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Work on the follow up to Turned Up Later is nearly completed.Fourteen songs have been recorded with everyone contributing to the songwriting. Matt Piucci will again apprear on with the Brain. Deniz Tek has also contributed gutiar on two songs. Our newest member Kris Wilkinson-Hughes has been adding some harmonies as the mixing proceeds.


A limited edition release of the restored 1994 Shambaholic album is now shipping. This is the first of a planned series of releases from the vast archive of unheard Brain matter. You can read more about it here. A split EP with The Nomads is also now available from Career Records. The Brain are heard performing a new song Bread Man Burning and Snow In Miami which was was recorded in 1998 for Tiny Crustacean Light Show but never used. The Nomads cover the unreleased Donovan's Brain hot rod instrumental No Cops, Haul Ass.

The 2013 album of new material is titled Turned Up Later. It is released as a 12 song CD and a 13 song extended album. You can read about the three years making of this new album on the History Page. A video preview can be seen here. Work on the follow up has already begun.The Brain can also be heard on the Dwight Twilley Tribute album Twilley Won't Mind, released in July 2014. .

The one constant since the inception of Donovan's Brain has been instigator, Ron Sanchez. The Donovan's Brain universe has expanded to include a star cluster of talent. The current recording group is staffed by Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman) and Bobby Sutliff (The Windbreakers), Tony Miller (Ideal Free Distribution), bassist Bob Brown (Deniz Tek Group), drummer Ric Parnell (Spinal Tap, Atomic Rooster), and Scott Sutherland (Model Rockets). Over the past 17 years, Donovan's Brain has been joined in the studio and on stage by many of our friends: Jason Lytle, The Young Fresh Fellows, Matt Piucci (Rain Parade) and members of The Posies, Help Yourself, Man, The Idle Race, Plummet Airlines, and the Nomads. Donovan's Brain also serve as the Career Records house band, having recorded with Deniz Tek, Angie Pepper, Roy Loney, The Plaintiffs, Penny Ikinger and Richard Booth.ron sanchez

This Montana based recording workshop was formed as a reply to the "anyone can start a band" philosophy found in the mid 80's local Bozeman music scene. Donovan's Brain first entered your consciousness in 1994 when they appeared on the premier edition of the Hit The Hay compilations. The path the band has followed over the next two decades has been as complex and unexpected, much like the modern psychedelic sounds they create.

Fires Which Burnt Brightly, the sixth full album from Donovan's Brain, was released on October 20, 2009. You can read reviews here

A trip around this site will reveal some of the answers you might be looking for about Donovan's Brain. If you landed here looking to purchase any Donovan's Brain music, the Discography Pages now have a link to the Career Shop, the best place to buy all the Brain CD and vinyl releases. You will find links to iTunes and CD Baby when you arrive at the store. You might want to visit the Career Records site for news and updates about the Donovan's Brain and all Career artists and our friends...


Last Update: 10 May, 2015 4:28 AM

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