this next track was a magnificent discovery, a complete revelation actually, July is a devastating, soulful pop reverie from Boise-based bedroom pop crooner Trevor Powers aka Youth Lagoon, off his forthcoming et eagerly anticipated debut album "The Year Of Hibernation" (2011).
July is a remarkably endearing, life affirming, anthemic pop song, a mournful organ drones away quietly before Powers softly spoken, airy vocals float in, mesmerizing in their simple, artless et heartfelt delivery, along with his charmingly raw et childish, fervent, choir-like harmonies, Powers' voice is totally captivating et refreshingly sincere, the track slowly builds to an epic, euphoria-inducing middle eight, a joyous cacophony of reverb-laden vocals, pounding drums, chiming keys et fuzzed-out guitar.
July is the kind of track that gives you goose bumps when you first hear it, you know right away this is the real deal, Powers' isn't f@#king around here, he has genuinely got something to get off his chest et thankfully for us, music is his medium of catharsis, this is utterly compelling et beautifully considered/realized music, Powers' youthful fervor reminds me a lot of Archy Marshall aka Zoo Kid on Out Getting Ribs. i've nothing more to add other than, lie back et enjoy this sublime musical experience!!!
et here is the other fine single from the forthcoming album that has been made generously available on the Youth Lagoon Bandcamp.
also, great news, hot from the Youth Lagoon Soundcloud page is Powers' latest spaced-out, reverb-laden, soulful, epic offering:
take a look at the epic new, nostalgia-bathed, Terrence Malick-imbued visuals for Montana, directed by Tyler T Williams.
"The Year Of Hibernation" album will be available July 5th on Juno Beach Records et will be followed with a vinyl release on October 11th, pre-orders are available from Insound, Lefse Records or Fat Possum records, where you can also grab it on cassette!
you can check out Youth Lagoon here: lastfm | facebook | soundcloud