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YOUTH LAGOON

Single of the Day: Youth Lagoon "The Knower" (2015)

Youth Lagoon's new track "The Knower" is a shining piece of music fitting in heralding the return of one of the most interesting artists making tunes at the moment. For Youth Lagoon (Trevor Powers), 2015 will see him release his highly anticipated third album in Savage Hills Ballroom and like "The Knower" indicates possibly some of his rawest, most stunning work to date.

Festival Review: St Jerome's Laneway Festival - Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (07.02.14)

It's another blistering hot day in Adelaide and again, the festival lovers were out in force despite the sun beating down on us all. This time, the St Jerome's Laneway Festival was held down in Port Adelaide for the first time, a result of a much needed venue change from the UniSA campus site in previous years. Many were apprehensive, given the distance from the city, but I think the Harts Mill site is going to be a great venue to host the festival, with some small changes.

Live Review: St Jerome's Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (31.01.14)

Each year when the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival lineup is announced initially there’s both the excitement of spotting a band you’ve always wanted to see and also a vague general intrigue for the few other names you recognise from some blog or other. By the time the festival rolls around however, it’s impossible to imagine what your record collection would be like without half of those bands you were mildly interested in just a short time ago.

Photo Gallery: St Jerome's Laneway Festival Part 1 - Sydney College of the Arts (02.02.14)

Part 1 of the AU Review's St Jerome's Laneway Festival photo coverage from Sydney College of the Arts includes Kirin J Callinan, Youth Lagoon, King Krule, Run The Jewels, Vance Joy (pictured above), Dick Diver, XXYYXX, Frightened Rabbit and Adalita. Photos by Johnny Au.

Live Review: Youth Lagoon + Broods - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (30.01.14)

Laneway Festival, I could hug you if only you were a physical being and not an event. The ability to constantly bring out some of the most exciting and relevant contemporary acts year after year cannot be understated. In a bill so packed full of talented you could almost scan over it and miss Youth Lagoon. That would be your loss, because Trevor Powers makes beautifully paced insular music and when backed by a full band jumps between stunning soundscapes, psych pop, and grand rock and roll.

Photo Gallery: St Jerome's Laneway Festival Part 1 - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (31.01.14)

Part 1 of the photo gallery for the first St. Jerome's Laneway Festival to make landfall in Australia in 2014! Featuring Haim (pictured), Adalita, Daughter, King Krule, Frightened Rabbit, Autre Ne Veut, Drenge, Cass McCombs, Dick Diver, Kirin J Callinan, The Growl, Vance Joy, and Youth Lagoon.

Photos by Andrew Wade.

Single Stream: Youth Lagoon "Worms" (2014)

Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers has ventured near and far to source sounds for new track "Worms". It's the first taste of new compilation The Space Project which sees 14 artists armed with rare recordings from space and making celestial sounds.

Youth Lagoon set for Laneway sideshows!

Another act has been added to the Laneway sideshows; gifted singer-songwriter Youth Lagoon. The Idaho-raised native first burst onto the scene in 2010 with his wondrous forward thinking sound, and in 2011 delivered his outstanding debut, The Year of Hibernation. Youth Lagoon returned in 2013 with his highly anticipated follow up LP Wondrous Bughouse, and has played countless shows across the states.

Laneway Festival Singapore announces lineup!

The lineup for the Singapore leg of the St Jerome's Laneway Festival has been announced! Being held on January 25 at The Meadow at the Gardens By The Bay, the lineup of artists set to grace Singapore in the New Year is definitely one of the festival's most diverse lineups yet.

Paul McCartney and Nine Inch Nails heading up the 2013 Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco!

The line up for the 2013 Outside Lands Festival has been announced, with the San Franciscan audience set to get amongst some awesome sets courtesy of Paul McCartney, a reformed Nine Inch Nails and more. From August 9-11, Golden Gate Park will become a music lover's haven; tickets are on sale now from sfoutsidelands.com/tickets, with a portion of ticket sales going toward San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department.

Check out the full line up below!

Single Stream: Youth Lagoon "Dropla" (2013)

"Dropla", the new track from Youth Lagoon, is an intriguing song that begins with faint, light sounding, high pitched male vocals - not to mention a catchy piano riff. Halfway through the mood changes and it turns quite dark, with haunting vocals, distorted and repetitive instrumentation making this middle section spooky and warped, before returning to a calmer third section. The long ending of the song still has an element of creepiness, with strange synth underneath the piano melody but it all works cohesively well.

Album News Weekly: Sunday, 27 January 2013

Welcome to this weeks album news, we hope that everyone had a great Australia Day. This week we have news from Bullet For My Valentine, Sleepmakeswaves, Stornaway and much more!