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RECENT SUPPORTS & TOURS: Pixies, Violent Femmes, Manchester Orchestra, New Pornographers, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Rural Alberta Advantage, Chuck Ragan, Rocky Votolato

"Newski's live shows are part rock n' roll, part stand up, and part therapy. In the end, the room is won over." -Jim McGuinn, The Current, MPLS

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

RECENT PRESS: Rolling Stone, Boston Globe, Paste, Consequence of Sound, Visions, Blurt.

Recent radio play highlights: SiriusXM, The Current MPLS, WXRT Chicago, WXPN Philadelphia, Lightning 100 Nashville, Radio Milwaukee, The Summit Cleveland.

Everyone is under the thumb of something: anxiety, toxic relationships, self-bullying, a miserable job, the list goes on. Life Upside Down is an album about turning life right side up. It's about getting free from the worst enemy of all: thyself.

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Brett Newski has certainly kicked his own ass over the past 6 years, touring infinitely (mostly alone) and wandering down the rabbit hole of anxiety that comes with wanderlust. Yet, the shaky times have blossomed into positive creative energy on his third LP, LIFE UPSIDE DOWN.

"Anxiety can actually be a good thing. If you use it right, that nervous energy can be channeled into motivation or creativity," explains Newski. "Even the most seemingly confident people have self doubt."

Produced by Hutch Harris of Sub-Pop & Saddle Creek legends The Thermals and engineered by Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Superchunk, Bob Mould), Life Upside Down is a beautiful catharsis to a happier brain and sense of belonging. If you frequently find yourself stuck in your own head traffic, this record might help get you free.

  • "Loudest acoustic act ever." -Daytrotter

  • “NICE POWER POP.” -WXPN, Philadelphia


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


  • "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

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