Trevor Powers (formerly Youth Lagoon) shares cartoon-y new stop-motion video
Lottie Brazier
17:30 20th September 2018

Since his previous project Youth Lagoon became a “mental dungeon”, Cali musician Trevor Powers has been working on new material, namely the jazzy, psych album Mulberry Violence. FFO: Yves Tumor, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Gang Gang Dance.

Influenced by Francis Bacon and a few crash courses in jazz and classical, Trevor Powers is starting to rebuild his musical world, beginning with this album and of course this new surreal music video for ‘Film It All’. It was all brought to life by acclaimed animator Steve Warne, who worked on Wes Anderson’s film Isle of Dogs.

There’s an Isle of Dogs vibe to this new video from Powers and Warne, although it’s perhaps a bit more disturbing in places, tinged with a kind of classic 80 stop motion feel.

This new video features a Wallace and Gromit-esque guy (if Wallace was in Blade Runner) with a film camera bent on what looks like a rather intense mission to film robot butterfly, before it all goes wrong in a strange way. Have a watch below and see what you think.

If you like the sound of ‘Film It All’, you’ll be pleased to know that Powers not only has this new album out but has also announced a London show at Electrowerkz on 30 October, tickets currently available. If you’re attending Pitchfork Festival Paris, then why not catch him beforehand at Pitchfork Avant-Garde on the 31 October?

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