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WEEK END ROUND UP: 5/14 - 5/20 May 20 2016, 0 Comments

SPIN CALLS COLLEEN GREEN'S NEW EP "ESSENTIAL" BUT YA ALREADY KNEW THAT DIDNT YA

WEEK END ROUND UP: 5/7 - 5/13 May 13 2016, 0 Comments

START YR SUMMER OFF WITH A BRAND SPANKIN NEW COLLEEN GREEN EP!!

WEEK END ROUND UP: 4/16 - 4/22 April 22 2016, 0 Comments

GREEN IS GOOOOOOOOD

WEEK END ROUND UP: 4/9 - 4/15 April 15 2016, 0 Comments

EVERYTHING GREEN, EVERYTHING GOLD

WEEK END ROUND UP: 3/26 - 4/1 April 01 2016, 0 Comments

WE JUST WOKE UP LAUGHING AND YOU CAN TOO!

READ "BETWEEN THE LINES" WITH COLLEEN GREEN April 01 2016, 1 Comment

NEW SELF-TITLED EP COMING OUT MAY 13TH AS PART OF THE INFINITY CAT CASSETTE SERIES!

WEEK END ROUND UP: 2/14 - 2/20 February 20 2015, 0 Comments

We are SUPER INCREDIBLY CRAZILY EXCITED for JEFF the Brotherhood to be returning home to Infinity Cat!!

WEEK END ROUND UP: 6/21 - 6/27 June 27 2014, 0 Comments

FAN OF THE WEEK aka FAN OF THE Whenever wE feEl liKe it

WEEK END ROUND UP: 5/16 - 5/23 May 23 2014, 0 Comments

SO MANY THINGS HAPPENED THIS WEEK WE'RE NOT SURE THE INTERNET CAN TAKE IT

WEEK END ROUND UP: 4/5 - 4/11 April 11 2014, 0 Comments

Ed Schrader's Music Beat reaches 150K plays & Music Band reaches all the way to Spain

Diarrhea Planet is SPIN Magazine's Album of the Week! CD Pre-order! August 12 2013, 0 Comments

and we're celebrating with a CD preorder!

SPIN PUTS JEFF THE BRO-HOOD, WILLIAM TYLER IN TOP TEN June 17 2013, 4 Comments

This weekend, Jamin was the drummer for TWO of SPIN's must-see shows!

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

 

 

 


JEFF The BROTHERHOOD COVER HAWKWIND, SET TO TOUR! May 08 2012, 5 Comments

On October 18th, 2011, JEFF The Brotherhood were joined by William Tyler (Tompkins Square), Loney Hutchins (Cleft Records) and Joey Plunket in recording Volume 3 of the Upstairs at United series. Each song in this session was recorded in a single take direct to ¼ inch tape then cut at 45 RPM for the ultimate listening experience.

Upstairs at United, Vol.3 Tracklist:Side A:
01. I’m a Freak (Wicked Lady cover)
02. In Space No One Can Hear You Scream, Part I

Side B:
01. In Space No One Can Hear You Scream, Part II
02. Master of the Universe (Hawkwind cover)

JEFF the Brotherhood 2012 Tour Dates:
05/14 – Norman, OK @ Opolis Production LLC
05/15 – Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Backroom
05/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room
05/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern *
05/19 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
05/21 – Portland, OR @ The Alladin Theater *
05/22 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune *
05/23 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux *
05/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
05/25 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up, Aspen *
05/26 – Boulder, CO @ The Fox Theatre *
05/27 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater *
05/29 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
05/30 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird *
06/01 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater *
06/02 – Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Fest
06/13 – Raleigh, NC @ The Berkeley Cafe
06/14 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
06/15 – Washington, DC @ Red Palace
06/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
06/17 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
06/18 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
06/20 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
06/21 – Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear’s Place Inc
06/22 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
06/23 – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar
06/24 – Detroit, MI @ Small’s
06/25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
07/13 – Louisville, KY @ The Forecastle Festival

* = w/ Best Coast

"The Tennessee twosome go long for Record Store Day!In October, the men of JEFF the Brotherhood recorded a session for Upstairs at United, a special series of analog recordings captured inside the storied United Record Pressing Plant in their hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. And on April 21, Record Store Day, the fruits of that straight-to-quarter-inch-tape, three-song session — the Brothers Orrall played until the tape ran out — they'll release an 11-minute cover of Hawkwind's "Master of the Universe." See it, as it happened HERE " -SPIN Magazine
"When we told you that fraternal, Nashvillian psych-garage duo JEFF the Brotherhood was slated to open some dates for queen of cat-loving, boy-crazy sunshine pop, Bethany Cosentino and her Best Coast, we also mentioned that they recorded a direct-to-quarter-inch session at United Record Pressing for Volume III of the plant’s Upstairs at United series. Included on the single in question is an 11-minute cover of Hawkwind's "Master of the Universe" featuring locals William Tyler, Loney Hutchins and Joey Plunket" -NASHVILLE SCENE


