Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon adds dates
opening for Death Cab For
Cutie, reschedules Seattle
show due to weather

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Youth Lagoon

Due to severe weather conditions in the NorthWest, Youth Lagoon has been forced to move its Seattle show, originally scheduled for tonight at Neumos, to Monday, Jan. 23. Youth Lagoon also added a run of dates in late April and May, opening for Death Cab For Cutie’s orchestral tour — this is in addition to Youth Lagoon’s already scheduled dates in March and April which also includes the band’s first appearance at SXSW.

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.”


1/20: Biltmore, Vancouver
1/21: Doug Fir, Portland
1/23: Neumos, Seattle
3/10: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City
3/11: Larimer Lounge, Denver
3/12: Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence
3/14 – 3/17: SXSW, Austin
3/18: Fitzgerald’s, Houston
3/19: One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans
3/20: Club Downunder, Tallahassee
3/21: The Social, Orlando
3/22: Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta
3/23: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro
3/24: Rock N Roll Hotel, Washington DC
3/26: Union Transfer, Philadelphia
3/27: Bowery Ballroom, New York
3/28: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
3/29: Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
3/30: La Sala Rossa, Montreal
3/31: Lee’s Palace, Toronto
4/02: Radio Radio, Indianapolis
4/03: Firebird, St. Louis
4/04: Metro, Chicago
4/05: Turner Hall, Milwaukee
4/08: Indie O Fest, Mexico City
4/11: Porter’s Pub @ UCSD, San Diego
4/12: Troubadour, Los Angeles
4/13: The Independent, San Francisco
4/27: Beacon, New York *
4/30: Strathmore, Washington DC *
5/01: Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville *
5/03: ACL Live, Austin *
5/04: McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas *
5/06: Mesa Arts Center, Mesa *
5/07: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles *
5/08: Fox Theater, Oakland *
5/13: Paramount Theatre, Seattle *

* = w/ Death Cab for Cutie

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