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JEFF the Brotherhood
with Uncle Bad Touch and Hand Cream
From the Promoter
Jake and Jamin Orrall, aka JEFF The Brotherhood, are seen by many to be latter-day pioneers of the Nashville rock scene, but they see themselves as brothers who can't remember not playing music together for fun. Their family-owned, vinyl-centered record label, Infinity Cat Recordings, has been a pillar of support for Nashville bands since 2002 (with 60 releases to date) and was named "Nashville's Best Record Label 2010" by the Nashville Scene. But their first love has always been the Brotherhood known as JEFF.
Known for their relentless touring and their "we'll play anywhere" mentality, they have built a reputation for stripping rock music down to it's basics, and delivering mind-bending live shows with Jamin's three drums and three cymbals and Jake's three-string guitar and ferocious vocals. JEFF The Brotherhood's work ethic practically defines D.I.Y., from their simple but compelling videos to their self-produced and critically acclaimed albums, EP's and singles.
The band clocked in over 230 shows in the past year and received critical acclaim for their Heavy Days album from the likes of Brooklyn Vegan, Spin, Nylon, Village Voice, the New Yorker, KEXP, Maximum Rock n' Roll, and MANY more. Now, JEFF is ready for 2011 (or as Nashville's Dead calls it "the year of the Brotherhood") with their finest album to date, We Are The Champions.
Recorded by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Sleater Kinney, Velvet Underground ), the self-produced album takes their music to new heights, while continuing to dig into what Spin calls "the sweet spot between punk and hard rock." Their ultimately undefinable music has been described as psychedelic, classic rock, kraut-punk, garage pop, monster metal, scrungy, filthy, fizzy and fresh.
"Postadolescent bros dig into the sweet spot between punk and hard rock." - Spin
"Yes, this Nashville duo (who are actually brothers, although neither is called Jeff) make really loud, really fast music. But it’s also really catchy. Just try to get through one of their sets without stomping your foot and pumping your fist." - Nylon Magazine
"Jeff the Brotherhood brings a garage-rock attack to ’70s stoner metal, sounding something like Queens of the Stone Age if they recorded a tribute album to the Standells or some other Nuggets rock band." - Entertainment Weekly
"Seriously, Jake and Jamin put on one of the rockin-est, most fun shows I've seen this year." - Brooklyn Vegan
"Jeff specialized in Nirvana-inspired riffs and noisy punk tantrums, and their singer wasn’t afraid to put on a show." - CMJ
"Epic by name, likewise by scope, JEFF: The Brotherhood features two actual, no-kidding brothers, Jake and Jamin Orrall, pounding minimalist punk-psych from whichever surface squeals loudest." - Village Voice
"JEFF the Brotherhood are two brothers whom we have grown to love as our own. Jake and Jamin hail from Nashville, TN but share psychedelic mayhem wherever they roam." - theTripwire