SPIN DEBUTS DIARRHEA PLANET, LP PRE-SALE ANNOUNCED August 31 2011, 1 Comment

SPIN Magazine debuted the first release from Diarrhea Planet on their website today- well, let them tell it: "Nashville sibling duo JEFF the Brotherhood have been one of SPIN's favorite bands of the past year, thanks to their fuzzbombed recordings and their unforgettable live shows. Now, they're getting behind another Nashville act, who they signed to their label, Infinity Cat, called -- um -- Diarrhea Planet. The track "Warm Ridin'" is a taut, '70s-style rocker, the sort of jam meant to be blasted on the system of an old Camaro that's barreling down the spine of suburbia. 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." You can download the song on SPIN's site right HERE. We are very proud to be releasing their kick-ass album, "Loose Jewels", on Sept 20th. If you act fast, you can be one of the first 50 pre-orders and snag a lim/ed hand tie-dyed Diarrhea Planet tank top and a mix CD. You know you want it, so go get it!


NIRVANA'S "NEVERMIND" 20TH ANNIV: SPIN'S "NEWERMIND" July 19 2011, 2 Comments

SPIN Magazine's much anticipated 20th anniversary tribute album to rock's classic "Nevermind" was released today, and one of the standout tracks comes via our own JEFF The Brotherhood. "JEFF the Brotherhood's cover of "Something in the Way" may be the only song on this compilation to capture Nirvana's signature quiet/loud dynamic effectively. They keep the verse nice and whispery and explode into a grunge-worthy, head-banging, weed-smoking version of the chorus. It's beautifully brutal and worth waiting the whole comp for." (Palm Beach New Times). Featuring stellar tracks by Meat Puppets, Titus Andronicus, Surfer Blood and, well, they're ALL RIGHT HERE, the album is an awesome free download. "Somethng In The Way" was recorded by Jake in his bedroom on cassette and "digitized" for the download at Infinity Cat's in-house studio, The Playroom.
SPIN says "as part of our package we tapped some of our favorite contemporary artists to cover the influential album's 13 songs, in their original order. The download is called Newermind, and it's our gift to you. We were happy that two of Kurt Cobain's personal faves -- the Meat Puppets and the Vaselines, both of whom Nirvana famously covered during their MTV Unplugged taping -- joined our effort."
We are happy to be part of it too. Thanks to SPIN. And much respect to Nirvana.


EVEN NEWER JEFF LP WORTH IT'S WEIGHT IN CLEAR VINYL! March 10 2011, 6 Comments

OK, this "We Are The Champions" thing is already going off the tracks. Yesterday we got 20+ emails asking us if we could send out Golden Ticket vinyl to folks who can't get to Austin.

Kind, sweet JEFF fans who won't be there but "have to have one of those little fockers", as Kellie in Olympia put it. But now these pics of the ultra-clear vinyl (yo, URP!) limited to 500 tour-only We Are The Champions (thanks for the 8 stars SPIN) are cropping up all over the blog world and the emails are endless, endless!, more than 80 so far. We will answer each one personally, one and all, and we appreciate your enthusiasm and your impossible distances from any shows, and your interesting suggestions as to what you might trade but NO.

We can NOT sell any on the website store, we can not. And we can NOT make any exceptions, and it's KILLING us, seriously, cuz we just want everyone to be HAPPY. So go to a show, get a friend to go to a show, make a new friend, hire a "friend". We hope you get to look at life through this LP! We love you!


SPIN MAGAZINE'S 20 BEST PHOTOS OF 2010 December 23 2010, 3 Comments

Chrissie Hynde, Eminem, MGMT, Courtney Love, Screaming Females, Sleigh Bells, JEFF The Brotherhood. These are a few of SPIN Magazine's 20 Best Photo's Of 2010. Here's what they say: "The Jeff the Brotherhood shoot by photographer Viki Forshee also became a favorite at SPIN HQ. "Brothers Jake and Jamin were reluctant to pose this way and frankly we made them do it anyway," says Egiziano. "This photo has been up on our wall in the art department all year. They are cute and bored and completely rock'n'roll."


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)


JEFF THE BRO-HOOD TAKE A SPIN March 12 2010, 2 Comments

Jake and Jamin talk about leather and denim, Prince and Lemmy, and their current release "Heavy Days" while sporting some smooth SPIN-supplied clothes. Pick up the new issue of SPIN (Courtney Love's on the cov) and check it out for real.