New Donovan’s Brain Albums

Donovan’s Brain are completing work on their new albums Sandbox Dispatches and Two Suns Two Shadows. The two albums, twenty songs will be released in one package titled Sandbox Shadows, Work on these new songs began in the spring of 2016, just after the release of Heirloom Varieties. Recording was interrupted to make time for assembling the tracks for the box set Convolutions Of he Brain. Five songs from the new material were poached for the split album, Burnt Trees In The Snow, released in 2019. The prolific writing and recording that followed led to the decision to release the two new albums as a set. A dozen more songs have been written and recorded for the follow up. The two cds are wrapped in a 15″ x 15″ poster insert. The poster and cds are package in a custom slipcover. Mid-summer release is planned. The death of Brain bassist Tom Stevens has meant Joe Hughes and Jim Dickson were engaged to complete the bass tracks on the album. You can follow the detailed recording diary on the Donovan’s Brain site.

Deniz Tek is currently making plans for his next album. The song are written. Deniz hopes to return to live gigs now that the travel restrictions are being lifted.

Two archive projects have also been completed. Deniz Tek And The Golden Breed – Glass Eye World and Donovan’s Brain – Tiny Crustacean Light Show have been remixed for reissue.

Donovan’s Brain are scheduled to appear on the companion album to the film So Good I Can’t Take It. Compilation producer Dave Martens selected a very early track from the Donovan’s Brain cassette. An edited version of Lowlands has been sent off for mastering.

 

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Back In Business

The Career site had been updated to WordPress. It is now mobile friendly.

The Shop is now being hosted by Discogs. They simplifies the complex worldwide postage issues. Donovan’s Brain digital sales are now available on Bandcamp.

We are currently updating the content and cleaning up the content. More to come soon


Deniz Tek Detroit Repress

Deniz Tek DetroitDeniz Tek’s album Detroit has been out of print on both CD and vinyl for some time. We were offered a chance to repress the vinyl by our manufacture. Furnace was clearing their warehouse and let us know they still had the metal parts needed for a repress. This will be the third repress and limited to 300 copies.


Keeping Busy

Career Records has been quietly busy during this world wide crisis. Deniz Tek was forced to cancel a short Australian tour. He’s now back in Hawaii working on material for his next album. His plans for an August recording session are currently uncertain.

Donovan’s Brain has been moving forward on songs for their next album. Ric Parnell was able to travel to GLEA just prior to the Montana lock down for a two day recording session. Drums were added to ten new songs. Finish work is now proceeding at a rapid pace. Bob Sutliff and Ron Sanchez have colaborated on a new song which should appear on either the Brain album or Bob’s solo album.

Long term plans also include a Roy Loney And The Long Shots compilation. Full Grown Head has been out of print almost as soon as it was released. JIm Sangster is researching the Egg Studio archives for all the necessary materials.


Roy Loney

Yesterday morning we learned Roy Loney had lost a long battle with a severe illness. Career Records is saddened to lose a very special friend.

Roy Loney