Shortbus Alumnus Jay Brannan Announces Debut Album/Summer Tour

jayb.jpgJay Brannan announces the highly anticipated release of his debut album, goddamned, due out July 1st (digital) /July 15 (cd).

The debut was recorded at Los Angeles’ famed Village Recording Studios with producer Will Golden (Meiko).     Brannan has decided to release the album through his own Great Depression Records, despite major label courting.

Jay first turned heads and gained international attention with his performance in John Cameron Mitchell’s critically acclaimed film Shortbus. In addition to receiving praise for his acting talent, Jay began to gain notice for his song “Soda Shop,” performed in the film and released on Conor Oberst’s Team Love label.     It remains the #1 most downloaded track from the soundtrack.

Brannan has operated an enviable online campaign from his studio apartment, premiering bedroom versions of his new songs on MySpace, YouTube and Facebook.   Over 3 million people have watched the clips, shot entirely from his laptop.   Online devotion has translated to a live draw, with worldwide sellouts including Los Angeles, London, Paris, Cape Town, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Vancouver and New York City.     An EP entitled Unmastered has sold over 30,000 tracks through iTunes and a 1,000 piece run of this EP, each with a different Polaroid cover, sold out in a day.

Jay’s first national tour kicks off just after the release:

July 11 – Boston, MA @ The Paradise
July 13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
July 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
July 16 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
July 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
July 20 – Dallas, TX @ The Loft
July 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
July 24 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill
July 25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
July 26 – Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
July 28 – Chicago, IL @ Lakeshore Theatre

Photo By Dee The Gambler

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