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 (age 26)
San Diego, CA
Origin Boise, ID
Genres Dream pop, lo-fi, neo-psychedelia, psychedelic pop
Years active 2010-present
Labels Fat Possum

Youth Lagoon is the stage name of the Boise, Idaho-based American musician Trevor Powers[1] (born in San Diego, California, raised in Boise).[2][3] Powers has been active as Youth Lagoon since 2010.[4] His music includes 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 of 2015, Youth Lagoon announced a US tour in support of Savage Hills Ballroom.[14]


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)