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07 May
2012


Youth Lagoon has announced a Summer Tour starting this July with openers Father John Misty. Youth Lagoon is currently on tour opening for Death Cab For Cutie, tonight they play the Walt Disney Concert Hall and then will rush over to The Echo for a special performance apart from DCFC.

Check out the full dates below:

05/07 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall*
05/07 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
05/08 Oakland, Ca Fox Theater*
05/09 Oakland, CA Fox Theater*

05/10 Oakland, CA Fox Theater*

05/11 Portland OR Schnitzer Concert Hall*

05/13 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre*

07/05 Denver, CO Bluebird #

07/06 Omaha, NE Slowdown #

07/07 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon #

07/09 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop #

07/10 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom #

07/11 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest

07/12 Toronto, ON Opera House #

07/13 Pontiac, MI Crofoot #

07/14 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival

07/15 Minneapolis, MN Varsity #

07/18 Missoula, MT Top Hat #

07/20 Seattle, WA Capitol Hill Block Party

07/21 Vancouver, BC Venue #

07/22 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom #

# = w/ Father John Misty

* = w/ Death Cab for Cutie

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19 Jan
2012

Due to severe weather conditions in the NorthWest, Youth Lagoon has been forced to move its Seattle show, originally scheduled for tonight at Neumos, to Monday, Jan. 23. Youth Lagoon also added a run of dates in late April and May, opening for Death Cab For Cutie’s orchestral tour — this is in addition to Youth Lagoon’s already scheduled dates in March and April which also includes the band’s first appearance at SXSW. See the full dates below.

YOUTH LAGOON

1/20: Biltmore, Vancouver
1/21: Doug Fir, Portland
1/23: Neumos, Seattle
3/10: Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City
3/11: Larimer Lounge, Denver
3/12: Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence
3/14 – 3/17: SXSW, Austin
3/18: Fitzgerald’s, Houston
3/19: One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans
3/20: Club Downunder, Tallahassee
3/21: The Social, Orlando
3/22: Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta
3/23: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro
3/24: Rock N Roll Hotel, Washington DC
3/26: Union Transfer, Philadelphia
3/27: Bowery Ballroom, New York
3/28: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
3/29: Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
3/30: La Sala Rossa, Montreal
3/31: Lee’s Palace, Toronto
4/02: Radio Radio, Indianapolis
4/03: Firebird, St. Louis
4/04: Metro, Chicago
4/05: Turner Hall, Milwaukee
4/08: Indie O Fest, Mexico City
4/11: Porter’s Pub @ UCSD, San Diego
4/12: Troubadour, Los Angeles
4/13: The Independent, San Francisco
4/27: Beacon, New York *
4/30: Strathmore, Washington DC *
5/01: Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville *
5/03: ACL Live, Austin *
5/04: McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas *
5/06: Mesa Arts Center, Mesa *
5/07: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles *
5/08: Fox Theater, Oakland *
5/13: Paramount Theatre, Seattle *

* = w/ Death Cab for Cutie

18 Jan
2012

Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has announced details of a major North American tour following a string of dates in Australia and South East Asia. The dates begin April 10th at Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House and then culminate with a May 13th homecoming concert at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre (see dates below). Youth Lagoon will support Death Cab beginning April 27th at NYC’s Beacon Theatre and continue through the end of the tour. First leg opener to be announced shortly.

The one-of-a-kind spring trek of intimate venues and historic theaters will see DCFC accompanied on stage by members of San Francisco’s celebrated Magik*Magik Orchestra. Known for their innovative collaborations with such artists as Mike Patton, John Vanderslice, The Walkmen, and The Dodos, the orchestral group previously teamed with Death Cab for Cutie for their recent installment ofVH1 Storytellers as well as doing all of the string arrangements on the band’s most current release CODES AND KEYS.

Presale tickets for all dates will be available to members of the band’s official fan club, DCFC Union Local #1138, beginning Friday, January 20th. All remaining tickets will then go on sale to the general public starting on January 27th. For further details and as-yet-unannounced tour information, visit www.deathcabforcutie.com.

A new single, “Underneath the Sycamore,” will herald the upcoming tour, with an amazing companion video directed by Walter Robot, who did the band’s famed “Grapevine Fires” video. The piece, which premiered on www.wired.com can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=txndHN7-1DE. The track is among the many highlights of DCFC’s critically acclaimed album, “CODES AND KEYS” which has been nominated in the “Best Alternative Music Album” category at this year’s Grammy Awards. “You Are A Tourist,” the album’s first single, proved a multi-format radio smash upon its release last year, reaching #1 at both Triple A and Modern Rock outlets nationwide – DCFC’s first-ever #1 at the latter format.

