by Josh Gross
SPIN Magazine just released its list of the top 50 albums of the year. Sitting pretty at No. 21 is The Year of Hibernation, the debut release from Boise's Youth Lagoon.
Spin had this to say:
"So I'll daydream about you / And I'll think happy thoughts before somebody sees me," young Trevor Powers murmurs sleepily on "Daydream," and it sounds like the sort of drowsy babble you'd hear through a bedroom door. Listening to this lovely little indie-pop album feels somewhat voyeuristic, like witnessing someone else's very private reverie; it's thick with lo-fi atmosphere, conjuring up a warm-weather haze. The harder you try to focus, the harder it is to hold on to. Just give in.
Though yet unconfirmed, Youth Lagoon is also expected to take part in the all-Boise showcase at next year's SXSW, and the video for its debut single was named one of the year's 12 best by Pitchfork.
All together, it's an impressive end to a year for Youth Lagoon, a band who hadn't even played a gig when the year started. Its first performance was in March.
See the rest of the list here.