THE BRAZEN YOUTH
with Flipturn & Jeff Draco
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 8:30 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM
Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
Saturday November 2, 2019
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.
flipturn is comprised of Dillon Basse (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Tristan Duncan (lead guitar), Madeline Jarman (bass), Taylor Allen (synth), and Adrian Walker (drums). With a fun, feel-good sound that takes influence from artists such as Hippo Campus and Two Door Cinema Club, flipturn seamlessly blends elements of surf rock, garage, new wave, and pop.
March 2017 saw the release of flipturn’s debut EP, "Heavy Colors", which was met with a wave of positive reviews from critics and fans alike. In the spring of 2018, flipturn released their critically-acclaimed sophomore EP, "Citrona". Pandora Music selected "Citrona" as one of their "Pandora Picks" for April 2018. "Citrona is a polished, dynamic display of raw emotion and pure talent that leaves you craving more" (S. Elkin, Pandora). So far, flipturn has gained over one million streams on Spotify.
Today, flipturn is based out of Gainesville, Florida. the band has performed at festivals like Okeechobee, Changeville and Gasparilla, sharing the stage with bands such as Japanese Breakfast, Bad Bad Hats, Coin, and Saint Motel.
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