NOON: Youth Lagoon - “Afternoon”
If Beach House and Washed Out had chill-lo-fi babies, my guess is one of them would sound like Youth Lagoon. The Year of Hibernation is out now on Fat Possum and definitely worth a listen.
Taken from the first paragraph of the Pitchfork review:
There are a few things we’ve come to expect from recent, home-recorded indie pop: thin production, lyrics that reference childhood and nostalgia, a vibe of hushed intimacy, lots of reverb. Youth Lagoon, the project of 22-year-old Boise, Idaho, musician Trevor Powers, ticks all of those boxes and sounds immediately familiar the first time you put it on. “Posters”, the opening track on his debut LP, The Year of Hibernation, even starts with a warbly synth to evoke the fabled VHS glow that has become a touchstone for kids of his generation. When you hear so much of this stuff, it starts to bleed together— almost as if by design— and you start to wonder what it would take for an artist in this realm to stand out. Powers has a few ideas.