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Youth Lagoon is the outlet of Boise, Idaho's Trevor Powers' most personal hopes and fears, which he sets to dreamy yet tenacious lo-fi pop. Powers posted his first Youth Lagoon song online in May 2011, sparking buzz that resulted in a deal with Fat Possum Records. His first album, The Year of Hibernation, dealt with psychological dysphoria and arrived that September. The more expansive Wondrous Bughouse, which drew comparisons to vintage Pink Floyd and the Flaming Lips and revolves around "the struggle between the physical and the spiritual world," was released in March 2013.


Youth Lagoon is the stage name of the Boise, Idaho-based American musician Trevor Powers (born in San Diego, California, raised in Boise)., Powers has been active as Youth Lagoon since 2010. His music includes elements of Americana and experimental music .

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Youth Lagoon's debut album, The Year of Hibernation, was released on Fat Possum Records on September 27, 2011. Based on minimalism and hypnotic ambience melded with atmospheric and electronic elements, the debut explored themes such as psychological dysphoria and mental distress.

Powers' second album, Wondrous Bughouse, was released on March 5, 2013 by Fat Possum. It was spawned from what he described as "becoming more fascinated with the human psyche and where the spiritual meets the physical world." During the time he composed the album, Powers became intrigued with the metaphysical universe and blending those ideas with pop music.

On November 12, 2014, Powers announced, via Twitter, that writing for his third album had been finished and recording would start in January of 2015.

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Interview: Youth Lagoon

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