Youth Lagoon

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Youth Lagoon
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Background information
Birth name Trevor Powers
Born (1989-03-18)March 18, 1989
Origin Boise, Idaho, United States
Genres Dream pop, lo-fi, neo-psychedelia, psychedelic pop
Years active 2010–present
Labels Fat Possum

Youth Lagoon is the stage name of the American musician Trevor Powers[1] (born in San Diego, California, raised in Boise, Idaho).[2] Powers has been active as Youth Lagoon since 2010.[3] His debut album The Year of Hibernation was released on Fat Possum Records on September 27, 2011.[4] The debut album explores themes such as psychological dysphoria and mental distress, and is based around minimalism and hypnotic ambience.[5][6] Powers’ music is a blend of Americana music and Experimental music with atmospheric and electronic elements.[6] Youth Lagoon is based in Boise, Idaho.[7]

Powers' second album Wondrous Bughouse, released March 5, 2013 worldwide via Fat Possum,[8] was spawned from what he describes as "becoming more fascinated with the human psyche and where the spiritual meets the physical world."[9] During the time he wrote, Powers became intrigued with the metaphysical universe and blending those ideas with pop music.[10][11]

On February 24, Powers' second record leaked through the internet and was made available for online streaming[citation needed].