Donovan’s Brain New EP

The Agitated Brain. A new EP marks the debut of Donovan’s Brain MK7. Three new, noisy songs which will not be on the new album.

Joe Adragna comes on board at full speed. More than just the new Donovan’s Brain drummer. He sings, he writes and he plays. Scott Sutherland and Ron Sanchez each have a song on the EP too.

Ric Parnell makes a ghostly appearance on one song. He’ll be around for a while more.

This release also marks the arrival of Pete Weiss as our mastering guru.

This will be our first Band Camp Friday release of the year. That’s this Friday February 2nd.

The new Donovan’s Brain album is on schedule for a release this summer.

 


Deniz Tek and Radio Birdman News

Deniz Tek and Jeff Dahl have released a single. The two songs were recorded last Hawaii. Love/Hate” Is out n Cleopatra Records. Deniz has said he hopes they will be able to record an album in the near future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Birdman has announced a series of Australian show for June and July of this year. They are celebrating fifty years as a band. These may or may not be the final Birdman shows. The band seem to be leaving the door open for now.

Meanwhile Deniz working on an album of new songs. Details will be revealed at a future date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Career Year 2023

2023 is shaping up to be the biggest year for the Career Records Label since 2003.

The release schedule for 2024 looks to be nearly as ambitious as 2023. Donovan’s Brain are preparing an EP to be released at the beginning of the year. This will serve as an introduction to the new line up and a preview of the album which should be out by mid year. The three song EP will be a digital only release via Bandcamp. Ron Sanchez, Scott Sutherland and Joe Adrongna will have one song each. The songs are performed by the three core members, with Ric Parnell in the drum throne on one.  The new album was mostly assembled in the last year. As is often the case, a few songs are left over from the previous album sessions. Joe drums on five of the songs, with Ric on nine.  Deniz Tek, Tony Miller, Joe Hughes, Kris Hughes and Matt Piucci are also expected to contribute to the album. The new look Brain is already compiling material for the follow up to these two releases.

Deniz Tek has been working on a new album as well. Ric Parnell is the drummer on this one. More about that when the time comes. Den and Jeff Dahl have teamed up for a single to be released on Cleopatra in the new year. Den and Jeff are naighbors on The Big Island. It’s hope this collaboration will spawn a full album for Career.

Wendy Yee had been cataloging Bobby’s Sutliff’s audio archives with the goal of releasing a serious of demo collections. Bob Sings And Plays has been well received. We are also discussing a possible CD release of the cassette only Griffin Bay.

The Sand Pebbles first US release has exceeded ir expectations. The extent of their fanbase in the States had been an unknown factor. The availability of new LP and CD locally has made it easier for US fans to purchase the release. San Pebbles, Bobby Sutliff, Jeff Dahl and Donovan’s Brain have captured great reviews and radio play in the US, Australia and Europe.


New Bobby Sutliff Solo Album Now Available

Bobby Sutliff’s final solo album is now available. The album was recorded between 2017 and 2022. Two songs were originally began as Donovan’s Brain songs, but returned to Bobby for his own album. Eight of the ten songs are originals. There is a cover of a John Fahey song and a traditional. The CD add two demos and an unfinished track. A  vinyl release is scheduled for early next year.

You can purchase the CD and digital downloads from the Bobby Sutliff Band Camp page or the Career Records Discogs Store.

JEM Records is releasing Bobby’s debut solo album, Only Ghosts Remain on CD for the first time. This reissue adds eleven songs from Bobby’s other solo albums. This is set to be released at the end of September.

 

 

 

 

 

Career has picked up the distribution for Jeff Dahl’s latest CD All My Friends Are Crows. Jeff has along career dating back to the late 70s. Deniz Tek introduced Jeff to the label. The two have completed a single that will be released in the near future by Cleopatra. You can purchase this rockin’ CD  at our Discogs Store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Career Records is also releasing the new Sand Pebbles album The Antagonist. Pre-orders are now available at Band Camp. The CD and vinyl will be shipping in October. We’ve been looking forward to working with this fab band for a long time.

Sand Pebbles - The Antagonist


New Donovan Brain Releases

Unexpected printing delays have pushed back the release of Faith In Failure until the first week of May. The album was originally scheduled to arrive in mid-March.

*****Up Date*****
Faith In Failure has now shipped from the pressing plant. It is now available from our Band Camp Store and our Discogs Shop

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donovan’s Brain will also be appearing on the new Penny Ikinger collection Travels And Travails. Penny’s album has also been beset by a pressing delays. The Brain backed Penny on her US tour in 2004. These recordings are from the rehearsals for that tour.The two tracks were recently mixed for this release from the original 16 track tapes