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Sisters, Screaming Females & JEFF the Brotherhood ———- new records, NYC shows & other 2009 Tour Dates

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Sisters – Accolades (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sisters – Street Cars (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Screaming Females – Bell (Mp3)

JEFF the Brotherhood
Jeff the Brotherhood

Nashville’s hard-rockin’ duo JEFF the Brotherhood are invading the NYC-area for five shows in as many days, including two separate record-release shows at Death by Audio for their two new split-7″s. The first 7″ and DbA show (Sunday, 4/19) is with Brooklyn two-piece Sisters. The second 7″ and DbA show (Monday, 4/20) is with New Brunswick, NJ’s Screaming Females. Other NYC dates include Market Hotel, and Death by Audio again. All dates below.

[Jeff the…] Brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall are Nashville scene mainstays, and were at one point both in Be Your Own Pet. Says the Nashville branch of The Deli:

When it comes to JEFF the Brotherhood and Nashville, there are two kinds of people: those that love their music and those who haven’t heard it yet. If you are in the former group, you most likely already own this album; if you belong to the latter, then stop reading this and go buy it right now. JEFF’s fast-paced blend of psychedelic garage rock has been waking up neighbors from surrounding basements for a few years now, and as a result a steady fan base has emerged. The Orrall brothers (Jake and Jamin) certainly seem to know what they’re doing–their last release, Castle Storm, received a positive response from practically everyone who heard it, and now they’re back with a new album, The Boys R Back in Town. JEFF’s songs are similar to a shot of whiskey. They’re short, they’re sweet, and they hit hard.

I picked up the Jeff/Sisters 7″ at Sisters’ show at Dead Herring this past weekend and both sides are pretty good. The show was my introduction to Sisters and I left a fan. For just two guys (singer Aaron Pfannebecker and drummer Matt Conboy), they use a massive stack of amps (and effects pedals) which makes for great knock-you-back indie rock a la Dinosaur Jr., Husker Du or Isn’t Anything-era My Bloody Valentine.

Sisters
Sisters

Sisters‘ debut album is due out on Death by Audio Records this summer. They’ve got more shows coming up in addition to Sunday’s 7″ release party and all the dates are at the bottom of this post.

Screaming Females
Screaming Females

Screaming Females, meanwhile, only feature one female, singer Marissa Paternoster… but her pipes have the power of a gang of girls. In addition to the split-7′ with Jeff the Brotherhood, their new full-length, Power Move, came out April 14th, and have been getting a lot of attention, most recently in this week’s Village Voice:

Whether they’re making the floor tremble at Brooklyn DIY hot spot Silent Barn, playing beneath a perilously low and crumbling ceiling in New Brunswick, or performing all lit up at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (where they recently opened for Throwing Muses), a Screaming Females show is a noisy, thrilling thing. Wearing a trademark vintage mandarin dress as she wails and pumps out frenetic riffs, Paternoster’s bangs fall over her eyes, her mouth stretched in a cartoonish oval that echoes her glossy bowl-cut as her voice swoops between throat-bleeding howls and catchy choruses, the disciplined racket of the rhythm section seething behind her. The band’s new full-length, Power Move, their third, is full of prickly rock and darkly clever tunes that blend angsty yelling, feverish melodies, and guitar-goddess solos in ways that variously recall Sleater-Kinney, Fugazi, and the Gits, with occasional hints of the kind of slinky, dirty blues perfected by the Gossip.

Check out their track, “Bell,” at the top of this post. Tour dates and videos for all three bands after the jump…

Jeff the Brotherhood – Noo Sixties

Jeff the Brotherhood 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 17 rumours Richmond, Virginia
Apr 18 7″ Release with Screaming Females @ Meat town usa! new brunswick, New Jersey
Apr 19 death by audio (w/sisters) brooklyn, New York
Apr 20 death by audio (w/screaming females) brooklyn, New York
Apr 21 market hotel (w/sisters) Brooklyn, New York
Apr 22 death by audio (w/ black pus, sisters) Brooklyn, New York
Apr 23 hexagon space w/ sisters Baltimore, Maryland
Apr 24 WZLY Radio show (w/ Sisters) Wellesly, Massachusetts
Apr 24 TBA w/ sisters providence, Rhode Island
Apr 25 meat town usa (w/ mattress) New Brunswick, New Jersey
Apr 28 the 529 (w/ kintaro) Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 29 Caledonia Lounge (w/ HAM1) Athens, Georgia
May 1 bbb complex (bury your bike 2 fest) jacksonville, Florida
May 7 the end (w/ screaming females) nashville, Tennessee
May 14 mercy lounge (w/ royal bangs) 18+ nashville, Tennessee
May 19 new french bar (w/ turbo fruits) asheville, North Carolina
May 22 cakeshop (w/turbo fruits) New York, New York
May 23 don pedros (w/ turbo fruits) Brooklyn, New York
May 26 go bar (w/ turbo fruits) Athens, Georgia
Jul 9 the end (w/ jay reatard) Nashville, Tennessee

