Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week
Youth Lagoon - Wednesday, October 2 - Crescent Ballroom
Bigger, louder, deeper and weirder, the second album from Youth Lagoon is the sort of follow-up that exceeds its predecessor in every way.
Boise's Trevor Powers, 24, toys with expectations - both his own and those from the indie rock world that was watching his development closely - on Wondrous Bughouse, released in March by Fat Possum.
While Youth Lagoon's 2011 debut The Year of Hibernation sounds like exactly that, this new record is pop at its most fragmented - an ambitious sonic exploration of the human psyche that's always in the service of the melody, filled with experimentation in the service of the song. -- Eric Swedlund