Jay Brannan Announces NYC Show On March 23 To Celebrate Release Of New Album 'Rob Me Blind'
New York-based singer/songwriter Jay Brannan will celebrate the release of his highly-anticipated sophomore album Rob Me Blind (out March 27) with a special hometown show at Le Poisson Rouge on Friday, March 23 at 8:00pm. (Tickets on sale here: http://bit.ly/xgdS55.)
Brannan released his critically lauded debut album goddamned in 2008, but first gained attention with his role in John Cameron Mitchell’s 2006 indie film Shortbus, where he performed his original song, “Soda Shop.” For his sophomore effort, he teams up with Grammy-winning producer David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, The Bangles), who brings instrumental textures to Jay’s songwriting, hinting at a slightly new direction for the minimalist artist while maintaining the signature qualities of a Jay Brannan album: brutal honesty, sharp wit, and sparkling melodies.
Jay’s debut album goddamned (2008) landed at No. 25 on iTunes’ overall albums chart upon its release. His tenor voice combined with painfully honest lyrics surrounding taboo subjects caught the attention of critics at such influential outlets as Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, which proclaimed that Jay “makes even the saddest lyrics easy on the ear.” In the Summer of 2009, he released In Living Cover, a covers album consisting of seven cover songs book-ended by two originals, which he recorded in a friend’s bedroom-studio in Brooklyn. It topped the Singer/Songwriter chart on iTunes and reached No. 10 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.
He has spent the past few years touring multiple times around the globe, including the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Brazil, South Africa, Israel, and Australia. While usually performing alone with guitar, he can occasionally be found onstage with cello or violin, and maybe even jumping on a piano for a song or two. Each show is peppered with a healthy amount of commentary, often expounding on the observations, adventures, and frustrations of his daily life.
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