Youngster first appeared on the scene back in 2015 with a debut EP called Extended Play, which was recorded by Wolfgang Zimmerman. The band’s core members Blake Ratliffe and Dan Truncellito were living in Florence at the time, but were thrilled to find that their music was being listened to all across the state, most notably in Charleston and Columbia. With this they decided to make the move from Florence to Charleston so they could reach a larger audience on a more direct level, as well as get involved in the rapidly budding music scene.
When they made the move to Charleston they naturally started hanging out at The Royal American, where Matt Zuttell of Human Resources serves as sound engineer. Blake and Matt became fast friends and got to talking about potentially making music together. Matt signed the band to Coast Records and they got started working on an album called Rosa’s Cantina, which they hope to finish and release this winter.
A few weeks back Youngster ventured down to Truphonic Studios with Taylor Hickman from B-Side Sessions and recorded a four-song live session with the help of Matt Zuttell on drums, Aaron Utterback on bass (Human Resources, Brave Baby), and the infamous Danny Martin from 2 Slices on keys. The sessions were split into two parts, the first of which was released earlier this week via Post & Courier’s Charleston Scene. In this session Youngster play “Every Night” and “Gato”, two songs that will be on the upcoming album. Stream it below.