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Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Announces 2013 Lineup Featuring Paul Mccartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers Plus Many More.

Posted on 18 April 2013

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Announces 2013 Lineup  Featuring Paul Mccartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers Plus Many More.

Secret Garden Party Announces Line-Up Additions Plus Headliner Regina Spektor For 25th - 28th July 2013

Posted on 27 March 2013

Secret Garden Party Announces Line-up Additions Plus Headliner Regina Spektor For 25th - 28th July 2013

Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse Album Review


Trevor Powers' debut under the Youth Lagoon moniker was an encapsulation of his own move from the coast of San Diego to the arid, primarily rural state of Idaho; wispy pop transplanted into a stark landscape. Two years on, Wondrous Bughouse is an exploration of new territories that also feels like a retreat.

It contains neither the sparseness nor the more anthemic moments of its predecessor, instead feeling like much more of a cohesive piece, flowing like waves lapping. This isn't a wholly positive thing, however, and for much of the album not only is the palette composed of the same shades but the pattern of each song are very similar, and it becomes easy to predict exactly which direction Powers' will take.

The overall vibe of Wondrous Bughouse shifts from the Bon Iver-meets-Galaxie 500 lo-fi introspection of his debut Year Of Hibernation into a sunnier, more expansive and more expensive sound. It bears a strong resemblance to Dr Dog's "Fate" and The Ruby Suns' "Sea Lion", and in the context of these releases Wondrous Bughouse does sound dated, but here the edges of the pop blueprint are filed down and hooks are obscured than its closest points of comparison. 

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Sasquatch! Music Festival Sets Lineup For May 24-27, 2013 At The Gorge, Washington

Posted on 05 February 2013

Sasquatch! Music Festival Sets Lineup For May 24-27, 2013 At The Gorge, Washington

Coachella 2013 Lineup Announcement

Posted on 29 January 2013

Coachella 2013 Lineup Announcement

Listen To New Youth Lagoon Track 'Dropla' Now

Posted on 25 January 2013

Listen To New Youth Lagoon Track 'Dropla' Now

Youth Lagoon, The Year Of Hibernation Album Review


Like Jack Tatum's Wild Nothing or Mike Hadreas' Perfume Genius, or even in its infancy Peter Silberman's The Antlers, Youth Lagoon is a semi-autobiographical project, one which allows its protagonist an outlet close enough to allow for intimacy but just about separate enough to help ease any personal insecurities or nervosas. Trevor Powers, the 22 year old Californian at the helm of Youth Lagoon, has laid his experiences of extreme anxiety in past interviews, and his début The Year Of Hibernation is a ghost-written account of such struggles.

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