PITCHFORK REVIEW OF LATEST ALBUM: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15873-the-year-of-hibernation/ (Received BEST NEW MUSIC with a 8.4 RATING)
CURRENTLY SUPPORTING DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE ON TOUR!
with an opening performance by: FATHER JOHN MISTY http://fatherjohnmisty.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Father-John-Misty/12491600094932
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ The Top Hat Tickets: $12 adv / $14 dos Doors 9pm / Music 10pm Ages 18+ (w/ VALID ID) (PLEASE NOTE: There is an additional $5 minor surcharge at the door for AGES 18-20. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES)
YOUTH LAGOON: Youth Lagoon is the outlet of Boise, Idaho's Trevor Powers' most personal hopes and fears, which he sets to dreamy yet tenacious lo-fi pop. While studying at Boise State University, Powers would go to the school's music building and write songs between classes, and he recorded what would become his debut album over winter break in 2010 in his bedroom, a kitchen, and a four-car garage -- all settings that captured the intimate yet spacious atmosphere of his music. Powers posted his first Youth Lagoon song online in May 2011, sparking buzz that resulted in a two-album deal with Fat Possum Records. His first album, The Year of Hibernation, which reflects the wake of a breakup as well as Powers' struggles with chronic anxiety, arrived that September.
"Youth Lagoon isn't me, but a part of me." says Powers. "I've been playing music since I was younger but always tried to define myself by what music I played. I tried to find a sense of meaning in it. But it wasn't until 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. 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."
The Top Hat (View)
134 West Front Street
Missoula, MT 59802