Brontez Purnell has spent the past decade becoming one of the Bay Area’s most prolific and promising artists. Shortly after his arrival in the early 2000’s Purnell joined electro dance super group Gravy Train!!! Which also consisted of Hunx and His Punx frontman Seth Bogart. The group spent the next few years releasing records on legendary label Kill Rock Stars and touring with Kathleen Hanna’s Le Tigre. During this time Purnell was also writing pop songs that didn’t fit with his current band. Shortly after the bands demise Purnell began releasing those pop songs under the name Younger Lovers. Now on his third LP under the Younger Lovers moniker Purnell gives us his best output yet, tapping in Bare Wires/Warm Soda frontman Matthew Melton to record his pop masterpiece.
Praise for Younger Lovers:
“”Ballad of Two Stubborn Men” is just shy of two minutes long, and it doesn’t waste a moment of its run time on things like guitar solos or breathing. Purnell sings straight through the Del Shannon-style melody for the song’s entire two minutes.” – Pitchfork
“Split the difference between garage-rock grime and malt shop romance” – Spin
“To put it in layman’s terms, this shit is a banger and you’re probably going to listen to this one million times today.” – Noisey
“In the future, if there’s any justice in the world, he’ll be famous” – East Bay Express