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