Youth Lagoon – Savage Hills Ballroom

Trevor Powers’ first album as Youth Lagoon felt like it was never meant to be heard by anyone other than himself. His voice hung behind a curtain of reverb, while his synthesizer and guitar tones seemed to creep out from a childhood fever dream. But the strength of the Idaho songwriter’s work earned a swarm of attention, and he started making music intended to be heard by everybody, in all directions, forever. Youth Lagoon’s 2013 record, Wondrous Bughouse, exploded with a sense of play, willfully countering The Year of Hibernation’s introversion. On his third full-length, Savage Hills Ballroom, Powers eases into the middle between the hush and the boom, foregrounding his voice and his lyrics for his starkest, most focused effort yet.

Release Date
September 25, 2015
Label
Fat Possum
Formats
digital, vinyl, cd
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