Desert rock legend BRANT BJORK shares new album « Mankind Woman » in full via Revolver ; out September 14th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

Absolute desert rock icon BRANT BJORK (former Kyuss and Fu Manchu) is unveiling his thirteenth solo album in its entirety courtesy of Revolver Magazine. Reviving the true spirit of rock with an unprecedented sense of groove –the one and only Brant Bjork Groove – new album « Mankind Woman » is landing September 14th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.
 
Listen to BRANT BJORK’s new album « Mankind Woman » HERE
 
« 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 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 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 rocker. Revolver Magazine states: « Mankind Woman showcases the talents of two lifelong passionate music lovers looking forward rather than mining their respective past successes. »
« Mankind Woman finds the desert rock legend rediscovering his footing by
planting his feet firmly in the past
. »
Decibel Magazine (USA)

« A warm, embracing record that crackles and fizzes and invites you into the room with it. »
Shindig! Magazine (UK)

« ‘Mankind Woman’ ranks right up there as one of the very best releases of his career so far. Superb! » – Uberrock (UK)

« Like a travel in time into the 60’s and 70’s: Hypnotic guitar riffs and the distinctive groove of the stoner icon Brant Bjork, you won’t get out of your ears! »
RCN Magazin (De)

« Who always wanted to know how the compressed musical version of the 1969-Woodstock line up sounds, will find all answers in ‘Mankind Woman’. »
Metal Hammer Germany 

 

BRANT BJORK New album « Mankind Woman »
Out September 14th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records
– Vinyl and CD preorder 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. A must-have for all collectors, genre-fans and beyond!

But this September also holds more exciting editions for all BRANT BJORK and genre-fans, that will make every collector’s heart beat faster: Heavy Psych Sounds Records has just announced to re-release the classics ‘Tres Dias’ as well as ‘Local Angel’ from BRANT BJORK’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.
Catch BRANT BJORK on his upcoming European and US tour dates:

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 NO Drammen @ Union Scene
03.11.18 SW Stockholm @ Debaser Strand
04.11.18 SW Göteborg @ Sticky Fingers
05.11.18 SW Malmö @ Kulturbolaget
06.11.18 DE Hamburg @ Fabrik
07.11.18 NL Amsterdam @ Melkweg
08.11.18 BE Leuven @ Het Depot
09.11.18 UK London @ Garage
10.11.18 FR Paris @ Petit Bain
11.11.18 NL Tilburg @ O13
12.11.18 DE Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
13.11.18 CH Zürich @ Rote Fabrik
14.11.18 CH Martigny @ Caves Du Manoir
15.11.18 IT Turin @ Spazio 211
16.11.18 AT Innsbruck @ Hafen (Heavy Psych Sounds Festival)
17.11.18 DE Munich @ Feierwerk
18.11.18 AT Vienna @ Arena
19.11.18 DE Dresden @ Beatpol
20.11.18 DE Berlin @ Festsaal Kreuzberg

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