“CODES AND KEYS” entered the Billboard 200 at #3 upon its May 2011 release. In addition to its popular success, the album has also received critical praise from a wide array of national publications, including Spin, Rolling Stone, Blackbook, Time Out New York,Interview, Filter, the New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly, which declared the album to be “a reminder to the rest of the pretty-rock community that loveliness is worthless if there’s no heart behind it, and Death Cab’s beats stronger than most.”

Death Cab for Cutie’s recent live performance at the world-famous Brooklyn Museum can be seen in an upcoming installment of the popular PBS series, Live From The Artists’ Den. The band’s full-length episode – which is streaming at www.hulu.com/live-from-the-artists-den – will begin airing on PBS stations nationwide beginning February 17th. For details, visit www.artistsden.com/.

Death Cab for Cutie is: Ben Gibbard: guitars, keyboards, vocals * Chris Walla: guitars, keyboards * Nick Harmer: bass * Jason McGerr: drums.

For up-to-the-minute news and tour information, visit www.deathcabforcutie.com.

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

ON TOUR 2012

FEBRUARY

17 Perth, Aus Perth International Arts Festival

18 Perth, Aus Perth International Arts Festival

20 Adelaide, S. Aus HQ

21 Sydney, New S. Wales Palace

24 Sydney, New S. Wales Enmore Theatre

27 Brisbane, Queensland The Trivoli Theatre

29 Wellington, NZ Wellington Town Hall

MARCH

3 Taipei, Taiwan Neo Studio

5 Taguig, Philippines NBC Tent

7 Singapore, SG Fort Gate at Fort Canning Park

APRIL
10 – DENVER, CO @ ELLIE CAULKINS OPERA HOUSE

11 – OMAHA, NE @ OMAHA MUSIC HALL

13 – LOUISVILLE, KY @ LOUISVILLE PALACE

14 – GRAND RAPIDS, MI @ COVENANT FINE ARTS CENTER

15 – MILWAUKEE, WI @ RIVERSIDE THEATRE

16 – CHICAGO, IL @ CHICAGO THEATRE

19 – TORONTO, ON @ MASSEY HALL

20 – MONTREAL, QC @ ST. JEAN BAPTISTE CHURCH

21 – BOSTON, MA @ CITI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

23 – PROVIDENCE, RI @ VETERANS MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

24 – BUFFALO, NY @ KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL

25 – UPPER DARBY, PA @ TOWER THEATRE

27 – NEW YORK, NY @ BEACON THEATRE

30 – NORTH BETHESDA, MD @ STRATHMORE

MAY

1 – KNOXVILLE, TN @ TENNESSEE THEATRE

3 – DALLAS, TX @ MCFARLIN MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

4 – AUSTIN, TX @ ACL LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER

6 – MESA, AZ @ MESA ARTS CENTER – IKEDA THEATER

7 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

8 – OAKLAND, CA @ FOX THEATER

11 – PORTLAND, OR @ ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL

13 – SEATTLE, WA @ THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE

30 Barcelona, Spain San Miguel Primavera Sound 2012

JUNE
7 Porto, Portugal Optimus Primavera Sound 2012

*Youth Lagoon to support from April 27th – May 13th

04 Nov
2011

Written by Ace Ubas, Photos by Kelly Brown

At the young age of 22, Trevor Powers may have just started a new trend with his musical project, Youth Lagoon. His debut album, The Year of Hibernation (released via Fat Possum Records), was written and produced in his bedroom in Boise, Idaho – leading music publications to coin his music as “bedroom pop.” Youth Lagoon increased in popularity in a matter of months, thanks in part to positive reviews and word-of-mouth. This was evidenced Wednesday night as Powers stepped outside his bedroom and into the sold-out Echo in Los Angeles.

Since this was Youth Lagoon’s first-ever headlining tour, it’s only appropriate that he kept the ‘early age’ motif going by bringing along New York-based-by-way-of-Australia trio Young Magic. It’s hard to blame anyone for being completely unfamiliar with their music, as they only have a pair of 7” EP’s released. But the trio consisting of Isaac Emmanuel, Melati Malay, and Trent Gill made sure that the crowd noticed them. It’s really hard to pin down their sound, but imagine a cross of Yeasayer’s tribal percussion, Gang Gang Dance’s “worldly-ness,” and Purity Ring’s abrasive beats – that’s Young Magic. With songs like “Night in the Ocean,” “You with Air,” and “Sparkly,” they showcased their ability by entrancing the crowd with soaring vocal melodies, layered synths, and booming beats. Be warned – Young Magic will cast a spell on anyone within earshot.

