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Boise ID, United States

Youth Lagoon is an American art project started in 2010 by musician Trevor Powers (born in San Diego, California, raised in Boise, Idaho). Powers has been active in Youth Lagoon since 2010. His debut album The Year of Hibernation was released on Fat Possum Records on September 27, 2011. The debut album explores themes such as psychological dysphoria and mental distress, and is based around minimalism and hypnotic ambience. Wondrous Bughouse, Youth Lagoon’s second release, revolves around themes of the metaphysical universe. Powers’ music is a blend of Americana music and Experimental music with atmospheric and electronic elements. Youth Lagoon is based in Boise, Idaho.

Wondrous Bughouse, Powers’ sophomore album (due March 5 worldwide via Fat Possum), was spawned from what he describes as “becoming more fascinated with the human psyche and where the spiritual meets the physical world.” During the time he wrote, Powers became intrigued with the metaphysical universe and blending those ideas with pop music.

“Youth Lagoon is something so personal to me because writing music is how I sort my thoughts, as well as where I transfer my fears,” explains Powers.

“My mental state is usually pretty sporadic…a lot of this record was influenced by a fear of mortality but embracing it at the same time. Realizing that human life is only great because it is temporary. Experimenting with ideas about dimensions. Music always makes sense.


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  • satisfcktion


    14 Apr 11:58pm Reply
  • obefm

    sleep paralysis from WB is one of the best things i've ever heard i think, and i cannot explain why. thanks mr. powers.

    9 Apr 12:19am Reply
  • jemt_one

    прекрасная музыка, которая помогает еще больше улыбаться в эту весну. / The beautiful music whitch give me a smile in this spring.

    27 Mar 6:01pm Reply
  • ParisFenix

    Que buena música hace Youth Lagoon.

    18 Mar 7:31am Reply
  • LyricEater

    the year of hibernation is so swaggy !

    16 Mar 9:27am Reply
  • ianrappp

    hes one of the nicest people ive met in my entire life and they were amazing the songs on wondrous bughouse sounds so much better live

    22 Feb 5:33pm Reply
  • HumbleGold

    Wondrous Bughouse keeps growing on me. Seriously one of the best albums of 2013. Worms btw is fucking awesome.

    19 Feb 3:05pm Reply
  • vitor_lol

    beautiful sound

    19 Feb 1:00am Reply
  • IvanMalison

    how is youth lagoon lo-fi?

    15 Feb 10:50pm Reply
  • drzass

    youth lagoon albums sound like they look

    10 Feb 6:27pm Reply
  • thereisnokevin

    Review and photos from recent Sydney Laneway sideshow up now on Literati Co.!

    4 Feb 12:55pm Reply
  • Bitard671

    хиккую под его треки

    4 Feb 12:58am Reply
  • Bitard671

    он хикка

    4 Feb 12:58am Reply
  • CaramelespreSSo


    3 Feb 12:48pm Reply
  • DM09

    MGMT wish they were Youth Lagoon

    1 Feb 12:35am Reply
  • TriptheLight


    30 Jan 7:23pm Reply
  • DM09

    @For_Iconoclasm - I literally scrolled down to write what exactly what you have said. Wondrous Bughouse is by far a stronger release. Seriously good album. Only fully realised this in the last 48 hours and now i'm hooked. New single is cool also

    30 Jan 5:51am Reply
  • For_Iconoclasm

    I'm surprised that so many people like Year of Hibernation more than Wondrous Bughouse; I think the latter is significantly better.

    24 Jan 10:18pm Reply
  • zwiecha

    @WSCERB i think he didn't really mean it to be increased, it just came out like this because of the general idea and difference between the style of both year and bughouse

    22 Jan 3:51pm Reply
  • zwiecha

    the new single is SO AWESOME!!

    22 Jan 3:49pm Reply
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