Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Indy presents Youth Lagoon

Posted on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Three things to know in advance of tonight's show at the Top Hat.

1. Trevor Powers is the man behind Youth Lagoon. He does everything by himself, creating what's been described as "addictive" electronic pop with a "sweet and summery" vibe. Pitchfork scored the debut album a high 8.4 and called it "compulsively listenable music that explodes at just the right moments." Powers says he was influenced by listening to his parents' old folk albums. By the way, he also looks like he's 12. (He's really in his early 20s.)

2. His musical taste (Stevie Nicks, baby) tells you a little more about where Youth Lagoon is coming from. Speaking of where Powers comes from, he started writing songs while studying at Boise State.

3. You know we're linking to a song called "Montana." (Where was this during the whole Rocky Votolato thing?) Here's the powerful video:

Tickets for tonight's show run $14/$12 advance, with a $5 surcharge for those aged 18-20. 10 p.m., Top Hat

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