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Career Records was launched in the fall of 2002 by Deniz Tek and Ron Sanchez as an outlet for their many musical projects. The label is fully self contained, with a small circle of of musicians and artists who lend their talents as needed. God's Little Ear Acre is the in house recording studio where much of the work is carried out.
The goal has always been to work with select group of artists we respect. While we might like to have signed others, our small roster, Donovan's Brain, The Nomads, Roy Loney and Deniz Tek are the priorities for us at the moment.
Career Records also maintains a mail order shop, offering all the the Career releases, and a number of other related items. We also administer distribution for The Last Of The Bad Men and Richard Treece. You will find Career Records music on CD Baby and iTunes, Amazon.com and a dozen other digital platforms if you prefer to shop there.
As well as the shop and artist information, you will find photo galleries, essays about what we do and reviews of artists and music we like, Ron's radio show play lists, and a news page that is updated regularly.
That's News To Us
February 3, 2017
Prison Mouse Video And New Deniz Tek Album
Deniz and James Williamson have joined up for the Acoustic KO project. A four song ep of acoustic Stooges covers is set for release.
Plans for recording new material this summer are now being arranged. Deniz has delivered 8 demos. A guitar instrumental album will be recorded with Ric Parnell and Bob Brown. A second album of new songs is also being discussed.
December 24, 2016
Donovan's Brain Box Set
Work on the Donovan's Brain Box Set, Convolutions Of The Brain, is now nearly complete. One song is awaiting a new bass part. Four others are scheduled for remixing. The 48 song, three CD set contains four hours of music. The centerpiece of the set are 13 Terrastock Rehearsal performances recorded in the studio with Richard Treece. There will be 23 Treece performances spread over the three discs, over two hours of rare and unreleased songs featuring his amazing guitar.
Convolutions gathers up all the Brain compilation and tribute tracks, 10 film soundtracks songs, and 11 never before released pieces. Three priviously released album tracks have got new mixes. Joey's In The Pouch will appear twice each featuring a unique Richard Teece guitar solo not heard on the original release.
Deniz Tek is heard on nine songs, including a live in the studio Brain version of the Radio Birdman tune More Fun. Dave Walker, Ken Whaley and Malcolm Morley also make major appearences.
You will find complete details on the Convolutions Of The Brain page. Jump Here
The set is scheduled to be released on September 1st, 2017.
September 24, 2016
Deniz Tek - Mean Old Twister Order Now
Deniz Tek's new album Mean Old Twister is now available for advance order. The album and CD each feature unique cover art. The CD comes with an 8 page booklet. The vinyl includes a download card. Visit the Career Records Mail Order Shop Here
Deniz will be playing two album launch gigs in Australia. A European tour is scheduled for Spring 2017. US shows are cunnently being discussed.
• SYDNEY: Friday 7 October at the Factory Floor
• NEWCASTLE: Saturday 8 October at the Cambridge Hotel Front Bar
August 24, 2016
Deniz Tek - Mean Old Twister Release Date
The vinyl release sports a Deniz Tek painting on the cover. The CD is a photograph of Deniz's famous Epiphone guitar. Read More Here
Planning for the follow up has already begun. More about that soon.
May 13, 2016
Deniz Tek - Mean Old Twister
Donovan's Brain Sighting
Deniz Tek's new album titled Mean Old Twister is set for release at the end of August. The album is at the pressing plant and the cover design completed. The twelve new originals pick up where Detroit left off. A couple of new musical textures are added to keep things moving forward. The album will be available on CD and vinyl. Citadel will release the CD in Australia.
Meanwhile, Donovan's Brain member Tony Miller made a brief appearence in Bozeman. Tony was travelling for work and had the chance to see much of Western Montana. Drinks and dinner were had. Tony had a listen to a new song which has been under construction, Ministry Of False Alarms. He suggested a vocal part he could add. The track has been sent to Color Wheel for overdubs.
