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JEFF the Brotherhood announce new LP & tour (listen to “Parachute”)

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JEFF the Brotherhood have announced new album Magick Songs which will be out September 7 via Dine Alone. This record is pretty different for Jake and Jamin Orrall, who made the album with Kunal Prakash (Viva L’American Death Ray Music/Quintron’s Weather Warlock Band) and Jack Lawrence (Raconteurs/The Dead Weather), with additional contributions from Jenna Moynihan of Daddy Issues, and Bully’s Reece Lazarus. “It was a huge change for us,” Jake Orrall says, “but the music that we had been making up to this point had just kind of fizzled out. It got stale for us. We felt like we’d hit a dead end and we were really excited to try some new things. We built this record from scratch with all of us in a room together which was a really different approach than anything we’d done before, and spent 5 months working day in and day out. Our average time for recording a record before this was 3 days, so there wasn’t really any room or time for this kind of experimentation.”

Magick Songs is pretty far away from the party jam rippers of JEFF’s early records — the band cites ’80s and ’90s Japanese experimental music as a big influence here — and you can hear the difference on the first shared track from the LP, “Parachute,” which has an almost pastoral vibe. Listen to that below.

The new four-piece lineup of JEFF will be on tour this fall, including a Brooklyn show at Elsewhere Hall on September 27 and NJ’s Asbury Lanes on September 28. Tickets for Elsewhere and Asbury Lanes go on sale Friday, July 20 at 10 AM and noon respectively. All dates are listed below.

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Tracklist:
1. Focus On The Magick
2. Camel Swallowed Whole
3. Singing Garden
4. Parachute
5. Celebration
6. Locator
7. Wasted Lands
8. Relish
9. The Mother
10. Magick Man
11. Heavy Journey
12. Farewell To The Sun

JEFF The Brotherhood – 2018 Tour Dates
Sept 17 Columbus, OH Rumba Cafe
Sept 18 Detroit, MI El Club
Sept 19 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
Sept 20 Cleveland, OH Mahall’s
Sept 21 Buffalo, NY Mohawk
Sept 22 Kingston, NY BSP Kingston
Sept 23 Greenfield, MA The Root Cellar
Sept 24 Portsmouth, NH 3S Artspace
Sept 25 Allston, MA Great Scott
Sept 27 Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere Hall
Sept 28 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
Sept 29 Washington DC Comet Ping Pong
Sept 30 Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA
Oct 3 Durham, NC Motorco
Oct 4 Charleston, SC Pour House
Oct 5 Savannah, GA Starland Dairy
Oct 6 Atlanta, GA 529

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