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Trevor Powers (fka Youth Lagoon) Shares Two New Songs – “Clad In Skin” and “Squelch”

Mulberry Violence Due Out August 17 via Baby Halo

Jul 25, 2018
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Youth Lagoon was essentially a solo project for Trevor Powers (even though he did tour with a live backing band), but back in 2016 he retired the project, broke up the one-man band. Powers is releasing his first album under his given name, Mulberry Violence, on August 17 via his own label Baby Halo. Now he has shared two more songs from the album, "Clad In Skin" and "Squelch." Listen to them below, followed by Powers' upcoming tour dates.

Powers has previously shared five songs from Mulberry Violence: "Playwright" (via a video for the song), "Ache" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), "Plaster Saint," "XTQ Idol," and "Dicegame" (the latter two also were on our Songs of the Week list).

Powers had this to say about "Clad In Skin" and "Squelch" in a press release:

"'Death like a rattle in one hand, Life like candy in the other; shake one to scare you, offer one to make your mouth water.' I noticed Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes peeking out from the sci-fi endcap at a discount bookstore in rural Washington a few years back. After scanning the pages and reading that line, I bounced eight quarters on the counter like a six-year-old with mad money and got back on the highway. Driving until dark, I pulled into the first hotel that didn't resemble a villainous sex den, received the room key from a twitchy, impressively stoned desk clerk named Gregory, and opened the door to my room only to find the bed was half the size of my body and the thermostat was stuck at frigid. But as I curled up like a homeless poodle and started reading, every wine stained page of that book put me under a spell. I was in Green Town. I saw it all. I escaped by sunrise, appeared back in room 116, ate a stale Reese's, and crashed out on my dog bed by 7 am.

"'Clad In Skin' and 'Squelch' were birthed by the belly of that book. Bradbury's story is centered around a traveling carnival concealing nightmares within a semblance of fun - so I figured it needed a soundtrack. Over the span of a few months, I worked up an entire score for it, but these were the only two pieces that survived. One is the candy; the other, the rattle."

As Youth Lagoon, Powers released three albums: 2011's The Year of Hibernation, 2013's Wondrous Bughouse, and 2015's Savage Hills Ballroom.

Trevor Powers Tour Dates:

Sep 26 Boise, ID Neurolux
Sep 27 Seattle, WA Barboza
Sep 28 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
Sep 29 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Oct 01 San Francisco, CA Independent
Oct 03 Los Angeles, CA Lodge Room
Oct 05 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
Oct 06 Denver, CO Lost Lake
Oct 08 Kansas City, MO Encore at Uptown
Oct 09 Omaha, NE The Slowdown
Oct 11 Minneapolis, MN Turf Club
Oct 12 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Oct 13 Detroit, MI Underground @ DIME
Oct 14 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 16 Boston, MA Great Scott
Oct 17 New York, NY National Sawdust
Oct 18 Philadelphia, PA Boot and Saddle
Oct 19 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
Oct 30 London, UK Electrowerkz
Oct 31 Paris, FR - Pitchfork Avant-Garde
Nov 01 Amsterdam, NL Cinetol
Nov 02 Antwerp, BE Trix
Nov 03 Hamburg, DE Häkken
Nov 04 Berlin, DE Frannz Club

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