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The Year of Hibernation

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Posters
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Cannons
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Afternoon
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17
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July
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Daydream
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Montana
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The Hunt
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Bobby (Bonus Track)
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Ghost To Me (Bonus Track)
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Stacey Anderson's past employment highlights include selling watches to Coldplay, chasing spiders from the dressing rooms at Carnegie Hall, and serving as the S...more »

12.21.11
Youth Lagoon, The Year of Hibernation
Label: Fat Possum Records

The debut EP by early-20-something Trevor Powers was a blithely complicated affair; it stretched whistled chirps (“Afternoon”) and distorted staccato synth (“Daydream”) from lo-fi pleasantries into dense, full-bodied opuses. His patience proved truly remarkable as he honed in on tinny individual instruments, letting them crescendo graciously through slight, natural momentum. His immediately memorable, electro-tinged guitar leads suggest the pop ear of Modest Mouse or Xiu Xiu, and the featherweight vocals evoked skylines and road trips… read more »

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The Year of Hibernation

LongTimeSubscriber

Good music. Fair rip quality. Bad download. Emusic with double charged downloads, no cloud backup and poor customer service is becoming a very expensive music source.

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Cuz Winter Is Coming.

wunderfish

It's been 5 years, thousands of plays, and this album still moves me. Untouchable.

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Year of Hibernation

ben.b.robinson

Even two years later, this album continues to grow on me. There is a subtle groove to every song that is phenomenal. Buy it now!

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The Year of Hibernation

nicholasjames

It is just amazing. One of the best albums of the year.

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not rock

ernie-c

but up to the hype.

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From Boise?

sueonkauai

If they're from Boise, why then the pic of Na Pali Coast, Kauai?

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p.e.f.

A well versed album. Get it.

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Finally some music from Boise

eaglezzz

He claims that he made this record by writing all the things he had a hard time talking about in person. So The Year of Hibernation was a way to express himself through his music, and boy did he do just that in a big way. This is an album that came out of nowhere and surely won't be forgotten. It was an instant favorite of mine at first listen and I would put this in my top 5 albums of the year. The album is fluid from start to finish, each song continues to build on the previous song and when it is all over you just want to hit play again. Check out the full review here... http://www.fakeplastictunes.com/2011/10/youth-lagoon-year-of-hibernation-review.html

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Really Good

theenddecay

Check out our review here: http://www.earbuddy.net/2011/09/youth-lagoon-year-of-hibernation-review.html

eMusic Features

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Interview: Youth Lagoon

By Marc Hogan, Lead News Writer

"It's easy to just find beauty," Trevor Powers says of his Boise, Idaho, hometown. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist might almost be talking about the two albums he has recorded under the name Youth Lagoon. 2011's The Year of Hibernation was an indie-rock moonshot, resonating with wide audiences precisely because of how personal its winding guitar lines, sighing synths and fragile vocals could sound. New album Wondrous Bughouse was recorded with producer Ben Allen (Animal… more »

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Who Are…PAWS

By Marc Hogan, Lead News Writer

PAWS released an EP early last year that was mastered by Shellac's Bob Weston, and their scrappily melodic, garage-rock approach wouldn't have sounded out of place on a vintage episode of MTV's 120 Minutes. But drummer Josh Swinney quickly rejects the idea the Scottish trio is part of any kind of '90s revival. "It's just music that young people are making that's evolving," he says. When you consider that similar comparisons have been leveled at… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Trevor Powers’ debut as Youth Lagoon, The Year of Hibernation, provides the missing link between bedroom-pop contemporaries like Small Black and Perfume Genius and the bittersweet psychedelia of Mercury Rev and the Flaming Lips. Barely into his twenties when he recorded these songs, Powers’ fragile vocals — which sound uncannily like those of Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous — nevertheless remain strong whether he’s surrounded by gentle swells of synth, as on the album-opening “Posters,” or mountains of sound, as on the lovely single “Cannons.” What makes The Year of Hibernation notable, however, is the vulnerability and empathy that radiate from every song. Recorded in the wake of a breakup and shaped by Powers’ lifelong chronic anxiety, the album speaks to resilience in the face of hard emotions and situations, whether it’s with tentative hope as on “Afternoon,” or inevitable goodbyes as on “Montana.” Yet these songs aren’t depressing; the warmth and reassurance in “17”’s keyboards and Powers’ murmurs on “July” shine through like a winter sunbeam. A quietly remarkable debut, The Year of Hibernation is equally suited to hiding underneath the covers and throwing them off to face the day. – Heather Phares

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