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BRANT BJORK (KYUSS, FU MANCHU) Set For Release Of Self-Titled New Album

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 1:34 PM


Out April 10; "Jungle in the Sound" Track Streaming

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Brant Bjork, the legendary California-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and founding member of KYUSS, will release his thirteenth studio album, the self-titled Brant Bjork, on April 10 via Heavy Psych Sounds Records. The eponymously titled effort was recorded with Yosef Sanborn in Joshua Tree, CA and mastered by John McBain (MONSTER MAGNET, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE). Bjork performed all instrumentation and vocals on the new album, stripping his unmistakable songwriting style to its core while bringing out the organic vibe that’s made him desert rock’s most crucial practitioner.

The first single from Brant Bjork is the snake-like "Jungle in the Sound", which slithers and glides seamlessly, showing off Bjork's flawless command of his craft. Stream "Jungle in the Sound" BELOW.

"Artists are committed to finding authentic confidence in worlds of insecurity," says Bjork. "Once your artist's confidence is discovered, you've surrendered to what your true creative nature is. This new record is my true creative nature and the opening song, "Jungle In The Sound", is a perfect example of that surrendering."

Track listing:

  • "Jungle in the Sound"
  • "Mary (You're Such A Lady)"
  • "Jesus Was A Bluesman"
  • "Cleaning Out the Ashtray"
  • "Duke of Dynamite"
  • "Shitkickin' Now"
  • "Stardust & Diamond Eyes"
  • "Been So Long"
Brant Bjork has spent over a quarter century at the epicenter of Californian desert rock. From cutting his teeth alongside Fatso Jetson’s Mario Lalli in hardcore punkers DE-CON to drumming and composing on KYUSS’ landmark early albums, to propelling the seminal fuzz of FU MANCHU from 1994-2001 while producing other bands, putting together offshoot projects like CHE, embarking on his solo career as a singer, guitarist and bandleader, founding his own record label and more, Bjork's history is a winding narrative of relentless, unflinching creativity. Brant Bjork's most recent releases, Mankind Woman (2018) and 2019's Jacoozzi have met to shining acclaim, hailed as "super fresh" (Brooklyn Vegan) and "effortlessly cool" (Consequence of Sound). Kerrang! is streaming Jacoozzi in full, calling the LP, "the soundtrack to your summer."


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