Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ticket Giveaway - Youth Lagoon - 9.20.13 - Mr Smalls - Show Preview - Concert Preview

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Youth Lagoon will be making an appearance next Friday night at Mr Smalls in Millvale. The solo artist Trevor Powers comes by way of Boise and is touring behind his second LP Wondrous Bughouse out on Fat Possum Records. The LP was released this past March to glowing reviews from the mainstream press. Wondourous is more exotic than it's predecessor The Year of Hibernation stretching an more existential tone. The album questions morality, state of mind and the spiritual world which we reside. A bit more heavy, but more poignant. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us your name at pghmusicreport@gmail.com to enter.
 

 
From his press:
 
Trevor Powers, whose stage name is Youth Lagoon, began writing his debut album The Year of Hibernation in 2010.  Based around the idea of psychological dysphoria, Powers tried to document the trailsof his mind through songs of minimalism and hypnotic ambiance.  Powers later described his writing process as "my mind communicating with me, not the other way around...it can take me to scary places but I've realized those bizarre thoughts I have don't define me."  After signing with Mississippi-based label Fat Possum Records in 2011, he toued much of the following year before going back into solitude to write.

Wondrous Bughouse, Powers' sophomore album (due March 5 worldwide via Fat Possum), was spawned from what he describes as "becoming more fascinated with the human psyche and where the spiritual meets the physical world."  During the time he wrote, Powers became intrigued with the metaphysical universe and blending those ideas with pop music.
"Youth Lagoon is something so personal to me because writing music is how I sort my thoughts, as well as where I transfer my fears," explains Powers.



"My mental state is usually pretty sporadic...a lot of this record was influenced by a fear of mortality but embracing it at the same time.  Realizing that human life is only great because it is temporary.  Experimenting with ideas about dimensions.  I'm not a gifted speaker, so explaining things is difficult for me.  But music always makes sense."

Tickets are $14 and can be found here. 

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