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HAP B DAY JAMIN 4/20 #CAKEIT

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JEFF preorders are SOLD OUT. Diarrhea Planet one of AP's "100 bands to watch"!

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SPLISH SPLASH WE'RE TAKIN A trip to the post office to send out Guerilla Toss tapes

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IT'S YOU! BAAAAAAAABYHEAAAAAAAAAAAAD.

SXSW RECAP March 17 2014, 0 Comments

GUEST POST BY YA GIRL WRENNE

NME, ROLLING STONE, CREAM, GUARDIAN: SDP LOVE October 28 2013, 2 Comments

Salvador Dali Parton. The band that blew up Nashville Saturday night. The band that didn't even exist last Wednesday.

MTV HIVE IS BUZZING ABOUT DIARRHEA PLANET August 20 2013, 0 Comments

So is Rolling StoneConsequence Of SoundSPINPasteImposeCMJ, and too many more to list.

DIARRHEA PLANET ON ROLLING STONE'S MUST-SEE LIST March 12 2013, 4 Comments

Our beloved Diarrhea Planet was named today to Rolling Stones "20 Must-See Acts" at SXSW. When there are 2000 bands playing, it must be hard to narrow down to 20. But we feel confident they made the right call! One listen to their debut LP "Loose Jewels" and you'll know why. Here's what RS said: "These Nashville punks play music that's as evocative as their band name, though thankfully less scatological. The band formed in 2009 and came up on the local scene playing dive bars and basements (and the occasional basement dive bar). Diarrhea Planet released a 2009 EP, Aloha, and a 2011 full-length, Loose Jewels, that are, um, packed with synapse-frying rock & roll played at whiplash speed, and laced with plenty of sing-along hooks. Read the article HERE.


WE LOVE YOU AND YOU LOVE US. THANKS. September 15 2012, 4 Comments

Hi there! Hello! We need to take a moment to tell you how happy you make us. Every week we pack up hundreds of packages and send them on their way to you, and that is very satisfying. Fun, even. So thanks for making our days so very busy with your appreciation for the music we love. We wanna share some amazing reviews with you. For Heavy Cream, Diarrhea Planet, and JEFF The Brotherhood. And on our sister label Plastic 350, Monkey Bowl and Art Circus. Here we go:

Heavy Cream "Super Treatment" "...the mostly female quartet soak their pugnacious brand of garage-rock hellfire with a thick and smelly distortion closely related to that favored by their (figurative) bros in JEFF." Spin "That intensity pays off on Super Treatment, a fast-paced album that takes a page from classic '70s bands like the Ramones and the Runaways. Recorded in San Francisco with the help of garage rocker Ty Segall on analog equipment a quarter-century old, the tracks capture the energy that the band brings with them to the stage."Elle "Listening to garage-punk band Heavy Cream is like speeding down the highway at 100 mph: fast, exhilarating, and a little bit dangerous."Nylon

Diarrhea Planet "Loose Jewels" "Its bouncy guitars are underpinned by some thunderous bass -- think the Romantics, taken on a desert rock acid trip with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme." - Spin "The puerile name notwithstanding, this Nashville garage sextet comes from an illustrious line of punk rockers who are more interested in cracking jokes than in smashing the state (think of the Dwarves or the Dead Milkmen)." - The New Yorker "It's hard to say who was having more fun during Diarrhea Planet's set—the band or their audience....Diarrhea Planet was the only band of the day to get an encore, thanks to their utter devotion to keeping the crowd enthralled." Village Voice
JEFF the Brotherhood "We Are the Champions" "The addictive southern-rock drone created by the brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall out of a drum set and lone guitar sounds far larger than would be expected from a D.I.Y. two-piece, and it is propelling the Nashville duo quickly into the national spotlight." - New York Times "....they back up the balls of this album title." - Rolling Stone (David Fricke) "Instead, they aim their sound skyward, borrowing frequently from the ecstatic energy of The Ramones and the guitar heroics of AC/DC." - NPR "But the secret weapon on their second album is an unironic embrace of the elegant, harmony-rich hooks and wide-eyed lyrics of rock forebears the Righteous Brothers, which gives the Orralls' blistering tunes their own earnest, romantic edge."Spin

 

