US ROCKERS BLEND GRUNGE AND POWER-POP IN 11TH ALBUM SONIC INVASION
Nashville based JEFF The Brotherhood formed 15 years ago in high school and have since been storming through the US underground with their grunge-pop, sonic-assault. Releasing records with overwhelming momentum, new album ‘Zone’ marks their eleventh studio release. Though it appears this has taken its toll on the bands sanity. LTW asked band mates and brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall how their sound had changed over time; “Once we got our spaceship and we left the earth’s atmosphere we received signal from an unknown land. This signal enabled us to evolve our sound toward a separate ‘tonfrequenz wellenlange’.”… Ok then guys, pretty far out. The truth is the band mix Weezer like riffs with psych, fuzzed up overtones. New album ‘Zone’ is an exhilarating auditory exploration through power-pop. We wanted to know more about the albums theme. Jake replied; There are several themes, mainly animism, caliology, and Die existentielle Krise der modernen Mittelschicht.” At this point we were wondering if the band were a little wasted on tour when answering these questions, but just to make sure, we asked how they picked the title for their album (hold onto your hat for this one); “As soon as our spaceship left earth’s atmosphere we started receiving signal, but it wasn’t until we left our home system that we received this particular message. We first interpreted it as “ZOME” but later recognized the mistake we made and uncovered the true message that was being delivered. ” Well, a very insightful notion from JEFF The Brotherhood there! Following up from two previous album released in 2015, ‘Wasted on the Dream’ featuring members of Best Coast and The Raconteurs, and the wildly psychedelic ‘Global Chakra Rhythms’. ‘Zone’ builds on the sound fashioned on the previous releases and arrives as the third instalment of a slow burning ‘spiritual trilogy’ of albums that began with ‘Heavy Days’ (2009) and ‘We are the Champions’ (2011).
From the outburst of lead single ‘Roachin’ to the math-rock structure of ‘Punishment’ JEFF The Brotherhood thrive in epitomizing the laid back, heavy blues Nashville sound of their peers whilst giving it their own spin.
SOUNDS LIKE: WEEZER/GET INUIT/BEST COAST
OUT NOW: ‘ZONE’ (DINE ALONE RECORDS)