Somera Sól
Cover for the original Duna version.
Studio album by Brant Bjork & The Bros
Released May 8 2007
Recorded at Donner and Blitzen Studios in Arcadia, California, USA
Genre Stoner Rock, Desert Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz
Length 48:43
Label Duna/Low Desert Punk
Producer Brant Bjork, Ryan Snyder
Brant Bjork & The Bros chronology
Tres Dias
Somera Sól
Punk Rock Guilt

Somera Sól is the seventh solo album (And the second and final album to be billed under Brant Bjork & The Bros) by desert rocker Brant Bjork. Released in the summer of 2007, Somera Sól is a full-band effort not unlike previous records though musically the album's themes also focus on Brant's move to Spain at the time of it's release.

Released as Duna 16 (LP) and Duna 17 (CD) it would end up being the last release on the label as Duna would fold just a few months after the album's release. A CD reissue of the album the next year would serve as the second release for Brant's second label Low Desert Punk.

Background[edit | edit source]

Leading up to the recording of Somera Sól, Brant Bjork would switch up drummers, Michael Peffer being replaced by former Kyuss drummer Alfredo Hernández due to personal conflicts. Some time beforehand, Brant Bjork would relocate to Barcelona, Spain and for a time, only played live in Europe (Cortez lived in Belgium at the time while Roche and Hernández still lived in the desert parts of California. At some point in 2006 after touring Europe, the Bros would record in Donner and Blitzen Studios.[1]

Some of the songs were written and even performed a few years before the release of Somera Sól. "Ultimate Kickback" had been performed live as far back as 2004, with an alternate version making it onto Sabbia. "Chinarosa" had also been written in 2005 for the fabled New Jersey Sessions, later released as Punk Rock Guilt. "Chinarosa", "Love Is Revolution" and "The Native Tongue" also appeared in acoustic form on Tres Dias.

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

All songs written by Brant Bjork except where noted.

  • 1. Turn Yourself On (4:25)
  • 2. Love Is Revolution (4:59)
  • 3. Shrine Communications (4:00)
  • 4. Oblivion (2:52)
  • 5. The Native Tongue (5:01)
  • 6. Freaks of Nature (5:46) (Brant Bjork/Sean Wheeler)
  • 7. Ultimate Kickback (5:29)
  • 8. Chinarosa (4:37)
  • 9. Lion Wings (6:26)
  • 10. Blood In The Gallery (4:38) (Dylan Roche/Mario Lalli)

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Brant Bjork - Guitar, Vocals, Artwork, Producer
  • Dylan Roche - Bass
  • Cortez - Guitar
  • Alfredo Hernández - Drums, Percussion
  • Sean Wheeler - Vocals (5)
  • Vince Meghrouni - Saxophone, Flute (9, 10)
  • Mario Lalli - Guitar, Vocals (10)
  • Olive Lalli - Vocals (10)
  • Mathias Schneeberger - Recording, Mixing
  • Evren Göknar - Mastering
  • Dave Snyder - Producer
  • Cale Bunker - Artwork, Art Direction
  • Denise DiVitto - Management, Booking

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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