watch Brant Bjork’s “Chocolatize” video
Stoner rock vet Brant Bjork (ex-Kyuss and Fu Manchu) released his new solo album Mankind Woman last week on Heavy Psych Sounds (order yours) and we're now premiering the video for opening track "Chocolatize." The video begins with Brant talking to the camera about finally getting the test pressing for the new album. He hits play, starts playing guitar along with the song's "Hand of Doom"-indebted riff, and then picks up his drumsticks and heads to the practice space, and that's when the video properly begins. It's got Brant, Brant, and Brant playing guitar, bass, and drums, and some of the lyrics pop up via a series of Brant's trucker hats. Jeff Edwards (who produced, shot, and edited the video) adds in some psychedelic visuals for good measure. Here's what Brant tells us about it:
"Chocolatize" is about solidifying your "thing", your "trip", and finding your tribe through osmosis. The video concept was the vision of my manager, Doctor Jones, and myself. We borrowed Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" cue card concept and exchanged it with my longtime habit of writing words on the blank, white front of my trucker hats. This was then mixed with a psychedelic, stoney version of the Youtube "show & tell" trend. Mix ingredients and stir well.
You can watch the video and stream the whole album below. Tour dates are listed below too.
Brant Bjork -- 2018 Tour Dates
October 5 Calgary, AB The Palomino
October 6 Edmonton, AB Free Mason Hall (Brant Bjork DJ set ONLY)
October 7 Edmonton, AB The Starlite (w/ Earthess)
October 9 San Diego, CA Spacebar
October 10 Los Angeles, CA The Redwood (w/ Nebula)
October 11 Las Vegas, NV Vamp'd
October 12 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriets (w/ Nebula)
October 13 Long Beach, CA Alex's Bar (w/ Earthless)
October 16 Hermosillo, Mexico Pizza Del Perro Negro (w/ Sgt. Papers)
October 18 Merida, Mexico) Pizza Del Perro Negro
October 20 Mexico City, Mexico Rabioso / Pizza Del Perro Negro