The Younger Lovers started in 2003 as the bedroom demo of Brontez Purnell, after he moved to the Bay Area aspiring to become a dancer, writer, and musician. The sound of The Younger Lovers is owed to Purnell’s love of all melody based rock forms–indie, Blues, garage, surf, riot-grrrl, soul and punk–blended into a sound that is as unique as it is audacious.
Purnell’s varied career has seen him as a part of the punk/electro-clash/riot-rrrrl band Gravy Train!!!, and touring alongside Le Tigre, Jr.Sr., ESG and a host of other influential bands on the electronic scene. He returned to Rock N Roll with self-recording all of the tracks for the first 3 of The Younger Lovers LPs, but this year’s Young Brothers LP is a pointed departure from previous original releases, marking the first time Purnell has recorded with band mates Sean Tevis and Ezra Rabin.