Northern Youth

Northern Youth


If you like Arcade Fire, The Killers, Tears for Fears, and Simon & Garfunkel, you'll like Northern Youth. Good pop music with meaningful lyrics and an explosive live show is what Northern Youth is all about.


After the demise of his LA-based band Mississippi Man in late 2010, Southern California native Luke Messimer packed his things and travelled North for Seattle. After a short stint as a keyboardist for a promising local singer/songwriter and a falling out between bandmates, he headed for a family cabin the woods of Northern Arizona where he began to write and record his own music for the first time in over a year. Knowing that he wanted to stay solo, Luke decided to not use other musicians on the record and play everything himself in order to keep it as honest and true as possible. When searching for a name, the phrase "Northern Youth" constantly flashed in his mind. It was a feeling of creativity and childlike freedom that he felt when living in Seattle. It only seemed right to name his new project after that feeling.

On September 29th, 2012, Luke released the debut Northern Youth record fittingly entitled "Home".

Currently residing in Flagstaff, AZ, Northern Youth is to begin recording on January 26th with former bandmate Dave Knight, who goes by the moniker Rin Tin. The two will record 4 songs each and put them out on a 12" vinyl record. The songs will also be released on iTunes and Bandcamp. Look for a release in early Spring, 2013.


COLOR EP - June, 2015

Northern Youth LP - March, 2015

Home EP - September, 2012