It’s a Mr. Small’s night in Pittsburgh. I know this is a conflict for some due to YTG at Stage AE tonight, but believe me – this is a Mr. Small’s Night. As we like to do with Indiecent Exposure, we’ll skip the formalities of “OMG this is exciting” and “I hope they play this song” and help you out with something about the artist that you can:
Somewhere along the line, this went from being a band with a non-descript song in my Spotify playlist to a must-see, major show. I’m going to Atlanta this weekend for Music Midtown, but pushed my flight out of town to tomorrow morning at 7 AM in order to fit Idaho-based Youth Lagoon in before leaving. I say “somewhere along the line”, but I know where the change occurred. This is the first band I saw play live on Day 1 at Coachella this year, and it was an experience I’ll never forget – not just for the fact that it was the culmination of my being, but because of the band. This is another “lets.get.ethereal.” band with ambient, spacey sounds that usually start slow and lead to a major climax (hiyo!) by the end of the song. “Montana”, “Mute”, “Afternoon” and “The Hunt” all come to mind. It’s also another band, similar to a Toro y Moi, Wild Nothing, or Washed Out that is the brain child of a lead (in this case Trevor Powers).