Youth Lagoon- The Year of Hibernation

New audio album review! Yes! Just like the Big Troubles review, I’m accompanied by my good friend Derek Ljongquist. First off, I want to APOLOGIZE for the terrible quality of this audio recording. I had technical difficulties recording this Skype conversation, and I find it funny that I review records despite the fact that I [...]

New audio album review! Yes! Just like the Big Troubles review, I’m accompanied by my good friend Derek Ljongquist. First off, I want to APOLOGIZE for the terrible quality of this audio recording. I had technical difficulties recording this Skype conversation, and I find it funny that I review records despite the fact that I can’t get a simple Skype convo recorded correctly. Ah, mistakes!

Well, I’m determined to make this shiz happen, so let’s continue:

This review, my friend and I are talking about the new Youth Lagoon album the Year of Hibernation. It’s out now via Fat Possum records and should be on the to-listen list of any fan of dream pop production and post-rock builds. Stream or download the review below:


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Video: Youth Lagoon- “Montana”

  • Ryan R.

    Why is your voice so well made for radio! Such a good speaker anthony :)

  • http://twitter.com/andrewwbrandt andrewthomasbrandt

    This album begs to be played at a high volume in headphones. I also read that he recorded the vocals in a garage with microphones set up in the four corners, with him singing in the middle of the room. I don’t think any reverb was added to his vocals. I’ve been really digging this album since the end of July. The melody of ‘Cannons is exceptional and the payoffs on ‘July’, ‘Posters’, and ‘Montana’ are stunning. I don’t think I’ve heard an album with so many songs that make me want to go from a walk to full on epic sprint by the tracks finish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austin-Lovelace/100001680501017 Austin Lovelace

    get his ass closer to the mic god damn it. Those noises in the background are anoying

  • Siriusfisherman

    the singer sounds like mr.herbert from family guy

  • hot dog

    I think you’re wrong; I love this album. If you don’t want to appreciate the nostalgia and nervousness, it’s your loss really. You seem to have approached this album in too clinical a fashion, you seemed to have dissected rather too much, as opposed to listening to it.

    imho

  • Sandro

    I can understand your point about the heavy reverb. I feel with more polished studio work and not literally recording an album in his good friend’s garage it could’ve been much more. You should try to see him live or, at the very least, look up his live recordings. Much more refined and for those who didn’t “get it” while listening to the album just may listening to him live. Still feel Trevor Powers has plenty in store for us in the future and this album requires more respect than you’re willing to give it.

  • Tyler

    Its all about the build up man. I think you really went way too deep into breaking down the lyrics and trying to relate to them. To be honest, you sound a little ‘too good’ for the music. Almost come off a little snobby. I realize there are differences of opinions but personally, I think you’re opinion is wrong hahaha. BTW Seeing YL on Tuesday. Fucking stoked.

  • chewymaine

    this album is incredibly boring, mediocre, and vapid for me to. Cliche indie pop stuff that was made to be played in an urban outfitters store.

  • Lydia

    I know it’s a bit late but could you review the second Youth Lagoon LP? I was wondering what your opinions on it were.