Entries in Youth Lagoon (16)


[Watch] Youth Lagoon - "Raspberry Cane" (Official Video)

I bloody love animated videos. Especially when they're as beautiful and mesmerizing Youth Lagoon's new video for the track "Raspberry Cane". The clip, directed by Stephen McNally, is a great watch for your tired mid-week eyes. It features all kinds of wonders and frights, yet accompanied by the track it floats from scene to scene wonderful. Click play below and enjoy it courtesy of Noisey.

The track features on Youth Lagoon's album Wondrous Bughouse which is out now.


[Sasquatch! 2013] Our Most Anticipated Artists of the Festival (Day One and Two)

Only two days left until Sasquatch! begins. Tomorrow and the next day will see thousands of avid music fans journeying to The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, prepping their campsites, stocking up on alcohol and drugs in anticipation of dozens of amazing performances. This year's lineup boasts some fantastic talent, such as The xx, Vampire Weekend, Sigur Rós, The Postal Service, Disclosure, Arctic Monkeys, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and many, many more. It's a lineup worth salivating over.

As the festival quickly approaches, I've put together a list of some of the best acts playing each of the four nights. Each band comes with some recommended listening, because there is no better way to prepare for a festival than sampling what each band has to offer, whether you know them or not. Check out our most anticipated artists for days one and two after the jump, with days three and four to follow tomorrow.

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[Watch] Youth Lagoon - "Mute" (Video)

What begins as a regular day of skateboarding through the suburbs turns into a series of abnormal adventures for the character in Youth Lagoon's video for "Mute." Check out the stylized clip below. Tyler T. Williams directs.

Youth Lagoon's sophomore LP Wondrous Bughouse is out now.


[News] Outside Lands 2013 Announces Lineup

The official lineup for Outside Lands Festival 2013 is here, and it looks to be pretty good. Topping off the bill are Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, Vampire Weekend, D’Angelo, Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Jurassic 5, Willie Nelson, Hall and Oates, and Grizzly Bear.

Rounding out the eclectic lineup are Wavves, Young The Giant, Band of Horses, A-Trak, Yeasayer, Matt & Kim, The Tallest Man on Earth, Foals, Youth Lagoon, Gary Clark Jr., Jessie Ware, Dillon Francis, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Surfer Blood, Chromatics and Smith Westerns. While not as good as last year's lineup, which was headlined by Metallica, Neil Young, The Kills, Foo Fighters, Jack White, Beck, Sigur Ros, this year seems promising. Check out the full lineup here or below in a ridiculously charming announcement video.

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 18th, at 12 noon PDT at the festival's official website. Outside Lands takes place August 9-11 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.


[News] Alt-J Announce More 2013 Tour Dates

Alt-J are fucking dedicated. Their debut album An Awesome Wave received heaps of praise when it was released, it won the Mercury Prize back in November, and the UK indie outfit will soon embark on an expansive worldwide tour to support the LP. With a huge list of dates and festival appearances throughout North America and Europe taking them through till August, you would think they would set aside some time for a break. Apparently not. Alt-J will be back in North America in September, stopping in 13 cities over the course of the month.

Check out their extensive tour schedule after the jump.

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[Album Stream] Youth Lagoon - 'Wondrous Bughouse'

Youth Lagoon's moody, cosmic soundscapes are at base level explorative, journeys into the mind that are as psychedelic and fascinating as the artwork pictured above. Wondrous Bughouse is Trevor Powers' sophomore album, another chance for him to uncover truths about himself and our world through musical expression. The LP is introspective, it asks questions that many of us have thought, on mortality, sprituality and the mind, but it does so in a wholly upbeat way. By weaving intricate layers of eccentric synthesizers and simple melodies, Powers offers an entrance into the mind, a beginning to a journey. Stream the album below and see what end it leads you to.

Wondrous Bughouse is out on March 5th through Fat Possum.

(via NPR First Listen)


[Listen] Youth Lagoon - "Mute"

Youth Lagoon delivers another slice of the Wondrous Bughouse pie with the enchanting single "Mute". Much like the first single "Dropla", this new cut is beautifully layered, an expansive psyechedelic soundscape that will no doubt brighten up your day. Trevor Powers impresses once again.

Stream "Mute" below.

Wondrous Bughouse is out on March 5th on Fat Possum.


[Listen] Youth Lagoon - "Dropla"

Youth Lagoon, aka Trevor Powers, offers up the first taste of his sophomore LP Wondrous Bughouse with the single "Dropla", a quirky, atmospheric trip through the cosmos. The six-minute affair is mild at first, drawing us into the song before the intensity increases. As the tension rises, the calm, raspy vocals of Powers find a powerful emotion, all before winding down into the final two minutes of a serene, piano-driven soundscape. Stream and download the track below.

Wondrous Bughouse is out on March 5th via Fat Possum.