It has been said before, but one of the fucked things about the new music economy, with its “touring is the new album sales” paradigm, is that it forces artists to take their meticulously crafted records on the road when they might be better left in their immaculately headphone- and stereo-ready studio forms.

As a result, I get a little nervous every time I see a new artist touring behind an album as intimate as Youth Lagoon‘s The Year of Hibernation, but this studio session video indicates that Trevor Powers’ band can maintain his music’s warmth in a live (albeit studio) context. Youth Lagoon headlines Bottom of the Hill on Tuesday, November 1st (9pm, $10/12, All Ages) with Young Magic and Parentz. (Video via