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Jay Brannan

August 3rd, 2012  |  Published in Artists

   

Singer/songwriter Jay Brannan is a New Yorker by way of Texas, California, and several stops in between. He first made headlines as an actor in John Cameron Mitchell’s indie film sensation “Shortbus”, offering an international platform for his first full-length musical release, entitled goddamned, which made its debut as the No. 25 overall Top Album on iTunes.

One Billboard-charting covers EP, three world tours, and a slew of YouTube videos later, Brannan brings us Rob Me Blind, his second full-length album of originals, produced by Grammy-winning producer David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, The Bangles, Lana Del Rey, etc.).

Brannan’s tenor voice combined with painfully honest lyrics surrounding taboo subjects has caught the attention of critics at such influential outlets as Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, which proclaimed that Brannan “makes even the saddest lyrics easy on the ear.”

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“…wistful singer-songwriter fare…”
–David Swanson, ROLLING STONE
“…his tenor voice makes even the saddest lyrics easy on the ear.”
–Fred A. Bernstein, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“the kind of indie folk that makes you feel warm and fuzzy while tearing out your insides”
Louis Peitzman, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
“Brannan’s star is on the ascent.”
–James Reed, THE BOSTON GLOBE
“not for the faint of heart…but perfect for the brokenhearted”
–Alex Baldinger, THE WASHINGTON POST
“His voice is completely distinctive and new. Perhaps if Nick Drake, Janis Ian and Liz Phair all were
mixed up in a blender you’d get his sound and songwriting skills.”
–Matt Budd, THE HUFFINGTON POST
“The Male Joni Mitchell”
–Alex Catarinella, GEN ART PULSE
“Often erroneously billed as a ‘sensitive songwriter,’ Brannan is more like a roaring, emotional force.”
–Julian Hooper, FLAVORPILL

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