New: Youth Lagoon – “Mute”

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Youth Lagoon’s sophomore record Wondrous Bughouse ranks high among the list of records we’re anticipating in 2013 because the singles Trevor Powers and company have been dropping are just too good; here’s another one, “Mute,” the best six-minute, hyper-maximalist, expansively-psychedelic dream of a pop song you’ve heard since, uh, Youth Lagoon’s last single, “Dropla.” As much as we liked the intense introversion of The Year of Hibernation, it’s awesome to hear Powers explore bigger, more anthemic territory, and pull it off so well. The instrumental latter half is the stuff of dreams – wait for the creepy piano hook near the end. You’ve got less than a month to wait for the record; it’s out March 5.

Youth Lagoon Tour Dates:
02/25 Spokane, WA – A Club
02/26 Missoula, MT – Badlander
02/27 Bozeman, MT – Filling Station
02/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
03/01 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
03/06 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03/13 – 03/16 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/22 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest
04/12 Indio, CA – Coachella
04/19 Indio, CA – Coachella
04/21 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
04/22 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
04/24 Austin, TX – Mohawk
04/25 Dallas, TX – The Loft
04/26 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
04/27 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
04/28 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
04/30 Orlando, FL – The Social
05/01 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
05/02 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
05/03 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
05/04 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
05/07 Northampton, MA – Pearl St.
05/10 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
05/11 Columbia, MD – Sweet Life Festival
05/13 Toronto, ON – Great Hall
05/14 Columbus, OH – A&R Bar
05/15 Chicago, IL – Metro
05/16 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
05/17 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
05/22 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
05/23 Vancouver, BC – Venue
05/24 Gorge, WA Sasquatch! Fest
06/05 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center *

* = w/ The National

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