Youth Lagoon

“Raspberry Cane” was the cathartic peak on the back half of Youth Lagoon’s Wondrous Bughouse, and now animator Stephen McNally has provided an appropriately wondrous video. Born from the same homemade intimacy that embodies YG mastermind Trevor Powers’s music, McNally’s video depicts awestruck people observing massive, beautiful, and terrifying creatures. The situation brings to mind such disparate influences — from the nature-inspired beasts in Fumito Ueda’s Shadow Of The Colossus to the magic clashed hidden within harsh reality that Jeff Lemire mastered in his Essex County trilogy. The above image even brings to mind the titular horrors of the popular comic Attack On Titan. The greatness of the video though is the fact that McNally can channel all this into a clip that perfectly matches the sound of Youth Lagoon, which can be as fragile and weary as people found here while as magical and towering as the giant. Watch it below, and check out Youth Lagoon’s upcoming tour dates.

5 Sep – Pioneer Courthouse Square – Portland, OR
6 Sep – Neumo’s -Seattle, WA
9 Sep – Fox Theater – Boulder, CO
10 Sep – Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
11 Sep – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
12 Sep – Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
14 Sep – Laneway Festival Detroit – Rochester Hills, MI
16 Sep – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
17 Sep – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
20 Sep – Mr. Smalls Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
21 Sep – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
22 Sep – Boomslang Festival – Lexington, KY
24 Sep – Plush – Tucson, AZ
25 Sep – Mojo’s – Columbia, MO
26 Sep – Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN
27 Sep – Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
28 Sep – Pygmalion Festival – Urbana, IL
29 Sep – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
2 Oct – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
3 Oct – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
4 Oct – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
29 Oct – The Haunt – Brighton, United Kingdom
31 Oct – Whelans – Dublin, Ireland
1 Nov – Islington Assembly Hall – London, United Kingdom
2 Nov – Pitchfork Paris – Paris, France
5 Nov – Barby – Tel Aviv, Israel
7 Nov – Razz 2 – Barcelona, Spain
8 Nov – Venue TBC – San Sebastian, Spain
9 Nov – But – Madrid, Spain
10 Nov – Capitol – Santiago, Spain
12 Nov – L’Astrolabe – Orleans, France
13 Nov – Laiteire – Strasbourg, France
14 Nov – Fri-Son – Fribourg, Switzerland
15 Nov – Venue TBC- Berlin, Germany
17 Nov – Parkteatret – Oslo, Norway
18 Nov – Debaser Media – Stockholm, Sweden -
19 Nov – Pustervik- Gothenburg, Sweden
20 Nov – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark
22 Nov – Rolling Stone Weekender – Hamburg, Germany
23 Nov – Tivoli – Utrecht, Netherlands
24 Nov – Botanique – Brussels, Belgium

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