Work on the next Donovan's Brain album of new material will continue while the second archive project moves to the head of the line. This double disc set will cover the period 1995 to 2015 and feature Richard Treece. The GLEA vault holds several hours of unreleased songs and performances. This set will also round up several compilation tracks. A full track listing will appear in the near future.
January 30, 2016
Career Records Shop News
All non-US orders will now be processed through our Discogs.com store. Postage will be calcuated for each order. In the past the postage costs were included in the price. This method is no longer possible. We will continue to offer all Career Releases at the lowest price possible. Ordering multiple will reduce the postage per item.
January 18, 2016
Donovan's Brain - Radio Airplay Around The World
New Albums In The Works
Donovan's Brain have been getting heavy radio play El Sotono Show heard on Radio Three, Spanish National Radio and The Plastico Elastico Show. Sebastian Gerber has continued to play Heriloom Varieties on his Cosmik Debris Show at 3MDR-fm In Australia as has Jack Rabid on The Big Take Over Radio Show. Heirloom Varieties was on Jack's Top 100 for 2015 list.
Donovan's Brain are currently recording demos for a new album and single. Work has also begun on a second release from the archives. This new collection will feature Richard Treece. Two tracks for this double CD have been mixed over the last weeks. No release dates have been set.
November 09, 2015
Donovan's Brain - Brighten Up Show Video
October 28, 2015
Donovan's Brain - Heirloom Varieties Vinyl In Stock
The vinyl edition of Heirloom Varieties was delivered today on schedule. The 11 song album comes with a download card for the full 14 song CD running order. The albums has received good reviews and heavy radio play around the world. Visit the Career Shop to purchase the vinyl or CD versions. To celebrate this new release, the Donovan's Brain catalog is being offered at a special low price.
September 14, 2015
Donovan's Brain - New Album Available Now
The new Donovan's Brain album is now available from the Career Records Shop. The 14 song CD edition is shipping now. The 11 song vinyl edition will ship in late October. A download card is included with every vinyl copy.
Read the first review of the new album Here
Streaming audio and a detailed song by song breakdown of the album can be found at Donovans-Brain.net
August 8, 2015
Deiz Tek - New Album
Work on Deniz's new album in now nearly completed. Deniz has been back in Montana for a few days and made time to review progress and supervise additional overdubs. Ron Sanchez from Donovan's Brain added keyboards to two tracks. Deniz revised his guitar parts and added fresh vocals. He figured coming off a month long Radio Birdman tour would see him playing in top form.
Rob Younger has asked if he could mix the new album. Deniz is currently negotiating with Sydney recording studios for session dates. It is hoped he will be able to get the album mixed and mastered before the end of the year. Release date will be announced.
June 28, 2015
Donovan's Brain Album #9
Heirloom Varieties, the vinyl edition has now been mastered and sent off to be pressed. If all goes will expect an October 1 release. The CD variation will head off to the the factory in a few weeks. Fourteen songs were completed for this album. The LP has a modified 11 song track listing due to time limitations. A 14 song download card will be included.
The last few months of work on the new album saw several last minute changes and additions. As expected Matt Piucci added his distinctive guitar to a pair of tracks. The unexpected arrival of Chis Wilkinson-Hughes on vocals has been a welcome addition. Kris is from the same Jackson, MS scene as Bobby. She currently lives in the UK and fronts her own band Cicero Buck. Expect to hear more of Kris on the next album.
The first tentitive work on the next album has begun.
June 4, 2015
New Donovan's Brain Album
Another Man Done Gone
The completion of the new Donovan's Brain coincided with the news that our long time
co-conspirator Richard Treece had passed away at his London home on May 26th, 2015.
Ron Sanchez and Richard Treece were first introduced in 1978. In the early 90s Nigel Cross suggested to Ron that he reconnect and see what assistance he could offer to Richard and his band then known as the Archers. When Donovan's Brain MK2 collapsed, Richard and Ron hatched a plan to salvage the tracks recored for Eclipse And Debris. The results encouraged them to continue to collaboration over the next three albums.
