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New LP "Life Upside Down" enters the world Sept 7

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Once I stopped worrying about what other people think and accepted the fact that I'm not one of the "cool kids", life began falling into place. This is a "weirdos unite" song...a tune for the underdog living on the fringe and operating "outside the box".

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Living on four continents in five years,

Brett Newski has existed on the fringe of society & avoided the “American Dream” at all costs. At age 25, he took matters into his own hands by quitting all of his part-time jobs and becoming a full-time nomad, posting up in the nooks & crannies of earth and sub-letting rooms in Vietnam, South Africa, Germany and Wisconsin to write songs & recharge between tours. His sophomore LP Land, Air, Sea, Garage was recorded at a surf camp in the Sri Lankan jungle and at home in Wisconsin. Newski received praise from Rolling Stone, Paste, & The Boston Globe during a 150-date touring year & surpassing his 1000th show. He has been compared to Violent Femmes, Jonathan Richman, They Might be Giants, early Weezer, & Frank Turner.

 

 

 

  • "Loudest acoustic act ever." -Daytrotter

 

  • "I like the sound and the way he is forcing the world to contend with him." -Brian Ritchie, Violent Femmes

 

  • "Loving the very 90s vibe." -Hutch Harris, The Thermals (Sub Pop, Saddle Creek)

 

  • "Good proper Midwestern indie rock." -Matthew Logan Vasquez, Delta Spirit

 

  • "Newski offers a tough brand of DIY folk music that has evoked comparisons to Billy Bragg." -Boston Globe

 

 

 
 

Dirt was written in Saigon, Vietnam after being ill in a straw hut for 2 weeks with bronchitis. 

Every time someone quits what they were born to do, the light gets a little dimmer for everyone. 

"Bro Country": the worst music genre ever? Or the best? You decide.