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Florida is getting its biggest-ever camping music festival this year in Lake Okeechobee with the arrival of the inaugural Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival on March 4-6. The festival, which is produced by some of the makers of Bonnaroo, has a varied lineup, including headliners Mumford & Sons, Hall & Oates, Kendrick Lamar and Skrillex, along with Robert Plant, Big Grams, Fetty Wap, Four Tet, Future, Jason Isbell, Joey Bada$$, Miguel, Odesza, Shabazz Palaces, Ween and many more. It's also one of the last-ever US shows for Youth Lagoon.

Like Bonnaroo does, they're having a big superjam thing too. Theirs is called "PoWoW! A Live Superstar Mashup," and it's led by Miguel and Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler. The jam sesh also includes Hall & Oates' John Oates, jazz breakout Kamasi Washingon, two members of pioneering funk band The Meters (George Porter Jr and Zigaboo Modeliste), the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, DJ Chris Karns, and Soulive members Eric Krasno and Neal Evans. Special guests are promised too.

3 and 4-day weekend passes are available now, along with VIP packages. Full lineup below...

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by Andrew Sacher

photo: Youth Lagoon at Rough Trade in 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Youth Lagoon

Last year, Trevor Powers' Youth Lagoon project released its very good third album Savage Hills Ballroom, and now he revealed that he's ending the project. "There is nothing left to say through Youth Lagoon," he said in a statement, but does clarify that "this is far from the end of [his] undertakings." It seems like a strange move, given Youth Lagoon is more or less a solo project, but we're looking forward to what comes next either way.

He also announced a final tour, which only includes European dates and U.S. festivals Okeechobee and Treefort. All dates are listed, with his full statement, below...

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Treefort Festival 2016

The 2016 Treefort Music Fest goes on March 23-27 in Boise, Idaho in venues all over the city. (It's kinda like Boise's SXSW.) This year's lineup includes Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Thee Oh Sees, Youth Lagoon, Aesop Rock, Chelsea Wolfe, White Denim, Oddisee, Hinds, French Horn Rebellion, Quilt, Alex G, Wax Idols, Built To Spill, La Luz, All Dogs, Porches, Oddisee (who plays a BV show in NYC on Tuesday) and more.

Tickets are on sale now, and the 2016 lineup, as it stands, is listed below.

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The second episode of BrooklynVegan's "In Residence" show on Spotify is now live.

It's part two of our 2015 wrap-up where BV editors Bill Pearis, Andrew Sacher and site founder Dave play more of their favorite songs of the year, and discuss such topics as favorite live bands, overused words in band names, comebacks, and what we're looking forward to in 2016.

Pull up the playlist HERE and make sure to hit "follow" to add it to your Spotify collection, and if you missed it, part one is over HERE.

Like all "Spotify in Residence" shows, you need to be a Spotify subscriber to hear the host segments, but anyone can listen to the full playlist of all songs. Follow that link to subscribe and stay tuned for another new episode in January.

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by Andrew Sacher

photo: Youth Lagoon at Rough Trade in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon released his excellent art rock-leaning third album Savage Hills Ballroom earlier this year, and now he just shared a new song recorded after the album's sessions, "I've Seen." It's a seven-minute song with some lengthy instrumental passages that would've fit nicely on the album. Listen below (via Pichfork).

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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Youth Lagoon at Rough Trade in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Youth Lagoon has released a video for "The Knower," one of the singles from last month's Savage Hills Ballroom. The video is set inside a computer-animated nursing home that gets set on fire. The whole thing is pretty beautiful and it complements the song quite well. Youth Lagoon hits NYC again on 10/29 at Webster Hall with Moon King (tix).

Watch the video for "The Knower" below.

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photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon releases his third album Savage Hills Ballroom this week, and in celebration of that he played a release show at Rough Trade NYC last night (9/21). I hadn't seen Youth Lagoon since he was touring The Year of Hibernation as a duo with a drum machine, but a lot has changed since then. His current four-piece band makes him sound fuller and tighter in every way, and back in 2012 I was disappointed that the intimacy of his album was lost in the stage show, but his new album demands an extroverted performance. In some ways it feels like the most natural record he's made.

