Watch Youth Lagoon's 'Mute' Video, a Lynchian Trip Through the 'Burbs

Boise psych-pop prince announces more tour U.S. dates

Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers was our pick for "Best Wizard of Weird" at Coachella 2013 — the Boise-hailing psych-pop prince seemed to possess magical powers of enchantment as he led his band through the glorious goop of his new album Wondrous Bughouse. One of the LP's most spellbinding moments is the song "Mute," a color-shifting masterpiece about squaring reality with the strangeness that fills Powers' mind. The kaleidoscopic track now has a very fitting video to go with, which opens on a young skater waking from what appears to be a bad fall. He drifts through a suburban landscape as the evening creeps in, and eventually finds a house that contains a series of strange mysteries. "My mind communicat[es] with me, not the other way around," said Powers in a statement. "It can take me to scary places but I've realized those bizarre thoughts I have don't define me." The longhaired explorer in this Tyler T. Williams-directed video experiences a similar phenomenon.

Youth Lagoon tour dates:

April 16 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic %
April 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey %
April 18 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club
April 19 - Indio, CA @ Coachella @ 2pm @ Mojave Tent
April 21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom +
April 22 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress +
April 24 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk ^
April 25 - Dallas, TX @ The Loft ^
April 26 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's ^
April 27 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks ^
April 28 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree ^
April 30 - Orlando, FL @ The Social ^
May 1 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West ^
May 2 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge ^
May 3 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle #^
May 4 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle ^
May 6 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's ^
May 7 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl St. ^
May 8 - Hamden, CT @ Spaceland Ballroom ^
May 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
May 11 - Columbia, MD @ Sweet Life Festival
May 13 - Toronto, ON @ Great Hall ^
May 14 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Bar ^
May 15 - Chicago, IL @ Metro ^
May 16 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater ^
May 17 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line ^
May 18 - Seattle, WA @ Seattle University ^
May 21 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
May 22 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 23 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
May 24 - George, WA Sasquatch! Fest
May 26 - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
June 5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center *

* = w/ The National
# = w/ Jackson Scott
% = w/ Lady Lazarus
+ = w/ Best Dog Award
^ = w/ Majical Cloudz

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