Youth Lagoon – 'Montana'

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Youth Lagoon has debuted a new video, ‘Montana’. It’s a stirring tune to begin with, without the added visuals! It further whets the appetite for Youth Lagoon’s upcoming debut album ‘The Year Of Hibernation’, available on September 27 through Fat Possum Records.

22-year-old Trevor Powers is the multi-instrumentalist behind Youth Lagoon. From his Boise, Idaho bedroom he launched his first single ‘July’ earlier this year to instant praise. Taking inspiration from The Cocteau Twins, Powers manages to create a dense dreamy sound all on his own. Now with a live band behind him, Youth Lagoon is busy touring the states.

Youth Lagoon – ‘The Year Of Hibernation’ tracklist…
1. Posters
2. Cannons
3. Afternoon
4. 17
5. July
6. Daydream
7. Montana
8. The Hunt

Pre-order ‘The Year Of Hibernation’ from Fat Possum here. For more Youth Lagoon music and free downloads visit Bandcamp / Facebook.

Caged Animals – 'All The Beautiful Things In The World'

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Brooklyn’s Caged Animals released their debut single ‘Girls On Medication’ earlier in the year and while it didn’t completely blow my hair back, it showed lots of potential. Now the follow up single ‘Teflon Heart’ is doing the rounds and catching on quick.

Vin Cacchione (known for his work with Soft Black) is Caged Animals leading man and he does a good job at mixing poppy alt radio stylings with trippy sounds. ‘All The Beautiful Things In The World’ is one example from Caged Animals debut album ‘Eat Their Own’ out on September 26 via Lucky Number Music.

Put simply, Caged Animals is an interesting clash of ideas. ‘All The Beautiful Things In The World’ takes a sampled hip hop groove, a drunken synth bass line, falsetto backing vocals and slide guitar, then mashes them up into a digestible pop nugget – good times!

Caged Animals – ‘Eat Their Own’ tracklist…
1. Teenagers In Heat
2. This Summer I’ll Make It Up To You
3. Teflon Heart
4. Hazy Girls
5. Piles Of $$$
6. The NJ Turnpike
7. Feelingz
8. All The Beautiful Things In The World
9. Somebody To Use
10. Lips That Turn The Light To Fire
11. Instant <3breaker
12. Unknown Title

More Caged Animals @ Bandcamp / Myspace or shop for Caged Animals @ Lucky Number Music.

Mint Julep – ‘Aviary’

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Keith and Hollie Kenniff (otherwise known as Mint Julep) have released the first song ‘Aviary’ from their upcoming album as a free download here. The husband and wife duo have crafted a poppy, electronic, hazey album called ‘Save Your Season’ which is due in November.

For more Mint Julep visit Facebook / Myspace or Mint Julep on Soundcloud.