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Youth Lagoon adds Summer Tour dates with openers Father John Misty

By May 8, 2012No Comments

VIDEO: “July” (Dir. by Tyler T Williams)

Youth Lagoon has announced a Summer Tour starting this July with openers Father John Misty. Youth Lagoon is currently on tour opening for Death Cab For Cutie, tonight they play the Walt Disney Concert Hall and then will rush over to The Echo for a special performance apart from DCFC.


Twenty-two year old Trevor Powers, whose musical venture is called Youth Lagoon, has had a long year. Not because he’s been endlessly touring or pursuing some wild dream, but because of life – the life of a kid going to college, being in love, dealing with heartache, and just living.

“Youth Lagoon isn’t me.” says Powers. “It’s merely a part of me. I was in and out of different bands in high school and always tried to define myself by what music I played. I tried to find a sense of meaning by being in a band. But it wasn’t until this last year – when I realized I was more than just music – that I was able to create music that means something to me. And that is Youth Lagoon.”

Throughout the course of 2010, Powers began to write an album about things he had a hard time talking about. He claims that when he tries to talk about it to people, he doesn’t make sense. So he wrote an album about it titled The Year of Hibernation.

“For my whole life I’ve dealt with extreme anxiety.” says Powers. “Not anxiety about passing a test or somewhat normal things, but weird.. bizarre things. Things that only I know. I sometimes feel like I’m literally being eaten up inside. 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.”

Although his music seems somewhat dreamy with the first listen, the lyrics show a different side to the matter. Hidden beneath the melodies is a voice that is eerie yet nostalgic. Powers claims his music is like letting people read his journal. “I don’t think I could ever write a completely happy album. It’s not that I’m not a happy person,” claims Powers, “but I just have too many things in my mind that haunt me.”

Tour Dates

05/08 Oakland, Ca Fox Theater*
05/09 Oakland, CA Fox Theater*
05/10 Oakland, CA Fox Theater*
05/11 Portland OR Schnitzer Concert Hall*
05/13 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre*
07/05 Denver, CO Bluebird #
07/06 Omaha, NE Slowdown #
07/07 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon #
07/09 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop #
07/10 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom #
07/11 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest
07/12 Toronto, ON Opera House #
07/13 Pontiac, MI Crofoot #
07/14 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
07/15 Minneapolis, MN Varsity #
07/18 Missoula, MT Top Hat #
07/20 Seattle, WA Capitol Hill Block Party
07/21 Vancouver, BC Venue #
07/22 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom #

# = w/ Father John Misty
* = w/ Death Cab for Cutie

Youth Lagoon
The Year of Hibernation
(Fat Possum)
Street Date: Sept. 27, 2011

1. Posters
2. Cannons
3. Afternoon
4. 17
5. July
6. Daydream
7. Montana
8. The Hunt

LP comes with a bonus 7″ single (also available as digital bonus tracks):

A: Bobby
B: Ghost to me

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