We said before that the new album shares a producer with Perfume Genius and it's not crazy to compare the two, and after seeing it live I especially think that. Like at PG's Too Bright shows, Trevor Powers is now giving ultra physical performances. At one point the bassist grabbed a drumstick to have two people crashing cymbals at once, as Trevor ran from his keyboard to the front of the stage to flail his limbs. It might sound weird written out, but live it looked like a display of raw emotion. The band's light show is superb too. It was great to see this at the intimate Rough Trade, but it's obvious that their show is ready for the larger Webster Hall in October.

Though every Youth Lagoon album is different, the new one fits best with The Year of Hibernation, which probably explains why we didn't get much of the kaleidoscopic psych pop Wondrous Bughouse last night. The full-band versions of those Year of Hibernation tracks sounded fantastic though. More than ever before, "July" is now a sweeping post-rock song that had pretty much the whole crowd silent. At the end, someone yelled out "that was unreal!" He wasn't wrong.

Opening for YL was atonal noisemakers Yvette, who as they usually do, played in darkness with just a white light on the floor of the stage. Good set.

More pictures below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Youth Lagoon

You really can't say Youth Lagoon has ever made the same album twice. Trevor Powers' 2011 debut The Year of Hibernation was sonically and literally a bedroom pop album that he made mostly by himself, and for its 2013 followup Wondrous Bughouse he channelled his inner Brian Wilson and Wayne Coyne, enlisted the guy who recorded Merriweather Post Pavillion, and made a whimsical psychedelic pop album. Next week he releases LP #3, Savage Hills Ballroom, and it's yet another major departure.

This time around he recorded with co-producer Ali Chant, who's worked with Perfume Genius, Jenny Hval, PJ Harvey and more. It doesn't necessarily sound like those artists, but they're at least closer reference points than Animal Collective. It's a rather unique record that doesn't really subscribe to one particular genre, with lushly arranged piano ballads, bold art rock songs, horns, electronics, and the most frenzied percussion Youth Lagoon has used on a record to date. And on most songs Trevor's voice is clearer than ever. It's good stuff and you can check it out for yourself below, via NPR.

Youth Lagoon's upcoming tour hits NYC twice: 9/21 at Rough Trade with Yvette (sold out) and 10/29 at Webster Hall with Moon King (tickets).

Album stream and tour dates below...

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photo: Youth Lagoon in Chicago in 2013 (more by Cory Dewald)
Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon already released "Highway Patrol Stun Gun" and "The Knower" off his upcoming third album, Savage Hills Ballroom (due 9/25 via Fat Possum), and now he released a third. It's called "Rotten Human" and it's streaming below (via Nerdist).

YL's tour hits NYC on 9/21 at Rough Trade with Yvette (sold out) and 10/29 at Webster Hall with Moon King (tickets).

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by Andrew Sacher

Youth Lagoon

We already heard "The Knower" off the new Youth Lagoon album, Savage Hills Ballroom (due 9/25 via Fat Possum), and today he released a second, "Highway Patrol Stun Gun." While the last single was one of the weirder songs YL has ever done, this one is actually one of his most straightforward. It's looking like this is gonna be quite the interesting record. Watch the video for the new song (dir. Kendy Ty) below, via The FADER.

Youth Lagoon's tour tour hits NYC on September 21 at Rough Trade (sold out) and October 29 at Webster Hall with Moon King (tickets). Since we last spoke, Yvette were added to the Rough Trade show.

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photo: Youth Lagoon in Chicago in 2013 (more by Cory Dewald)
Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon already announced a small NYC show for 9/21 at Rough Trade, which unsurprisingly sold out quickly, and now he announced several more tour dates including a much larger show here.

The new date happens on October 29 at Webster Hall, and is part of a run of shows with Moon King (who just played NYC with Mr. Twin Sister). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/31) at 10 AM.

The tour is in support of Youth Lagoon's upcoming album, Savage Hills Ballroom. Listen to "The Knower" from that album, with the list of tour dates, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers
Youth Lagoon

This past Friday, Youth Lagoon announced his third album Savage Hills Ballroom after giving away vinyl copies of its lead single "The Knower" at select record stores. Now more album details and a stream of the single are here (via NPR).

The album will be out on September 25, and was recorded in England with co-producer Ali Chant (who's also worked with Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey and more). Judging by the sounds of "The Knower," you certainly can't say Youth Lagoon has ever made the same album twice. Listen, and check out the tracklist, below.

UPDATE: Youth Lagoon also announced a NYC show for September 21 at Rough Trade. A full tour is still TBA. Tickets for NYC go on sale Friday (7/17) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/15) at noon.

