Friday, March 15, 2013

SXSW: Youth Lagoon Gets the Shaft at Pitchfork Party

Posted By on Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 3:05 PM

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In next week's issue of BW, we're running an interview with the elusive Trevor Powers of Youth Lagoon.

The band recently dropped its sophomore album and snagged one of the headlining spots at Treefort. But this week, Powers and co. are at SXSW as Boise's chief musical ambassador.

And from the outside, it seems like it's kicking ass. The band has played at the NPR showcase with Nick Cave and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Pitchfork day party and will play a prime slot tonight at Club de Ville.

However, at those first two shows, it has gotten something of short shrift, being hidden away in the anonymous inside stage at Stubb's for the NPR showcase and outside at the Pitchfork party; plus, it hasn't been able to set up its new light show.

What's worse, the plug got pulled just two songs in at the Pitchfork party, with concert organizers saying that time was up, which is a shame as the audience seemed to be into it.

They pleaded, shouting for one more. But it didn't happen. The band and the audience got kicked out quick due to Austin city ordinances that require day parties end at 6 p.m.

And since both songs were from Youth Lagoon's new album, it appears fans are taking to the new material. Unless of course they were yelling because they wanted to hear "the hits." Only time will tell.

See video below and read the interview in next week's edition.

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