An appearence at the Seattle Terrastock Festival was a highlight of this effort. Richard also played on several tracks which appeared on various compilations. Most recently Richard was heard on the Donovan's Brain - Nomads split EP No Cops Haul Ass.
Richard Treece 1949 - 2015
February 15, 2015
Donovan's Brain, Nomads and Deniz Tek Reviewed
January 27, 2015
Donovan's Brain and Deniz Tek Back In The Studio
Deniz has been recording vocals for his new album this last week in Hawaii. Bob Brown has flown over to do the recording. A session has been booked for the Sping in Bozeman. Two new tracks weill be recorded as well as guitar overdubs.
Meanwhile finish work on the Donovan's Brain album has resumed. 14 songs have been selected for inclusion on the album. A work list has been drawn up and everyone assigned tasks.
Shambaholic was review on the Terrascope website. Read it Here
Shambaholic and the recent 7" releases should now be found on iTunes and other digital platforms. The Deniz Tek 45 has been expanded to include three bonus tracks. These are from the same live session that produced the b-side cove of Oh Well. You can read the I-94 Bar review of the latter Here
December 24, 2014
Radio Birdman Paddington 1977 and Radios Appear Vinyl Now In Stock
The career shop is now taking orders for the Radio Birdman Paddington Town Hall double album and the Trafalger Edition of Radios Appear. The Box Set is now sold out. We are unable to get more copies. There are no plans to repress this at this point. Buy Here
Novenber 24, 2014
Deniz Tek Live On Rabid Track
November 4, 2014
Donovan's Brain - Shambaholic Now Streaming At Green Monkey
The new Donovan's Brain release Shambaholic has been chosen the Green Monkey Album Of The Month by label boss Tom Dyer. The complete album and bonus tracks are streaming all month at Green Monkey Records LIsten Here
October 25, 2014
Order New Deniz Tek And Donovan's Brain Releases Now
We are now shipping orders for the three latest Career Records releases. Denz Tek's Crossroads, The Brain- Nomads Split EP and Shambaholic are selling briskly, with copies sent to the far ends of the world. We expect all three to sell out.
August 26, 2014
New From Career Records
The third part of our newest release is now headed to press. Twenty years after it was originally completed Shambaholic is now set for its first release. The 16 songs have now been mastered and the cover art is complete. The limited edition Shambaholic CD will only be available by mail order from the Career Records Shop. The album will be bundled with a copy of the rare Light Proof Visions EP which contains four original 1994 Shambaholic mixes.
July 6, 2014
New Donovan's Brain Release
Deniz Tek Live Radio Session
Donovan's Brain appear on the the Dwight Twilley Tribute, Twilley Won't Mind. Released this week. Other participants include Michael Carpenter, Matt Keating, Spike Priggen, and True Stories (Bart Mendoza). This limited edition CD is now available from the Career Shop.
Deniz Tek recorded a live session and was interviewed for Jack Rabid's Big Take Over Show on Break Through Radio. The show debuts June 9th. This session features Deniz backed by Ric Parnell, Bob Brown and Ron Sanchez, the group that recorded the bulk of the Detroit album. The two hour show features four songs recorded for this broadcast, interview and some choice records selected by Jack.
June 10, 2014
Roy Loney Tears Up The North West
Deniz Tek In Europe
Roy Loney played two North West shows this weekend with the Trip Wires and The Minus 5. The show at Mississippi Studios in Portland was a barn burner. Scott McCaughey sat in on piano and vocals. The show was professionally recorded and may find a release in the future.
Deniz Tek's tour has gotten off to a good start. Nick from the Nomads dropped in on the Stockholm show to say hello.
June 2, 2014
Donovan's Brain Lost Album Restored
Donovan's Brain have set aside work on the new album to complete work on the unreleased 1994 album Shambaholic. The current plan is to release this at the same time as the new EP. This limited edition CD release will include the original 12 track album, 3 songs from the Butterfly Wheel cassette and the unreleased title track recorded for the Eclipse And Debris. Ric Parnell has recorded new drums and the band have added some new parts. The whole lot is currently being remixed. You can read more about this at the Donovan's Brain page.
