Jon Bryant Shares New Track “Ya Ya Ya Ya” + U.S. Tour Dates

March 28, 2019 BY Nettwerk

“‘Paradise,’ the record’s first single, is a ‘70s-inspired soft rock jam à la Jim James. It’s got that unmistakable west coast groove with a something a little more insidious simmering beneath the surface.” — Collide

“Raw, vulnerable, and emotionally naked, Jon Bryant’s new music is a full submission of the self – making us all the more excited for what’s to come in Cult Classic” — Atwood

“Jon Bryant will float you along on his fascinating musical haze…and soon you know why he is clearly well worth keeping an eye on.” — Dansen de Beren

Vancouver-based alternative artist Jon Bryant has announced U.S. tour dates supporting Old Sea Brigade beginning April 2nd in Carrboro, NC and ending May 2nd in Nashville, TN (all dates below). Along with this news, he shares album track  “Ya Ya Ya Ya” from his upcoming full-length Cult Classic, out May 17th.  He says of the song, “There comes a time in all relationships where communication breaks down and seemingly harmless situations become straining. Sometimes these small vessels of chaos result in disaster. We develop auto-responses to deal with these awkward moments all the while allowing the monster to devour whatever good is left of the relationship. We long for the old days, before the chaos when it was so easy and passionate…a cherished memory now fading into extinction as ‘real life’ locks in. ‘Ya Ya Ya Ya’ is a reminder to talk things through out loud before shit hits the fan.”


In 2015, Jon Bryant joined a cult. His short-lived time in and subsequent separation from this cult would inspire the concept of his Nettwerk debut album Cult Classic. After reclaiming his independence, Bryant penned tunes everywhere from Nova Scotia and Vancouver to Seattle, Los Angeles, and Australia. He explains, “In the early days of writing the music for this album, I saw myself (and the world around me) through the lens of a cult. It was only until I was involved with one, did I actually realize that they’re interwoven through so much of culture. To be in a cult is to be human.” 

Settling into Afterlife Studios (Vancouver) with producer John Raham, he set about recording Cult Classic in 2017. This time around, he switched up the process. Rather than compose on guitar, he challenged himself by writing on piano from the start and found childhood inspiration from artists such as Bruce Hornsby, The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. By welcoming analog warm synths into the sonic architecture, he explored styles that he had always wanted. As a result, the sound evokes a sweeping and soaring cinematic scope.

Stay tuned for more album news from Jon Bryant.

Jon Bryant Tour Dates (supporting Old Sea Brigade):
04/02: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04/03: Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd
04/04: NYC @ Mercury Lounge
04/05: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
04/06: Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
04/07: Boston, MA @ Great Scott
04/09: Toronto, ON @ Drake
04/10: Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
04/11: Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
04/12: Chicago, IL @ Schubas
04/13: Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse
04/14: Ames, IA @ Maintenance Shop
04/16: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
04/17: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
04/19: Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
04/20: Seattle, WA @ Ba’rboza
04/23: San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
04/24: Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
04/27: Dallas, TX @ Ruins
04/28: Austin, TX @ Mohawk Indoors
05/01: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
05/02: Nashville, TN @ The Basement