Originally released as a tour tape for Lantern's North American tour in the fall of 2011. It is a collection of unreleased recordings from 2009 to 2011, spanning from when Zachary was in Omon Ra through to Omon Ra II, up until he first formed Lantern.
The tape was reissued by Night People.
"Lantern return with a 2nd tape release for Night-People this time in the form of a reissue of a tour only cassette called Burned Youth that highlights the bands evolution over the course of 2009-2011. Despite being a bit of a retrospective Burned Youth feels very whole, considered and complete. The fidelity of the recordings are actually a bit more hi-fi overall then the recent NP tape "Stranger I Come/Stranger I Leave". The destroyed pysched out proto punk (Stooges/Denudes) inspired squall of that release isn't really present on this more archival material. At the point of these recordings Lantern seemed to be approaching things from a more Texas/Delta blues and "Their Satanic Majesties" era Stones influence with a good bit of Texas Garage Psych thrown in the mix ala the Elevators and "Parable of Arable" Red Krayola. This is really good catchy fun music regardless and feels like its own take on classic rock n" roll aesthetics."
released March 4, 2012
All song composed by Zachary Fairbrother, except Bop-A-Bop-A-Bop (I'm Your Porkchop) by Emily Robb and Zachary Fairbrother.
Recorded in Musquodobit Harbour NS, Montreal QC, Bethlehem CT and Philadelphia, PA.
Zachary Fairbrother: Vocals, guitars, bass, piano and percussion
Emily Robb: Guitar on Strange Weather and "Bop-A-Bop-A-Bop (I'm Your Porkchop)", vocals on "The Healing Force"
Daniel Miller: Vocals and Percussion on "Bleed Me Dry"