About The Brazen Youth
Photography courtesy of Gabe Kolbert
The Brazen Youth is a project formed in 2014 by two wildly different artists, clashing together with chaos to create something beautiful and eccentric.
The collective work of Nicholas Lussier and Charles Dahlke, from the small wooded town of Lyme, Connecticut, The Brazen Youth make their home at a humbly bizarre farm called Ashlawn. Living up to the distinctness of its name, Ashlawn Farm is complete with rolling fields, a cabin, a 300-year-old farmhouse, a graveyard, and mythical creatures. The scenery of the farm plays very much into The Brazen Youth’s pastoral and atmospheric sound. The duo utilizes boundless wells of emotion and vulnerability to create something that is haunting, otherworldly, and melancholy - yet retains an immensely honest touch.
Despite vibrant experimentation and sonic filtration, The Brazen Youth are still human beings, and that is increasingly evident with each song on their debut album, "The Ever Dying Bristlecone Man." Following a series of casual releases and plenty of shows around the Northeast from 2014-2016, "The Ever Dying Bristlecone Man" hit hard with indie music fans, proving through and through that The Brazen Youth are committed to their artistry - and that resonated with people, a lot. They are currently in the midst of writing their sophomore album and will be hitting the road again in 2017 to share their gift with their newfound fanbase. - W.S. Orchard