Donovan’s Brain – Release Delayed

Unforeseen printing issues have pushed back the release of Faith In Failure. Delivery was expected this week, but that has now changed. Our manufacture is now saying we should see copies by May 1st. There is a slight chance that can be moved up. Some pressure is being applied. Apologies to all those that took advantage of the advance order offer on Band Camp.

Two more new Career releases are in the works. Detail will be revealed soon.

Faith In Failure – New Donovan’s Brain Album March 2023

The new Donovan’s Brain release is now in the hands of the pressing plant.

Ten new songs were recorded between 2021 and January 2023. The sessions were interrupted for a few weeks in early 2022 to assemble Chiêm Bao Thấy Bậu, a collection of film music.

Faith In Failure should be seen as the follow up to Sandbox Shadows. The influence of the experimental soundtrack music can be heard in the mix.

Meanwhile several archive Brain related songs are currently being mixed for a project to be revealed shortly.

Career Records is also preparing a second 2023 release. Details will be made available soon. Look for this in August.

Donovan’s Brain are currently writing new material for their next album.

Deniz Tek Tour – Donovan’s Brain New Releases

Deniz Tek has announced European tour dates for early 2023. The band will include Anne Tek, Keith Streng and Bob Brown









Donovan’s Brain has released two digital singles. Carefully Considered Answers b/w Donnerdodal und Emanziopation features a remix of the A-side and an unreleased version of the B-side. This is a benefit for Bobby Sutliff’s wife Wendy. The second release features Richard Treece on two previously unreleased recordings. The multitrack file for The Overture was recently located allowing for the first mix of this session from 2004. The B-side is a previously unheard rough mix of a track that appeared on the Convolutions box set. Both are only available at the Career Records Band Camp Shop
A new Donovan’s Brain album is currently being completed.

Donovan’s Brain Archive Release

A very early Donovan’s Brain recording has just been released on the compilation of Montana bands 1979 – 1991 Without Warning. This two LP set is the companion to the Kirk LeClaire 2019 documentary So Good, I Can’t Take It. The album is available from Lost Sounds Montana at their Band Camp Store.


Lowlands was included on the 1990 cassette release Peer Pressure League. The version on this new album has been edited for better results.

Career Records is hoping to add a few copies of Without Warning to their Discogs shop in the near future.

Farewell Bobby Sutliff

Bobby Sutliff passed away on Monday evening, August 29th. He had been moved to hospice just two weeks after being diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer.

We are all in a state of shock about this unexpected news. Funeral services will be held on Saturday the 10th in Delaware, OH.

Bobby was known for his work with the Mississippi band The Windbreakers. He later had a successful solo career. Bobby joined the ranks of Donovan’s Brain in 2005, first appearing on A Defeat Of Echoes. After helping on Roy Loney’s Shake It Or Leave It album he became a full time member of Donovan’s Brain. He has appeared on every release since. He will also be heard on the next Brain album, Faith In Failure which is due in early 2023. The solo album he had been working on my eventually see the light of day.


A Go Fund Me Page has been created to raise fund to assist Bobby’s wife Wendy: Give Bobby A Hand