May 17, 2014
Deniz Tek In The Studio And On The Road
Deniz returned to Montana this month with the goal of recording the basic tracks for his new album. Work began in Billings where the thirteen new demos were reviewed. Time was also allotted to add guitar solos on two of the new Donovan's Brain tracks. The following week the Deniz, Ric Parnell and Ron Sanchez regrouped in Bozeman for three days of recording. The final day was dedicated to recording a live in the studio performance which will be broadcast in July. One of the live tracks, a cover of the 1969 Fleetwood Mac single Oh Well has been selected for the B-side of a new Career single. Another single will be available at the tour merch table. This one features the album track Can Of Soup on the top side. The flipside is a previously unreleased instrumental Song For Dave.
DENIZ TEK AND THE BAD MEN
US/EUROPE TOUR - MAY/JUNE 2014
28/05 LANCASTER, PA - USA - American Bar & Grill
29/05 NYC - USA - Bowery Electric (w/STEVE WYNN & The Miracle 3)
30/05 LONG BRANCH, NJ - USA - Brighton Bar
03/06 OSLO, NORWAY - Kulturhuset
04/06 MOSS, NORWAY - Tivolikjeller
05/06 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Lilla Hotellbaren
06/06 HALDEN, NORWAY - Feelgood
07/06 GOTEBORG, SWEDEN - Henriksberg
08/06 MALMO, SWEDEN - Folk & Rock
09/06 HAMBURG, GERMANY - Hafenklang
10/06 BERLIN, GERMANY - White Trash
12/06 NANCY, FRANCE - Royal Royal Pub
13/06 PARIS, FRANCE - La Mecanique Ondulatoire
14/06 KORTRIJK, BELGIUM - The Pit's
15/06 HONFLEUR, FRANCE - La Batolune
16/06 ROUEN, FRANCE - Le 3 Piece Muzic Club
17/06 KOLN, GERMANY - Sonic Ballroom
18/06 BAYREUTH, GERMANY - Schokofabrik
19/06 GENEVE, SWITZERLAND - La Graviere - Les Acacias
20/06 STUTTGART GERMANY - Goldmark's
21/06 ARCO (TN), ITALY - Festa della Musica
22/06 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - Wirtschaft Zum Transit
23/06 VOGOGNA (VB), ITALYLa Loggia del Leopardo
24/06 BRESCIA, ITALY - Lio Bar
25/06 SAVIGNANO SUL RUBICONE (FC), ITALY - Sidro
26/06 LA SPEZIA, ITALY - Boss
27/06 ANCONA, ITALY - Fun House
28/06 BUCINE, ITALY - Spectre Club
29/06 BARZANÒ (LC), ITALY - Fin Qui Tutto Bene Festival
30/06 TBA, ITALY
01/07 ZANÈ (VI), ITALY - Cascina Irma
March 27, 2014
Deniz Tek New Record And A European Tour
Deniz Tek will be returning to the studio in early May to resume work on the follow up to Detroit. Several songs were recorded in the summer of 2013. It is hoped the balance of the album can be tracked over the two days scheduled. Deniz, Ric Parnell and Bob Brown will also be recording a radio session for Jack Rabid. Time has also been booked for Deniz to added guitar to the new Donovan's Brain album.
Dates for a June European Tour should be confirmed soon. What for that announcement.
January 27, 2014
New Release 2014
Expect a pair of singles at the end of summer. The plan is to release a Deniz Tek 45 and a Nomads - Donovan's Brain split EP. This will be all unreleased material. Deniz plans to record the A-side when he visits in May. The flip was recorded during the course of the Detroit sessions.
Donovan's Brain are offering up a song recorded for Turned Up Later, but not used. A second Brain track may be added to their side. The Nomads contribute a cover of an unreleased Brain song they recorded in 1999. This also features appearances by Richard Treece and Ron Sanchez.
Last Update: Friday, 3 February, 2017 9:11