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 below!
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.
Already described as his catchiest to date, this 11-track gem 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.”
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 album 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!
BRANT BJORK TOUR
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
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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