Brazen Youth & Zoo Culture
November 13, 2019 9:30 pm CST
The Brazen Youth began with an unlikely union of two eighth graders, Nicholas Lussier and Charlie Dahlke. Based in a 300-year-old farmhouse in Lyme, CT, they spent their formative years between the musty bookshelves of the farm, crafting a record that came to be called The Ever Dying Bristlecone Man, which was pure evidence of the ambition and imagination of both songwriters. With a new surge in online followers, Micah Rubin joined the band, creating a complete lineup that would tour the United States throughout 2017 and 2018. During this time the trio was developing a more polished, cohesive LP in their self-constructed studio that would release in 2018 called Primitive Initiative. Following a longer period of touring including dates with friends Spendtime Palace, The Brazen Youth’s upcoming EP, titled 15 BILLION EYES was completed. While Ever Dying and Primitive Initiative made use of darker textures, 15 BILLION EYES is more inventive, playful, and dynamic than any past work. The songwriting is more distinct – contrasting Charlie Dahlke’s declarative, bold statements with the reflective, moody pondering of Nicholas Lussier. Mixed by Sam Griffin Owens (Sam Evian), the record has a unique warmth that is both recognizable and surprising. On the wake of the record release and a long string of tour dates, the Brazen Youth remains a brotherhood like no other – a creative force which constantly seeks to challenge itself and shed its old skin.