Youth Lagoon

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Youth Lagoon
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Powers in 2015
Background information
Birth name Trevor Powers
Born (1989-03-18) March 18, 1989 (age 27)
San Diego, California, United States
Origin Boise, Idaho, United States
Genres Dream pop, lo-fi, neo-psychedelia, psychedelic pop
Years active 2010–2016
Labels Fat Possum

Youth Lagoon was the stage name of the Boise, Idaho-based American musician Trevor Powers,[1] who was born March 18, 1989, in San Diego, California, United States, and raised in Boise.[2][3] Powers was active as Youth Lagoon from 2010-2016.[4] Youth Lagoon's music 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]


Studio albums[edit]


  • "Self Titled" 7" single (2011, Fat Possum Records)
  • "Mute" promo CD single (2013, Fat Possum Records)
  • "The Knower" 7" single (2015, Fat Possum Records)


  1. ^ "Youth Lagoon | Fat Possum Records". Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Montana // Youth Lagoon // Arcade44". 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Youth Lagoon – "July" Video". Stereogum. 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  4. ^ "The Pitchfork Guide to Festivals". Pitchfork. 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  5. ^ a b "Youth Lagoon — Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and pictures at". 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. 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.