07 July 2011

[meet] Youth Lagoon

"So I started writing these songs. Not just songs about my anxiety, but about my past and my present. Songs about memories, and all those feelings that those bring. I know that if I can be honest about what is inside my mind, there will be others that will be able to relate to it."

Those are the words that made me click play on these songs. Boise-native Trevor Powers' bedroom project Youth Lagoon isn't just another bedroom project. Within the lo-fi dreaminess of his delicately layered, subtly catchy tracks, you can feel raw 22-year old emotions. Youth Lagoon has just been signed to the venerable Oxford, MS label Fat Possum, on which his debut album The Year Of Hibernation will be released September 27. Stream the track "Montana" presumably from said album, and check out some of Youth Lagoon's other material below:

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