Living on four continents in five years,
Brett Newski has existed on the fringe of society and 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 and crannies of earth and sub-letting rooms in Vietnam, South Africa, Germany and Wisconsin to write songs and recharge between tours. Newski’s sophomore LP “Land, Air, Sea, Garage” was recorded at a surf camp in the Sri Lankan jungle, and at home in Wisconsin. The album is about diving into the world with no safety net and landing on your feet. It’s a smart indie rock n’ roll record with tongue-in-cheek moments that show parallels to Violent Femmes, Jonathan Richman, Mountain Goats, early Weezer, Frank Turner, & Elliot Smith.
"I like the sound and the way he is forcing the world to contend with him." -Brian Ritchie, Violent Femmes
"Newski offers a tough brand of DIY folk music that has evoked comparisons to Billy Bragg." -Boston Globe
"Loudest acoustic act ever."
-Eon Hare, Daytrotter Engineer