Youth Lagoon: “Montana” (Soundcloud)

Idahoan Trevor Powers, a 22-year old songwriter with an atmospheric alt-folk sensibility, has signed his Youth Lagoon project to the Fat Possum imprint. His debut LP, The Year of Hibernation, will be released by the imprint on September 27, 2011.

In the meantime, Powers is sharing a teaser track, “Montana,” on his Soundcloud page. Check out the embed below.

Montana by Youth Lagoon

Startin’ ‘em young – indie classical style

On my last visit to my brother’s home, my 3-year old niece told me about her new favorite music star – Dr. Stringz.

She and her folks then showed me the good doctor in question: Andrew Bird, making a guest appearance in 2007 on Jack’s Big Music Show.

Bird’s kept the segment’s musical number in his repertoire, and often plays it when he gives concerts. It’s a toe-tapper that appeals to “children of all ages.”