When Trevor Powers, aka Boise musician Youth Lagoon, told me this summer that he was a major fan of The Sundays’ classic 1990 song “Here’s Where the Story Ends,” I thought he was goofing.
The Sundays are jangly alt-rock Brits from the 1990s. Powers is a 26-year-old synth scientist who puts Boise on the indie map with millennials in the 2010s.
It’s a bold interpretation. Powers transforms the track into alien-tinged, futuristic nostalgia.
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The airy elegance of Harriet Wheeler’s voice isn’t something Powers attempts to duplicate. And the song’s organic, free spirit is replaced by machine-driven urgency and interstellar dynamics.
Into it? Cool. But Youth Lagoon does not plan to release a studio version.