Trevor Powers

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Youth Lagoon)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Trevor Powers
Youth Lagoon.JPG
Background information
Also known asYouth Lagoon
Born (1989-03-18) March 18, 1989 (age 31)
San Diego, California, United States
OriginBoise, Idaho, United States
GenresElectronic, Experimental, Art pop, Americana, neo-psychedelia, dream pop
Years active2010–present
LabelsBaby Halo, Fat Possum
Websitehttp://www.trevorpowe.rs/

Trevor Powers (born March 18, 1989) is an American musician from Boise, Idaho. Powers was active as Youth Lagoon from 2010 up until he formally retired the project in 2016.[1] Powers announced his return with his new self-titled project in May of 2018.[2] Powers' music has been described as electronic and experimental with elements of pop.

As Youth Lagoon[edit]

Powers was active as Youth Lagoon from 2010 to 2016.[3] Youth Lagoon's music was described as neo-psychedelia,[4] and included elements of Americana and experimental.[5]

Youth Lagoon's debut album, The Year of Hibernation, was released on Fat Possum Records on September 27, 2011.[6] Based on minimalism and hypnotic ambience melded with atmospheric and electronic elements, the debut explored themes such as psychological dysphoria and mental distress.[5]

Powers' second album, Wondrous Bughouse, was released on March 5, 2013 by Fat Possum.[7] It was spawned from what he described as "becoming more fascinated with the human psyche and where the spiritual meets the physical world."[8] During the time he composed the album, Powers became intrigued with the metaphysical universe and blending those ideas with pop music.[9][10]

Powers' tour in support of Wondrous Bughouse was cut short due to the death of a close friend.[11]

On November 12, 2014, Powers announced, via Twitter, that writing for his third album had been finished. Recording started in January 2015. The July 10, 2015 release of "The Knower", a free single-sided 7" single, marked the announcement of his third album, Savage Hills Ballroom, released on September 25, 2015.[12][13]

In July 2015, Youth Lagoon announced a US tour in support of Savage Hills Ballroom.[14]

On February 1, 2016, Powers announced on Twitter that his Youth Lagoon project was concluding.[15]

Under his own name[edit]

On May 2, 2018, Powers announced his return to music by issuing a personal letter[2] along with the single "Playwright", his first song release since 2015. The letter elaborated on Power's self-titled project, highlighting the project as a new work.

On May 20, he announced that he would release his first album under his own name, Mulberry Violence, in late 2018.[16] Powers released two more singles from the forthcoming album, "Ache" and "Plaster Saint" with a newly penned letter providing more insight into the project:[17]

Discography[edit]

As Youth Lagoon[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Youth Lagoon 7" (2011, Fat Possum Records)
  • "Mute" promo CD (2013, Fat Possum Records)
  • "The Knower" 7" (2015, Fat Possum Records)

As Trevor Powers[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Playwright" digital (2018, Baby Halo)
  • "Ache" digital (2018, Baby Halo)
  • "Plaster Saint" digital (2018, Baby Halo)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trevor Powers announces end of Youth Lagoon". Consequence of Sound. 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  2. ^ a b "Trevor Powers (fka Youth Lagoon) returns with solo single, "Playwright": Stream". Consequence of Sound. 2018-05-02. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  3. ^ "The Pitchfork Guide to Festivals". Pitchfork. 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  4. ^ Gabel, Sue (August 11, 2015). "Youth Lagoon Announces Dates".
  5. ^ a b "Youth Lagoon — Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and pictures at". Last.fm. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  6. ^ "Youth Lagoon: The Year of Hibernation | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  7. ^ "Youth Lagoon, 'Wondrous Bughouse' (Fat Possum)". SPIN. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  8. ^ "wondrous bughouse Archives". Indie Music Filter. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  9. ^ "Track Of The Week: "Dropla" by Youth Lagoon". AUX.TV. 2013-01-18. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  10. ^ Carrie Battan, "Youth Lagoon Announces New Album," Pitchfork, January 4, 2013.
  11. ^ Marketti, Anna. "Interview: Trevor Powers of Youth Lagoon". Sound of Boston. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Youth Lagoon Announces New Album Savage Hills Ballroom | News". Pitchfork. 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  13. ^ Henry, Dusty (2015-09-21). "Youth Lagoon – Savage Hills Ballroom | Album Reviews". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  14. ^ Geslani, Michelle. "Youth Lagoon announces US tour". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  15. ^ Alex Young, "Trevor Powers announces end of Youth Lagoon," Consequence of Sound, February 1, 2016.
  16. ^ "Trevor Powers (fka Youth Lagoon) Announces New Album 'Mulberry Violence'". Spin. 2018-05-30. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  17. ^ "Trevor Powers (Youth Lagoon) announces debut solo LP & tour, shares two songs". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 2018-06-15.