It wouldn’t be surprising if Powers felt somewhat at home as soon as he got up on stage. The Echo is a small venue so it has the intimacy of a bedroom setting. Along with good friend Logan Hyde on guitar, their setup was pretty minimal – piano, drum machine, guitar. Structurally, the songs are kept simple without any form of complexity. But therein lies the beauty of Youth Lagoon – the simplicity of the music emphasizes its raw nature and pure honesty. Think the XX, minus the eroticism. And in a live setting, those qualities are multiplied ten-fold.

There’s one thing each song never fails to do, and that’s establish a personal connection with the crowd through its poetic lyrics. With lines like “When I was seventeen/my mother said to me/don’t stop imagining/that day that you do is the day that you die” on “Seventeen” or “It’s just my lady, my friends, and I/smoking cigars and yelling at cars as they drive by” on “July,” he manages to instill vivid images of nostalgia while maintaining a childlike innocence. The delicate delivery in which he sings, including hitting his high notes, adds a romantic quality to the songs as well.

The twinkling keys on “Afternoon” and “Cannons,” and the subtle, reverberated guitar on “Posters” created a dream-like atmosphere, while “Daydream” was more upbeat in tempo due in part to the bouncy beats emanating from the drum machine.

Having played all eight songs from the album, there was a bit of a concern as to how he was going to fill out his set. Fortunately, Youth Lagoon addressed it by playing “Bobby,” a bonus track off the album. Powers explained to the crowd that the song is about missing his older brother and the anxiety created by the distance between the siblings. That heartfelt moment allowed him to open up to the crowd and inviting them into his life, creating a bridge between audience and performer on a personal level.

It’s safe to call Trevor Powers a wunderkind. It’s not often that someone his age can make an audience consisting of a bunch of 20-and-30-somethings long for their youth. There’s nothing complex about his music. Rather, it’s straightforward and earnest. Couple that with a live setting in an intimate venue, and it results in an emotional show that has the ability to draw tears from a group of onlookers.

Set list:
Cannons
Afternoon
Posters
Seventeen
Bobby
Daydream
The Hunt
Montana
July

02 Nov
2011

To celebrate the launch of their US tour opening for Youth Lagoon, Young Magic has offered up a remix of one of their favorite Martin Denny tracks, “The Enchanted Sea.” The tour kicked off with a sold out show in San Francisco last night and continues in Los Angeles tonight at the Echo.

STREAM: Martin Denny – “The Enchanted Sea” (Young Magic Trip)

STREAM: “Slip Time”

“Night In The Ocean” b/w “Slip Time” is the next sonic move by Young Magic. The band’s second 7″ to drop in the world is another intimate, lushed-out affair – continuing on the tingly wide-screen journey that “You With Air” b/w “Sparkly” began earlier this year. Equal parts head-noddingly heavy and beautifully delicate, this series of music comes from a debut album that is becoming accidentally grand in scope and vision, recorded in over 10 countries around the world, and out early 2012.

YOUNG MAGIC

11/02 Los Angeles, CA The Echo #
11/03 San Diego, CA The Casbah #
11/04 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom #
11/05 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture Gallery #
11/07 Austin, TX Emo’s Alternative Lounge [inside] #
11/08 Denton, TX Dan’s Silverleaf #
11/09 Oxford, MS Cats Purring Dude Ranch #
11/10 Nashville, TN The Basement #
11/11 Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn #
11/12 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall #
11/13 Washington, DC The Red Palace #
11/14 New York, NY The Mercury Lounge #
11/15 New York, NY The Mercury Lounge #
11/16 Philadelphia, PA Milkboy #
11/17 Cambridge, MA TT The Bears #
11/18 Montreal, QC Il Motore #
11/19 Toronto, ONT The Garrison #
11/21 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon #
11/22 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall #
11/23 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Avenue #
11/25 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge #
11/26 Salt Lake, UT Kilby Court #

# = w/ Youth Lagoon

Bandcamp – http://youngmagic.bandcamp.com/

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/youngmagicsounds