Youth Lagoon

2016 Treefort music festival announces full lineup

Idaho's Treefort Music Festival has just announced the full lineup for its fifth annual festival, set to hit downtown Boise from March 23-27. This year's headliners include Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Built to Spill, Thee Oh Sees, Cocorosie, Thundercat and Idaho native Trevor Powers, who will be performing one of his last shows as Youth Lagoon at the festival.

Youth Lagoon disbands

Trevor Powers, the electronic producer/performer behind Youth Lagoon, has decided to disband his seminal indie project he announced today via Twitter. The decision stemmed from the "isolated & solitary spectrum" that Youth Lagoon's music inhabits: it is a space i no longer inhabit, nor want to inhabit. youth lagoon is complete. i've reached the top of a mountain, only to then be able to see a much larger one i want to ascend.

Five Colorado bands and their national doppelgangers: Inner Oceans, Hot Apostles and more

The Underground Music Showcase is like Colorado's South By Southwest, with a few notable exceptions. First, there's a hell of a lot less sponsors. (And they're relevant: While fans at SXSW might scratch their heads over why Katy Perry is blasting the crowd with a Cool Ranch Doritos cannon, Illegal Pete's actually has its own label, Greater Than Collective, and serves as an official festival venue.) Second, it's a lot less hassle getting into shows.

Youth Lagoon at the Bluebird Theater, 7/5/12 (photos and review)

Sometimes, the small, obsessive compositions some musicians create in the tiny space of their bedrooms should just stay there. Youth Lagoon -- the meandering electronic indie flux of Trevor Powers -- is one project that probably should have remained a direct-from-laptop-to-Pitchfork release, based on a vapid performance Thursday night at the Bluebird Theater.

Live review: Gardens & Villa, Youth Lagoon @ the Hi-Dive

Gardens and Villa are touched by a shock of schizophrenia, and it was well represented in Sunday’s Hi-Dive experience. Not only did they cover musical territory heavy in funky disco and warm, somewhat dark synth-pop -- which was expected, based on pre-label MP3s -- they also showed a penchant for '80s post-punk and a little global in their short set.