This year’s Treasure Island Musical Festival is right around the corner – this Saturday and Sunday to be exact. As usual, Saturday features more electronic acts such as Girl Talk, Grimes, and hip-hop legends Public Enemy, while Sunday provides an eclectic range of indie rock. One act to look out for on Sunday is Youth Lagoon, the introspective bedroom-pop project of Boise’s Trevor Powers.
His honest, emotional debut The Year of Hibernation still resonates within the hearts of indie fans after it was released last year. While some might not expect his subtle production style to be suitable for a large festival crowd, Youth Lagoon proved otherwise at SXSW this year. Powers carries every ounce of conviction with him on stage, building up deep emotional energy which carries over into the crowd in an unexpectedly uplifting fashion. Watch the video for album highlight “Montana” below.
We haven’t heard from Youth Lagoon in awhile, so it is unclear whether he will be performing any new material or sticking to songs from The Year of Hibernation. On August 20th, Powers tweeted about delving into the writing process:
Whether he plays new or older material, crowds will find it difficult to turn their backs on this fragile, magnetic performer. Can’t wait to see what he has in store for San Francisco.
Youth Lagoon’s Treasure Island Music Festival performance is on the Bridge Stage from 2:50 to 3:35 pm on Sunday, October 14th.