Youth Lagoon’s second album, Wondrous Bughouse, is one of the most arresting headphone records you’ll hear this year. Trevor Powers, the band’s sole member, layers strange but alluring synth textures under quirky melodies and simple pop beats, in the process creating an expansive and endlessly engrossing world of sonic curiosities.
If you like The Flaming Lips , you’ll probably love this album. Best thing I’ve heard in a long time.
Thank you to the wonderful NPR for streaming.
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