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Youth Lagoon

Earlier today, Youth Lagoon released a new single called "The Knower" for free in select record stores, and each copy of the record directed you to this new website which announces YL's new album. It's called Savage Hills Ballroom.

Release date, tracklist, and more info is still TBA. Presumably a stream of "The Knower" will hit the internet soon, but for now you can listen to 10 seconds of it, below...

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J. Spaceman / Kid Millions at LPR in September (more by Greg Cristman)

One of this year's more interesting-sounding Record Store Day exclusives is a compilation titled Space Project that features songs incorporating sounds recorded in space by the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes. Spiritualized, Youth Lagoon, Beach House, Mutual Benefit, the Antlers, Absolutely Free, and more recorded songs for the LP which is being put out by Lefse Records on vinyl, CD and as a 7" boxset. Recorded under the name The Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program, you can stream "Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song)" and check out the full tracklist and artwork below.

Speaking of Spiritualzed and Record Store Day, you may remember that frontman Jason Pierce and Kid Millions (who played drums for Spiritualized last year) played an improvisational set together at Le Poisson Rouge back in September. A recording of that show is being released as a RSD 12" via Northern Spy with a 24-minute track called "Misha" on one side and the nearly-as-long "Han" on the flip. You can stream "Misha" below.

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by Andrew Sacher


Pitchfork just posted their Top 100 Tracks of 2013. It's got what some people might call the worst song ever, the song with the most talked-about rap verse of the year, some surprises, and some of the year's most undeniable songs. Their #1 pick is certainly one of those undeniable songs, whether or not you're a fan of the artist who made it. What do you think of their list? Did your favorite song make it? Any glaring omissions?

Check out the full top 100 below...

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Phosphorescent at Rough Trade NYC (more by Amanda Hatfield)

We just got Q, Mojo and SPIN, and now we get another year-end music list for 2013 from Paste. The #1 slot went to Phosphorescent for their album Muchacho. Check out the full list below...

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by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher

still from Arctic Monkeys' Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?

In the course of a given week, we post a lot of new videos on BrooklynVegan. For example, this week we gave you ones from Krill, Love Inks, Big Dick, Restorations and more. But there are lots more we don't get around to and that's where this post comes in. You can check out Mac DeMarco hosting the new episode of Weird Vibes from the 2013 Pitchfork Fest, plus videos from Anika, Just Blaze & Baauer, Youth Lagoon, StarredCamera Obscura, These New Puritans, and a full live performance from Iceage at a festival in France.

All those can be watched below...

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Outside Lands 2012 (more by Amoreena Lucero)
Outside Lands

Lollapalooza and Osheaga are behind us, but the summer festivals keep rolling on with San Francisco's Outside Lands this weekend (8/9-8/11). The festival is sold out, but if you've already got tickets and are going, you might like to know how to get there, and once you're there, the festival map will help you find your way around inside.

Meanwhile, if you're not going to Outside Lands, but still want to watch the fun go down, you can stream it live on Purevolume. Artists whose sets will stream live include Jessie Ware, The National, Band of Horses, Yeasayer, and more on Friday; Nine Inch Nails, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baauer, Gary Clark Jr and more on Saturday; and Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dawes, Kurt Vile, Foals, Rudimental, Camper Van Beethoven and more on Sunday.

D'Angelo has officially dropped off the festival, after recently cancelling other shows due to illness. He was replaced by Chic. You know, the band that guy who worked with Daft Punk is in.

The full Outside Lands schedule can be found at their site. Full streaming schedule below...

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Youth Lagoon at Barclays Center in June (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon was supposed to play Webster Hall yesterday (7/29), but unfortunately he had to cancel that show due to the death of someone close to him. He's now announced that he'll return to NYC during his tour with Pure X on September 19 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Updated dates are listed below...

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Youth Lagoon at Barclays Center last month (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Youth Lagoon

I am sorry to say that the Oslo, Emmaboda, Brighton, Secret Garden Party, and New York dates must be cancelled, a few of which are being rescheduled. A great man who was very close to me has recently departed this world and I need to be home with family and friends to celebrate his life on earth together. I love you all and will see you very soon.

- Youth Lagoon (via Facebook)

Youth Lagoon's Webster Hall show was to have been Monday (7/29). Refunds available at point of purchase. All tour dates are listed below.

