Desert rock icon, Kyuss- and Fu Manchu legend BRANT BJORK returned to revive the true spirit of rock and just released his brand new solo album 'Mankind Woman' last Friday, September 14th with Heavy Psych Sounds Records!
With an unprecedented sense of groove – the one and only Brant Bjork Groove – 'Mankind Woman' is Brant Bjork's first ever release on European independent powerhouse Heavy Psych Sounds Records. This 11-track gem, already described as his catchiest to date, presents the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist's take on the 60s and 70s music era. Joined by long-time friend and Low Desert Punk musician Bubba Dupree, Brant Bjork blends the finest of his classic rock, rhythm'n'blues, jazz and funk influences to craft a groovy, hook-laden record that adds to a prolific and always heat-warming collection of records from the legendary desert rock king.
After the successful release of his critically acclaimed, thirteenth solo album 'Mankind Woman', Brant Bjork is now premiering a brand new music video for the track 'Chocolatize'. Welcome to Brant's living room, dive with him into the desert and the psychedelic grooves of his brand new album, your trip starts right HERE!
BRANT BJORK's New album 'Mankind Woman'
Out Now on Heavy Psych Sounds Records
- Vinyl and CD orders available at this location -
Although 'Mankind Woman' is indeed a Brant Bjork record, it is the first record Brant so closely collaborate with a producer and co-writer; his Low Desert Punk Band guitarist and friend, Bubba Dupree. Brant and Bubba wrote and performed the music along with guest appearances by bass player Armand Secco Sabal, Nick Oliveri and vocalist Sean Wheeler who has been a touring member of the Low Desert Punk Band. The recording took place in March of 2018 at Zainaland, a creative villa owned by Brant Bjork's wife, Zaina Alwan, in the California desert town of 29 Palms. The record was recorded and engineered by Yosef Sanborn who also owns and operates Massive FX pedals in Los Angeles. Multiple pedals designed by Yosef were used by Brant and Bubba for this record. Additional tracks were recorded by Bubba Dupree at Brant Bjork's home studio in Venice beach California.
Furthermore, Brant and Bubba describe the sound of 'Mankind Woman' as modern classic. It is evidently clear that both Bjork and Dupree specialize in the craft of the sound and feel of the music spawned in the 60's and 70's. This record is inspired by this great era, however the intention was not to try to recapture or mimic in retro terms these influences but to strive for a contemporary quality. Brant Bjork might have gone deeper in the lyrics than on any record before. Focusing on personal sensitivities, elite hypocrisies, racism, sexism and the daily struggle to find peace, love and understanding in today's American society. Once again, BRANT BJORK created a record that reminds the listener that it is the ingredients of the jazz, blues and funk, that makes rock music taste so good.
But this September also holds more exciting editions for all Brant Bjork and genre-fans, which will make every collector's heart beat faster: Heavy Psych Sounds Records has just recently announced to re-release the classics 'Tres Dias' as well as 'Local Angel' from Brant's back catalogue! "Tres Dias" is set for a re-release on September 21st, while the reissue of "Local Angel'" will be coming September 28th!
To celebrate his releases, Brant Bjork will be heavily touring this Fall again! Make sure to catch the desert rock legend live on his upcoming European and US tour dates, with very special guest SEAN WHEELER:
05.10.18 CAN Calgary @ The Palomino
06.10.18 CAN Edmonton @ Free Mason Hall (DJ SET ONLY)
07.10.18 CAN Edmonton @ The Starlite w/ Earthless
09.10.18 CA San Diego @ Spacebar
10.10.18 CA Los Angeles @ The Redwood w/ Nebula
11.10.18 NV @ Vamp'd
12.10.18 CA Pioneertown @ Pappy & Harriets w/ Nebula
13.10.18 CA Long Beach @ Alex's Bar w/ Earthless
16.10.18 MEX Hermosillo @ Pizza Del Perro Negro w/ Sgt. Papers
18.10.18 MEX Merida @ Pizza Del Perro Negro
20.10.18 MEX Mexico City @ Pizza Del Perro Negro/Rabioso
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02.11.18 Drammen |Union Scene, + DUNBARROW
03.11.18 Stockholm | Debaser Strand, + DUNBARROW
04.11.18 Göteborg | Sticky Fingers, + DUNBARROW
05.11.18 Malmö | Kulturbolaget, + DUNBARROW
06.11.18 Hamburg | Fabrik, + THE SONIC DAWN
07.11.18 Amsterdam | Melkweg, + THE SONIC DAWN
08.11.18 Leuven | Het Depot, + THE SONIC DAWN
09.11.18 London | Garage, + THE SONIC DAWN
10.11.18 Paris | Petit Bain, + THE SONIC DAWN
11.11.18 Tilburg | O13, + THE SONIC DAWN
12.11.18 Wiesbaden | Schlachthof, + THE SONIC DAWN
13.11.18 Zürich | Rote Fabrik, + THE SONIC DAWN
14.11.18 Martigny | Caves Du Manoir, + THE SONIC DAWN
15.11.18 Turin | Spazio 211, + THE SONIC DAWN
16.11.18 Innsbruck | Hafen (Heavy Psych Sounds Fest, + THE SONIC DAWN)
17.11.18 Munich | Feierwerk, + THE SONIC DAWN
18.11.18 Vienna | Arena, + THE SONIC DAWN
19.11.18 Dresden | Beatpol, + THE SONIC DAWN
20.11.18 Berlin | Festsaal Kreuzberg, + THE SONIC DAWN