Youth Lagoon tours to support his sophomore album Wondrous Bughouse with Pure X
Youth LagoonMezzanine (444 Jessie St, San Francisco, CA 94103) Map it $25
Imagine if Loveless, My Bloody Valentine’s landmark 1991 shoegaze masterpiece, had, in some magical universe of hypothetical music nerdom, been remixed by Bernard Sumner of New Order: that you could dance to the snowy feedback of Kevin Shields’ guitar. A pipe dream perhaps, but Youth Lagoon, the stage name of Trevor Powers, comes close to realizing that admixture of tropical pop warmth and dreamy shoegaze. The twenty four year old Boise based musician just dropped his sophomore album Wondrous Bughouse on Fat Possum Records, ten tracks of spacey and hypnotic pop to add to his repertoire.