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Youth Lagoon at Barclays Center last night (6/5) (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon, whose continued success has enabled him to sell out much larger venues than The Bell House and Maxwell's, has held back on doing that in NYC, perhaps because of his opening slot at The National's huge Barclays Center show last night (6/5). But now that that show is in the past, Youth Lagoon has announced his largest headlining date in NYC yet, which will happen on July 29 at Webster Hall (and even that seems a bit modest). Tickets for the Webster Hall show go on sale Friday (6/7) at noon.

Updated dates are listed, along with the video for "Mute" from YL's new LP, below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin; words by Bill Pearis

The National @ Barclays Center, 6/5/2013
The National
The National
Youth Lagoon

"We've played probably 35 different venues in New York over the years. Tonight we just wanted to go back to our roots, where it all began," joked Matt Berninger from the stage last night (6/5) of the still brand-new and massive Barclays Center arena. Having played a handful of surprise shows at tiny NYC venues on the day of their new album's release, The National were here for their their big league moment, playing their largest hometown show to date. While it wasn't sold-out, it was pretty full. The band definitely have the scope for an arena show like this, making the sort of anthemic, widescreen rock that fills a huge, boomy room.

While I didn't have the worst seats in the house, I was pretty far away from the stage so I can't comment so much on performances, but I thought it sounded pretty good, even from the nosebleeds. They definitely had an impressive light show, with a giant LCD screen behind them that combined pre-made films with the band's live performance. Really well-done.

Including the four-song encore, The National, with a string and brass section in tow, played 24 songs. Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), fresh off the plane, apparently, came out to sing on "This is the Last Time" from the new Trouble Will Find Me. The band also did "Sorrow," which Berninger said was "probably the most rehearsed song on the tour."

The National's tour rolls on, playing Merriweather Post Pavillion in Baltimore tonight (6/6). The setlist and more pictures from Barclays -- including openers Youth Lagoon (who I missed) -- below...

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Portland festival MusicFestNW is returning this year to multiple Portland venues from September 3-8 with a ton of bands including Animal Collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Superchunk, Deerhunter, Charles Bradley, Shuggie Otis, Joey Bada$$, Bonnie Prince Billy, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Flume, Youth Lagoon, Washed Out, The Thermals, TItus Andronicus, Bob Mould, Baroness, Austra, Ty Segall, The Bronx, The Men, Mount Eerie, White Lung, and many more. Ticket info is coming soon.

Initial lineup below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Youth Lagoon / Magical Cloudz
Youth Lagoon
Majical Cloudz

Youth Lagoon brought his tour with Majical Cloudz through the NYC-area for shows at Maxwell's on Monday (5/6) and a BrooklynVegan-presented Brooklyn show at The Bell House last night (5/9). Pictures from the latter are in this post.

Youth Lagoon's been keeping his setlists heavy on the Wondrous Bughouse material but still found time to include some favorites from his debut like "17." Meanwhile, the magical Majical Cloudz continue to preview material from their upcoming Matador debut, Impersonator (which they were selling vinyl copies of the show) and were great as always.

Youth Lagoon will be back in NYC to open for The National at their Barclays Center show (6/5). Tickets for that show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair.

Majical Cloudz will be back in NYC even sooner for the previously discussed album release party at Glasslands on May 21 with Gobby and a "SPECIAL GUEST!" Any guesses on who it could be? Tickets for the release party are still on sale.

Majical Cloudz will get to NYC a day before that to do a free in-store at Other Music on May 20 at 8 PM. Other Music will have copies of their new album available that day too.

More pictures from the Bell House show below...

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The National at Beacon Theatre in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
The National

As mentioned, The National are releasing a new album, Trouble Will Find Me, and going on an extensive tour in support of it this year which includes their big hometown show on June 5 at the Barclays Center with Youth Lagoon. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Before that tour begins, The National will do some other hometown events, including performing their song "Sorrow" repeatedly for six hours straight at MoMA PS1 on Sunday (5/5), and a live from the Artists Den taping on Tuesday (5/7). That same day, National member Bryce Dessner will have works he commissioned performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus at Roulette in Brooklyn. Members of the National will also be performing at Ecstatic Summer 2013 which takes place at Brookfield Place Plaza on June 29-30.

Meanwhile, Youth Lagoon will also be on his own tour with Majical Cloudz which hits the NYC-area for sold out shows on Monday (5/6) at Maxwell's and Thursday (5/9) at The Bell House (BV presents). After those shows, Majical Cloudz play their own show at Glasslands (5/21) with Gobby (tickets).

Updated National dates are listed, along with contest details and streams of two songs from their new LP, below...

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