Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on September 29, 2011

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Youth Lagoon

Congrats to Youth Lagoon on his 'Best New Music' designation today. If you missed Youth Lagoon's first-ever NYC show at Mercury Lounge on 9/12, you still have a chance to get tickets to his second which takes place at Glasslands this Friday night (9/30).

Speaking of that first show, I forgot to post these pictures from it! It's been over two weeks, but here's what I remember most about it:


  1. They were a 2 piece. The main Youth Lagoon dude (Trevor Powers) has synths and a mic, and then there's a guitarist.
  2. The term "bedroom project" gets thrown around and personally I pictured a shy guy, but that wasn't the case at all. Not only was he talktative ("charming" as one audience member screamed out), he made lots of jokes.
  3. Most notably he joked that he couldn't play "Montana" because one of his synths was broken. He intro'd that joke by mentioning the video for the song that had just come out. The joke assumed that everyone in the 3/4 full Mercury Lounge crowd most wanted to hear that song (not saying he was wrong). After saying "just kidding!", he played the song.
  4. Though I never noticed from the recorded version, "Montana" live made me think "iPod commercial" (not a bad thing, just what I thought). (I immediately went out after the show and bought an iPod.) (just kidding!)
  5. He told a story about how it was hard to park in NYC.
  6. They were selling the album, CD and cassette, at the merch table (even though it just came out this week).
  7. If you like the record, you'll like him live - a confident performer/jokester.
  8. I wished there was a live drummer.

More pictures from the show (of opener Young Magic as well) and tour dates below...

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Youth Lagoon -- 2011 Tour Dates
09/29 Washington, DC DC9 *
09/30 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands *#
10/03 Boston, MA Great Scott *
10/04 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie *
10/06 Grand Rapids, MI Calvin College *
10/07 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle *
10/08 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry *
* = w/ Gardens & Villa
# = w/ Gem Club

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Comments (12)

nothing negative to say about this guy great album all the way through i'm sure there will be haters though - this is BV after all

Posted by U | September 29, 2011 3:40 PM

Justin Bieber with slightly hipper reference points. How much Fat Possum pay for that Best New Music?

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 3:43 PM

@ 3:43 - go back into your hole and never come back out, this is one of the finest albums to be released this year hands down

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 3:45 PM

jesus that post made me wanna gag. "they were even selling records and it just came out!". well no duh thats one of the main ways the band makes any money is slinging merch. they get the cds and vinyls whenever they are pressed which is going to be a month or so before the actual release date. btw the production on this "album" is atrocious

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 4:39 PM

brown dildo music

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 4:56 PM

Here is what you can expect live from Youth Lagoon. Love the album and he's pretty good live too!
http://youtu.be/RgL2wiiv8y0

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 5:34 PM

An 8 year old went to see a fellow 8 year perform on his toy piano and wrote about it. Congratulation.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 5:46 PM

wha happened to goood ol rock n roll..

my dad sounds like that drunk, at night, before he hits me :)

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 6:12 PM

Electric piano - pretty much the lamest instrument/sound ever.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 6:19 PM

music for fat chicks that work at Barnes and Noble

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 7:20 PM

The crowd looks enthralled.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2011 12:01 AM

loud crowds rule

Posted by tom | August 18, 2013 12:36 PM

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