|Studio album by Brant Bjork|
|Released||September 10 2018|
|Recorded||March 2018 at Zainaland in Twentynine Palms, California, USA|
|Genre||Stoner Rock, Desert Rock, Psychedelic Rock|
|Label||Heavy Psych Sounds|
|Producer||Brant Bjork, Bubba Dupree|
|Brant Bjork chronology|
| Europe '16 |
| Mankind Woman |
| Jacoozzi |
A press release reveals that the album is Bjork’s most lyrically complex, as well as his first that integrated a producer and co-writer. Bubba Dupree of the Low Desert Punk Band served as a close collaborator for Bjork on the album, which was recorded this past March in the California desert town of 29 Palms and engineered by Yosef Sanborn of Massive FX Pedals.
In March of 2018, the recording took place 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.
Brant Bjork and Bubba DuPree describe the sound of Mankind Woman as modern classic. It is evidently clear that both Brant and Bubba specialize in the craft of the sound and feel of the music spawned in the 60’s and 70’s and this record is undoubtedly a testament to this great era of song and sound, 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 makes here a record that reminds the listener that it was the ingredients of jazz, blues and funk that makes rock music taste so good.
On 12 June 2018, Heavy Psych Sounds and Brant Bjork would announce details and the forthcoming release date on Mankind Woman.On 3 July 2018, Heavy Psych Sounds would premiere "Chocolatize" from the album. Along with a six-panel digipak and standard black vinyl, Mankind Woman will feature the following limited vinyl editions: Test Pressing (50 Copies), Transparent Splatter (750 copies), 3-Color Orange/Purple/Yellow (250 copies), Yellow/Brown/Red A/B Side Burst (250 copies) and Brown in Orange "Colour in Colour" (100 copies)
All music by Brant Bjork and Bubba Dupree and all lyrics by Brant Bjork except where noted.
- 01. Chocolatize (2:37)
- 02. Lazy Wizards (2:59)
- 03. Charlie Gin (3:56)
- 04. Mankind Woman (2:13)
- 05. Pisces (4:34)
- 06. Swagger & Sway (4:04)
- 07. Somebody (4:45) (Music: Bjork/Dupree; Lyrics: Dupree)
- 08. Pretty Hairy (3:55) (Music: Bjork/Dupree; Lyrics: Sean Wheeler)
- 09. Brand New Old Times (2:07)
- 10. 1968 (3:09)
- 11. Nation Of Indica (4:49) (Music: Bjork/Dupree; Lyrics: Bjork/Wheeler)
- Brant Bjork - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Songwriting, Producer
- Bubba Dupree - Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Vocals Songwriting, Producer, Additional Recording, Mixing
- Armand Secco Sabal - Bass (1)
- Nick Oliveri - Backing Vocals (1)
- Sean Wheeler - Vocals
- Yosef Sanborn - Recording, Engineer
- John McBain - Mastering
- Robin Gnista - Sleeve Design
|V·T·E Brant Bjork|
|Solo Albums||Jalamanta • Brant Bjork & The Operators • Keep Your Cool. • Local Angel • Saved By Magic (As Brant Bjork & The Bros) • Tres Dias • Somera Sól (As Brant Bjork & The Bros) • Punk Rock Guilt • Gods & Goddesses • Black Flower Power (As Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band) • Tao of The Devil • Mankind Woman • Jacoozzi • Brant Bjork|
|Other Solo Releases||Sabbia • Falling To Space • Europe '16|
|Fu Manchu||No One Rides For Free • The Action Is Go • Jailbreak • Eatin' Dust • King Of The Road • California Crossing|
|Kyuss||Sons of Kyuss • Wretch • Blues for the Red Sun • Welcome to Sky Valley|
|Mondo Generator||Cocaine Rodeo • A Drug Problem That Never Existed • Use Once and Destroy Me Tour 2003 • I Never Sleep • Australian Tour EP 2008|
|Other Associated Bands and Selected Releases||The Desert Sessions • Vista Chino • Peace • Ché • Sounds of Liberation • Fatso Jetson • Solarfeast • Gossamer • Balls For Days|