Youth Lagoon is the brainchild of American musician Trevor Powers. Powers has been active as Youth Lagoon since 2010. That same year, Powers worked on the first Youth Lagoon album titled The Year of Hibernation. It was released on September 27,2011 off of Fat Possum Records. On March 5, 2013, Youth Lagoon's sophomore album,Wondrous Bughouse, was released.