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Youth Lagoon Announces New Album, “Savage Hills Ballroom”

Announced via Free 7-Inch Singles Given Away Today

Jul 10, 2015 Youth Lagoon Bookmark and Share

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 ( that appears to announce a new album entitled Savage Hills Ballroom. The only thing on that site is an image featuring the title, followed by the text “A Collection of 10 Songs by Youth Lagoon.” It is likely the album cover. No other info, such as the release date, tracklist, or a song stream, has been released. The album will be the follow-up to 2013’s Wondrous Bughouse.

Youth Lagoon’s main creative force Trevor Powers did speak to the New York centered website Bedford + Bowery about the 7-inch single. He told them that “The Knower” was one of the first songs he started to work on for the album. “To me it really embodies this aspect of our self-obsessed culture of ignoring our faults and failures,” he said to Bedford + Bowery about the song. “I had so many parts of my personality that had gone purposely ignored for so long because they were too shitty to look at. It’s based around a lot of repetition and making parts of the track, such as the horn sections, sound like voices that are all realizing these aspects of our nature.”

Powers also explained to Bedford + Bowery why he decided to announce the album via a free 7-inch. “In this Internet world, it has become increasingly impossible to create music in a tangible form before it hits the digital realm…. The goal in all of this is to battle that as much as possible.” He also told the site that the full details of the album would be announced on Monday.


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