Monkey Bowl "Space"Space, not an album to be pigeonholed, is a diverse, mellow, lyric-driven record that outfits accessible pop in various masks from soft and acoustic to bright and sparkling. The 12-track collection features a  hushed, softer rendition of JEFF the Brotherhood’s “The Tropics” that has a delicate piano base. The record leans heavily on piano hooks, like “The Secret Life of Secrets,” and one of the best is the distinct outlier, even on this mish-mash album, “You All,” with its wiry guitar and retro pop rhythm.” - The Deli National
Art Circus "Apples and Oranges" "Art Circus combines the cute nature of Au Revoir Simone with traits of electronic pop and even (if just slightly) hip hop (at least on this song). Yes, that sounds a little odd, but check out “My Heart Hurts” and I think you’ll understand. The song is slightly melodramatic and moody, backed by a dreamy drum box and indie pop synths, all fronted by Halle Jane with vocals pure and sweet. “My Heart Hurts” follows what you’ll get on Apples and Oranges: light and playful near-twee electro-influenced indie-pop. It’s bouncy, entirely lovable and super fun. Within the album are eleven tracks where Halle lends her sweet vocals to the songwriting expertise of member Robert Ellis Orrall, with assistance form Al Anderson, Canaan Smith and Ben Jones. - Fensepost "Syrupy sweet and daydreamy, Halle Jane has narrowed the wide scope of Art Circus. An influence of Madi Diaz’s unassuming sweetness and acoustic pop sense mixed with whirly piano, earnest vocals and glossy production that make it sound like an ultra girly version of Owl City, Apples & Oranges is pastel-colored, cotton candy pop filled with peach and apple pie, whipped cream and kisses. The lyrics read like diary entries, and Halle completely takes over them, making them her own as she unabashedly sings about some extremely heartfelt, sticky stuff on the topic of love and relationships. Apples & Oranges isn’t a fluff pop record; there are intrigues here, like Halle’s unusual voice, which is soft, but substantial with an inquisitive lilt. And though the record is hooky beyond belief, it isn’t tiring to listen to, keeping pretty quiet and on an even tempo throughout, so that Apples & Oranges comes out endearing and infectious, rather than overtly sappy" - The Deli National

 

 

 


ROLLING STONE NAMES "CHAMPIONS" EDITORS PICK, NOW ON CD June 26 2011, 3 Comments

Rolling Stone editor David Fricke is loving him some JEFF The Bro-hood. In his Editor's Pick (as in "Our Favorite Songs And Albums Right Now"), he opine's that "the brothers have acid on the brain, stirring harmonized distortion and sitar buzz into the boogie. And they back up the balls of this album title." And now, for those of you living in the future, "We Are The Champions" is now available on a Compact Disc! The Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an optical disc used to store digital data. It was originally developed to store and playback sound recordings, and lucky for you we have captured all the sounds of "We Are The Champions" right HERE! photo by Pooneh Ghana.


BROTHERHOOD'S "POP-WISE SCUZZ ROCK" MAKES THEM ROLLING STONE FAVE June 02 2011, 2 Comments

ROLLING STONE Magazine declared JEFF The Brotherhood their "band to watch" in THIS POST saying that Jake and Jamin "have been subjecting sweet power-pop melodies to borderline-stoner-rock and outer-space fuzz explosions for nearly a decade now. Their latest release, We Are The Champions – a self-acknowledged breakup album squarely in the tradition of Weezer's Pinkerton, except a lot sludgier – comes out in June on their own Infinity Cat label." And they debuted the Bro's first video for WATC, "Hey Friend". See it at Rolling Stone or check it out without a commercial RIGHT HERE.


BLACKBOOK, ROLLING STONE, SPIN AND MORE: SXSW March 23 2010, 7 Comments

SXSW is over but the tour continues. Here's a few press clippings from this past weekend: "Jeff the Brotherhood tore everyone’s face off with Sabbath-y monster blues metal." (BlackBook)
"Meet my new favorite band this year: Jeff the Brotherhood." (Houston Press)
"Your friendly punk pals find a real soundsystem, walk scrungy line between Melvins and Ramones." (Rolling Stone)
"Are you sick of tight pants, hipster, pseudo-intellectual, neon colored, pitchfork approved music? Look no further than the best new band of this decade who is the straw that should break the back of indie crap music - yes, the one and only Jeff the Brotherhood who is, without a doubt, the best new band of this young decade." (Pop Culture Jihad)
"SXSW is getting its healthy dose of thrash ‘n’ roll today with Nashville brother duo JEFF the Brotherhood. Smoke machine at 11:30 in the morning? We’ve had earlier, actually, but none that have rocked as hard!" (KEXP)
"A much better duo were Jeff the Brotherhood from the home of country, Nashville. What they do is take a dose of 'country' music, scuzz it up, speed it up and amplify it until the drums and guitar combo is blasting full pelt" (BBC)
"the crowd crammed into the Panache party was pretty gaga for these dudes with their thick, classic riffage" (San Francisco Weekly)
"I got frozen out of seeing Nashville riff rock duo Jeff the Brotherhood because the club had reached capacity by the time I arrived. Bad for me, good sign for the band, which has a real charisma and gift for combining punkish energy with stoner stomping." (Spin)