Sunday, November 13, 2011

Artist Radar: Youth Lagoon

Trevor Powers (going by his stage name Youth Lagoon) is a rising musician from Boise, Idaho.

I'll admit, after hearing he was a bedroom indie musician, I wasn't expecting a whole lot, since I've pretty much seen and heard it all when it comes to homegrown indie. Or so I thought.

There must be something in the potatoes up there, because Mr. Powers is leaking artistic talent. The melodies, the hooks, the reverb... oh god, the reverb. It's the sweet spot of muddiness and catchiness that gets my groove going.

A visual on said groove:

Yeah, like that.
Anyway, I won't go on in case I oversell it, but he's definitely worth checking out. I'll include some examples below, but the rest of the digging is up to you!



This song used to be a free download on his Bandcamp, but it looks like he's cleaned it out for some reason.

18 comments:

  1. nice...both have a cool easy feel to them...and nice vid with the second...

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  2. i dont even know what genre this is classified as

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  3. neither do I but It sounds pretty.. amazing.

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  4. I love this stuff once again man, thanks for sharing.

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  5. I like it, but I'm not grooving like that otter

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  6. Catchy music, even better with the gif.

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  7. nice and chilled. i could watch that gif all day

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  8. Guess I'm REALLY OLD - meh (shrugs shoulders) But thanks for stopping in and commenting on my blog :o)

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  9. Liked the first one the best, both were good though and hahaha really got your groove on today.

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  10. Well, I didn't let you sway my opinion.I honestly wasn't expecting all that much once I hit play, but after hitting play I felt it. Definitely better than he would seem to be.

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  11. Leaking artistic talent?
    I think you can get something for that from the drugstore. And the best part is that nobody will be able to tell you're wearing one.

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  12. Definitely copping the tunes. Also, rating the otter gif highly.

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  13. fck me in the ass and spit me on the neck! THIS IS AWESOME!!! GOD!! awesome dude...always awesome--

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