Interview: Youth Lagoon – Splendour In The Grass 2012

Once a young up-and-coming artist from Idaho, Youth Lagoon has risen at a meteoric pace to the international stage. Performing at this year’s Splendour in the Grass, we got talking shop with Trevor Powers, the man behind the music.

Giving insight into the scene from which he rose, the local Idaho music scene that is, Powers explains how the movement of music currently in process in the region is incredible. With no discernible sound attributed to the area, an array of talent has been flooding out of late.

After being signed to Fat Possum Records, momentum has picked up greatly for the young musician. Initially planning on releasing the debut for free online, sheer demand resulted in an official physical release from the label. The single July was labelled by Pitchfork as Best New Song, a claim that saw many ears prick up surrounding Youth Lagoon.

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