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Listen: Youth Lagoon - “Rotten Human”

Savage Hills Ballroom Due Out September 25 via Fat Possum

Sep 08, 2015 Bookmark and Share


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."

Nerdist premiered "Rotten Human" and interviewed Powers about the song. Here's what he had to say about it: "Throughout the process of writing this albumabout two yearsI've gone on this spiritual journey to learn more about myself and my faults and all this stuff that I've tended ignore for a really long time. It's so much easier to go through each day and forget the previous day or forget the hurtful things you said to someone or whatever it might be, just the shitty parts of your life. This song is addressing that. It's really examining what it is that makes me who I am, and what parts of that are disgusting."

Savage Hills Ballroom, the follow-up to 2013's Wondrous Bughouse, will be due out September 25 via Fat Possum. The album was recorded in Bristol, England by Powers and co-produced/mixed/engineered by Ali Chant (PJ Harvey, Gravenhurst). The album has partly influenced by the passing of one of Powers' closest friends, which forced Powers to cancel one of the tours for Wondrous Bughouse. "That experience made me start viewing Youth Lagoon differently," said Powers in a press release announcing the album. "It was a complete refocus for me."

Check out "Rotten Human" below, followed by Youth Lagoon's upcoming tour dates.

Youth Lagoon North American Tour Dates:

09.10 - Bozeman, MT - Filling Station
09.11 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
09.12 - Boise, ID - Egyptian Theatre
09.21 - New York, NY - Rough Trade % **SOLD OUT**
10.15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
10.16 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater *
10.17 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck *
10.19 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
10.20 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom *
10.21 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *
10.23 - Columbus, OH - The A&R Music Bar *
10.25 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House *
10.29 - New York, NY - Webster Hall *
10.30 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *
10.31 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
11.01 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club *
11.03 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
11.04 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
11.05 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge *
11.06 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry's *
11.07 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *
11.09 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live *
11.10 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada *
11.11 - Austin, TX - Mohawk *
11.13 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom *
11.14 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern #
11.17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre #
11.18 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore #
11.20 - Seattle, WA - Neumos #
11.21 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge #

% w/ Yvette
* w/ Moon King
# w/ Taylor McFerrin

Youth Lagoon European Tour Dates:

9/24: XOYO - London, UK
9/26: Cafe De La Danse - Paris, France
9/28: Rotonde, Botanique - Brussels, Belgium
9/30: Bitterzoet - Amsterdam, Netherlands
10/2: Magnet Club - Berlin, Germany
10/4: Jazzhouse - Copenhagen, Denmark



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