He's toured with Death Cab for Cutie, Fuse favorite Father John Misty and played summer festivals like Pitchfork Fest and others. And this June he'll open for the National when the New York band headline Brooklyn's Barclays center.
His name is Trevor Powers, the Boise, Idaho-bred singer-songwriter behind Youth Lagoon, one of the buzziest buzz bands to emerge from last year—and now he's released "Dropla," the first song from his upcoming second album Wondrous Bughouse.
Youth Lagoon broke out with their acclaimed debut The Year of Hibernation, a glowing, gorgeous collection of echo-laden keyboard anthems heavy on nostalgia and lyrics of emotional and mental distress. The first taste of Wondrous Bughouse suggests much of the same (yay!).
On "Dropla," a warbling melody floats over simple harpsichord chords before exploding in euphoria: "You will never die / You will never die," Powers sings as strings soar. It's beautiful and touching, and builds even more hype for an already anticipated album.
Youth Lagoon have a handful of gigs scheduled before the Brooklyn show with the National. Check 'em out below.
2/25, Spokane, WA (A Club)
2/26, Missoula, MT (Badlander)
2/27, Bozeman, MT (Filling Station)
2/28, Salt Lake City, UT (Kilby Court)
3/01, Denver, CO (Larimer Lounge)
3/21-24, Boise, ID (Treefort Music Fest)
6/05, Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center) *
* w The National