Sisters 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 19 7″ R E L E A S E SHOW with J E F F at DEATH BY AUDIO Brooklyn, New York
Apr 21 MARKET HOTEL with JEFF the BROTHERHOOD Brooklyn, New York
Apr 23 Hexagon Space Baltimore, Maryland
Apr 24 TGIF on WZLY Radio Wellesley, Massachusetts
Apr 24 Wellesley House Party Wellesley, Massachusetts
Apr 25 MIT Radio Cambridge, Massachusetts
Apr 25 Doorhaus with Screaming Females and Zebu Williamsburg, Massachusetts
May 14 Cameo Brooklyn, New York
Jun 4 CRASHIN IN at Public Assembly Brooklyn, New York
Jun 5 PA’s Lounge Somerville, Massachusetts

Screaming Females – Bell

Screaming Females 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 17 Record Release Weekend! ~ Court Tavern (21+) New Brunswick, New Jersey
Apr 18 Record Release Weekend – MeatTownUSA (all ages) New Brunswick, New Jersey
Apr 20 Death By Audio/ NYC album release! (all ages) Brooklyn, New York
Apr 21 AS220 (all ages) Providence, Rhode Island
Apr 22 Gay Gardens (all ages) Allston, Massachusetts
Apr 23 Ella Bella’s Cafe (all ages) Rochester, New Hampshire
Apr 24 Geno’s (21+) Portland, Maine
Apr 25 DoorhAus (all ages) Williamsburg, Massachusetts
Apr 26 Westcott Community Center (all ages) Syracuse, New York
Apr 27 Sugar City (all ages) Buffalo, New York
Apr 28 Modern Formations Gallery (all ages) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apr 29 Used Kids Records In-store (all ages) Columbus, Ohio
Apr 29 Legion of Doom (all ages) Columbus, Ohio
Apr 30 Trumbullplex (all ages) Detroit, Michigan
May 1 Beer Can Garden (all ages) Ann Arbor, Michigan
May 2 Permanent Records in-store (all ages) Chicago, Illinois
May 2 The Mopery (all ages) Chicago, Illinois
May 3 Moria (all ages) Indianapolis, Indiana
May 4 The Cinemat (all ages) Bloomington, Indiana
May 5 Skull Alley (all ages) Louisville, Kentucky
May 6 Booby’s (19+) Carbondale, Illinois
May 7 The End (18+) Nashville, Tennessee
May 8 Arkansas Community Arts Cooperative (all ages) Little Rock, Arkansas
May 9 Mohawk ~ inside (all ages) Austin, Texas
May 10 TBA Baton Rouge, Louisiana
May 11 Big Top (all ages) New Orleans, Louisiana
May 12 Sluggo’s (all ages) Pensacola, Florida
May 13 The Kickstand (all ages) Gainesville, Florida
May 14 The Hanger (all ages) Athens, Georgia
May 15 TBA Chattanooga, Tennessee
May 16 TBA Asheville, North Carolina
May 17 The Nightlight (all ages) Chapel Hill, North Carolina
May 18 TBA Richmond, Virginia
May 19 Winstons (18+) Chesapeake, Virginia
May 20 Big Bear Cafe (all ages) ., Washington DC
May 21 Charm City Art Space (all ages) Baltimore, Maryland
May 22 Danger Danger Gallery (all ages) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 23 Market Hotel (all ages) Brooklyn, New York
May 30 Maxwell’s (all ages) Hoboken, New Jersey
Jul 31 House of Nostromo (all ages) Oakland, California
Aug 5 TBA Bellingham, Washington
Aug 6 TBA Olympia, Washington
Aug 7 Comet Tavern (21+?) Seattle, Washington
Aug 11 Biko Garage (all ages) Isla Vista, California
Aug 15 Thee Parkside – Starcleaner Thrillfest Showcase San Francisco, California

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