all time is Castaway. Tom Hanks is my all-time favorite actor. There's something about that movie that just takes me to a different place. More

Youth Lagoon

Sleeping It Off

Jun 30, 2011

Like a lot of songwriters, Trevor Powers has learned that the best musical inspiration often comes at the expense of a broken heart. For four years the young native of Boise, Idaho had been with a girlas he saw it, the girl. Last year, however, things began to unravel, and Powers, who had typically spent his free time jamming with various friends, had suddenly taken to a more solitary outlet. More


Reviews

Savage Hills Ballroom

Savage Hills Ballroom

Fat Possum

Sep 22, 2015

Much was made of Youth Lagoon's sheltered psychedelia almost immediately. Fat Possum's quick trigger finger led to the release of Trevor Powers' official debut, The Year of Hibernation, and the album landed on most Best Albums lists by year's end.  More

SXSW 2013 Thursday and Friday Recap – Sharon Jones, TOY, Savages, Youth Lagoon, Telekinesis, etc.

Mar 25, 2013

Having survived the first two nights of SXSW and Under the Radar's first two days parties, despite a crying newborn back in our hotel room, I ventured out into the Austin night yet again. Here is a recap of what I saw Thursday and Friday night of SXSW 2013, including sets by TOY, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Telekinesis, Akron/Family's Cy Dune with 30 drummers, Savages, Youth Lagoon, and more. More

SXSW Day Four: Caitlin Rose, Savages, and Youth Lagoon

March 15th, 2013

Mar 23, 2013

Friday night at SXSW felt uncharacteristically quiet. Where did all the smaller enticing showcases go? Why weren’t we forced to agonize over our schedule? Was everyone really at Green Day and Depeche Mode? (The first which I haven’t appreciated since I was seventeen, the second which I didn’t win tickets to.) Content to keep it to a single showcase, I spent the evening watching Caitlin RoseSavages, and Youth Lagoon.


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Youth Lagoon with Gem Club and Young Magic at T.T. the Bear’s, Cambridge, Massachusetts

November 18th, 2011

Nov 28, 2011

It’s always the lead, and with good reason: Trevor Powers is young. Shockingly young. Barely old enough to buy a drink, not yet old enough to rent a car without significant daily surcharges. On record, he sounds young, his voice untouched by age, seemingly unsoaked by copious amounts of whiskey.  More

The Year of Hibernation

The Year of Hibernation

Fat Possum

Oct 14, 2011

Bedroom pop benefits most from the portability and quality possible from modern technology. Its intimacy is also made for the close listening of headphones; there’s a real connection possible that other genres are either not capable of or have no interest in. Straining to make out the lyrics of Trevor Powers on his full-length Youth Lagoon debut ties the listener closely to Powers and his yearning vocals while revealing The Year of Hibernation’s many, many pleasures. More