Low Desert Punk
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Record label information
Founded 2002 (Duna; ended in 2008)
2008 (Low Desert Punk; ended in 2013)
Genre(s) Desert Rock, Stoner Rock
Country of Origin United States
Based in Palm Desert, California
Joshua Tree, California

Low Desert Punk and Duna Records were both record labels formed by Brant Bjork to publish his music. The latter label in Duna was formed in 2002 after the dissolution of Man's Ruin Records and largely featured his music along with a few associated acts until 2008.

In 2008, Brant Bjork would start his second label in Low Desert Punk, focusing on re-issues of classic Brant albums and some newer material.

Background[edit | edit source]

Duna Records (2002 - 2008)[edit | edit source]

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Brant Bjork would found Duna Records in early 2002 largely as a means to publish his own music along with some associated acts. The website in it's early days focused on news related to Brant releases and some tour dates listed with Mondo Generator (Whom he was playing with at the time.). On 30 April 2002, Duna's first published release would be Brant Bjork & The Operators (In collaboration with The Music Cartel).

Following the initial release, the label would focus on Brant Bjork's new releases along with reissues (Along with vinyl editions) with solo albums by John McBain and Vic du Monte (Notably the only two releases on Duna besides Brant). The label would also secure a distribution deal with Cobraside. Not long after the release of Somera Sól in May 2007, Brant would relocate to Spain and the label would effectively dissolve.

Low Desert Punk (2008 - 2013)[edit | edit source]

Less than a year after the dissolution of Duna, Brant would form Low Desert Punk as a label for his recent solo output (Along with reissues of classic Brant material, complimented with mini-documentaries on the Low Desert Punk YouTube.). The first Low Desert Punk release would be Punk Rock Guilt, released on 13 May 2008, with a reissue of Somera Sól following shortly after.

The label would remain active until roughly 2013. The actual last release on the label was Gods & Goddesses in 2010, with no new Brant solo releases following due to the Kyuss Lives! reunion and subsequently Vista Chino. Following Vista Chino's dissolution, Brant would return to his solo career and sign to Napalm Records in 2013 for three releases, followed by signing to Heavy Psych Sounds in 2018 with a re-issue campaign by that label.

Roster[edit | edit source]

Selected Discography[edit | edit source]

Duna Records[edit | edit source]

Low Desert Punk[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

V·T·E Brant Bjork
Solo Albums JalamantaBrant Bjork & The OperatorsKeep Your Cool.Local AngelSaved By Magic (As Brant Bjork & The Bros) • Tres DiasSomera Sól (As Brant Bjork & The Bros) • Punk Rock GuiltGods & GoddessesBlack Flower Power (As Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band) • Tao of The DevilMankind WomanJacoozziBrant Bjork
Other Solo Releases SabbiaFalling To SpaceEurope '16
Fu Manchu No One Rides For FreeThe Action Is GoJailbreak / Blueberries & ChromeGodzillaEatin' Dust(Godzilla's) Eatin' DustKing Of The RoadCalifornia Crossing
Kyuss Sons of KyussWretchBlues for the Red SunWelcome to Sky Valley
Mondo Generator Cocaine RodeoA Drug Problem That Never ExistedUse Once and Destroy Me Tour 2003I Never SleepAustralian Tour EP 2008
Other Associated Bands and Selected Releases The Desert SessionsVista ChinoPeaceChéSounds of LiberationFatso JetsonSolarfeastGossamerBalls For Days
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