Savage Hills Ballroom (LP)


Youth Lagoon

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Trevor Powers’ latest release as Youth Lagoon finds the shy-seeming psych-pop wunderkind stepping out of his shell and taking the reins for a more confident third album. On first single “The Knower,” the electronics sound like ’80s toys on the fritz, but these are balanced by a splashy drum beat and horns that show up halfway through. Meanwhile, Powers’ voice has only gotten higher and more ethereal, painting him as the male heir to Kate Bush’s odd empire. “Highway Patrol Stun Gun” is built on minimalist elements but elegantly constructed, underpinned by a throbbing synth and loping piano line that builds to a propulsive beat, dotted with light guitar and string accompaniment. Powers’ template is clearly molded on the likes of art-pop bands like Mercury Rev and The Flaming Lips, but something about his curiously boyish chirp and fairytale melodies are entirely his own. And at 26, with his excellent previous two albums and this one, Powers is in line to stand amongst his heroes as a peer rather than a follower. It’s rare to find an artist capable of creating such fantastical music while keeping a firm foot in the realm of classic pop structure, and in that sense, Savage Hills Ballroom is pure magic. 



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Officer Telephone
Youth Lagoon 03:02
2.
Highway Patrol Stun Gun
Youth Lagoon 04:10
3.
The Knower
Youth Lagoon 03:26
4.
No One Can Tell
Youth Lagoon 03:51
5.
Doll's Estate
Youth Lagoon 03:53


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Rotten Human
Youth Lagoon 04:28
2.
Kerry
Youth Lagoon 03:55
3.
Again
Youth Lagoon 03:45
4.
Free Me
Youth Lagoon 03:35
5.
X-Ray
Youth Lagoon 02:42

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