The PopDose Interview: Cait Brennan

As our amazing, maddening, joyous, heartbreaking 2017 draws to a close, we're revisiting some of the staggeringly great reviews and press Third received throughout the year. POPDOSE writer Keith Creighton, one of the first to champion Cait's debut record Debutante, knows her journey and her music better than almost anyone, and this funny, revealing interview proves it. Read it at POPDOSE and find out where the bodies are buried, how she chucked a perfectly good record to make Third, and what (if anything) Cait's Cumberbatch fetish is all about

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Third hits Amazon's Alternative Rock Top 40!

The late bloomer strikes again! Cait's album Third just cracked the top 40 on Amazon's Alternative Rock sales charts. While these charts fluctuate a lot, it's a very exciting development, and we're grateful for the tremendous support. The album is on sale at Amazon for just five bucks through November, so you can help keep it going--and cast a $5 vote of support for more Cait Brennan albums in the future--by getting the album here: https://www.amazon.com/Third-Cait-Brennan/dp/B06Y4J4GGT/

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Cait on the Spent Saints tour this weekend in LA!

This Saturday, October 28, Cait joins Brian Smith's Spent Saints roadshow at the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill on the fabulous Sunset Strip, on a once in a lifetime lineup with Brian, the mighty Miss Pamela Des Barres, and Frankie + The Studs. Readings from Brian and Pamela, music from Cait and Frankie, and the world premiere of new films from the book (some featuring Cait's songs!) Did we mention not to miss it? Yeah, that. Visit spentsaints.com for more on the book, the films, the music and the tour. 

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Cait talks to Vice about Jackie Shane

"One of soul music's great gifts is its power to express suffering and yet somehow simultaneously alleviate it, both for the singer and the listener. I think of that a lot when I hear Jackie Shane sing," Cait tells Vice's Sam Reidel. Pioneering trans soul singer Jackie Shane graced us with a handful of amazing recordings before stepping out of the spotlight in 1971. A brilliant new Numero Group box set collects those sides and finally gives Jackie a chance to tell her own story. Cait and trans musician Mel Stone talk to Sam Reidel about Jackie Shane here. 

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No Depression on Third: "Prepare to be dazzled"

Doesn't get much better than Hyperbolum's No Depression review of Third! "Brennan’s full-length 2016 debut, Debutante, set a high bar for this follow-up...since this is technically her third album, it’s ineligible for a sophomore slump. And slump this is not. ‘Ascent’ is more apt. Those new to Brennan should prepare to be dazzled; fans should prepare to be dazzled anew. 

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Transforming Glam: Cait Brennan In Memphis

"Cait Brennan sings these words, and everything else on her new album, Third, as if her life depended on it," writes the Memphis Flyer's Alex Greene. "Not that she can't reveal a light touch, as when she sings, 'he knows too much, I think we'll have to kill him.' If the latter is built on a bedrock of T. Rex hand claps and chugging electric guitars, mixing the lighthearted with the murderous, that just comes with the territory..." Read the rest of the story and catch up on Cait's Memphis adventures here

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Omaha Comic Con: Cait Brennan vs Nellie Oleson!

Like any sensible girl in the 1970s and beyond, Cait Brennan grew up having night terrors about "Little House On The Prairie"'s own Nellie Oleson, the meanest mean girl in all of the meangirliverse. This Friday, July 7, we'll see if she's got what it takes as Cait squares off for a no holds barred con kickoff Q&A with the mighty Alison Arngrim, the actress who brought Nellie to life! It's the beginning of a very full weekend of events at O Comic Con at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. Cait will be playing two concerts, hosting the unofficial kickoff session and leading a screenwriting panel/seminar on creating great characters for the big (and small) screen! So many great guests at O Comic Con this year and we're thrilled to be a part of it. 

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LA Weekly: Cait Brennan Could Be Pop/Rock's Next Big Thing

"Earlier this year, the 47-year-old singer-songwriter released Debutante, which is as powerful a debut as any in recent memory. If you combined Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney, Rhodes, and a touch of Jane Wiedlin into one person, you’d have Brennan, whose sound identifies clearly with the most timeless and idiosyncratic songwriters in rock & roll," writes LA Weekly Music's Tom Reardon in a wonderful interview/profile out this morning in advance of Cait's show at International Pop Overthrow LA Saturday 7/30 at Molly Malone's. Read the article and please like/share! Thank you Tom and LA Weekly!

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Popdose: Cait Brennan's Debutante a "conquer the world album" like Against Me!, Green Day, G&R!

"Debutante, a sparkling album produced by Cait Brennan and Fernando Perdomo, is right up there with the great “drenched in blood, sweat & tears, leave everything on the table, conquer the world” albums like Against Me’s New Wave, Guns & Roses’ Appetite for Destruction, Green Day’s American Idiot and Smashing Pumpkins’ Gish."

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American Songwriter on Cait Brennan: "incandescent ...glorious!"

"...the glorious, Debutante...from the crashing Pop thunder of “Good Morning And Goodnight” (think a desperate Harry Nilsson backed by a punkish ELO), to the White Album-era ballad of “Dear Arthur,” to the forlorn, Bowie-esque beauty of “Showman,” Debutante depicts an artist remarkably conversant with the last forty years of Pop, who is able to blend her influences and obsessions into one glimmering musical gem after another.

"Now that we have lost that glorious weirdo, David Bowie, it’s also nice to know that a new one, Cait Brennan, is hovering into view...Which feels like a bit of solace for those of us who felt Bowie’s loss so keenly. In other words, it’s nice to have a new songwriter out there, who is so … out there!"   --Peter Gerstenzang, American Songwriter magazine, 2016-01-25              

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Popshifter on Debutante: "One hell of a debut... timeless, joyful, clever and wonderful"

Debutante is one hell of a debut album. From the high fructose, upbeat balladry of “Once Upon A Nevermind” to the rich and soulful “Showman” (as a quick aside, you just don’t hear the word “defibrillators” enough in lyrics), Cait Brennan has made a glimmering record full of heart and hope and harmony. It’s a timeless album; joyful, clever, and wonderful. You owe it to yourself to hear her. - See more at: http://popshifter.com/2016-01-22/music-review-cait-brennan-debutante/#sthash.UbnDiFBl.rBszjRgD.dpuf

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