JEFF The Brotherhood at Terminal 5 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
JEFF The Brotherhood

"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."

Jeff The Brotherhood show an interesting side to their influence on this release. They cover Hawkwind and play epic, eight-plus-minute jams that make up the four-song EP that will be released on Record Store Day (4/21).

My guess is that JTB will concentrate on their old garage-punk standards on a recently announced string of dates in May/June. Look for the duo at Bowery Ballroom on June 17th (get your tickets starting at noon on 3/30) and Maxwell's on June 18th (no tix yet). All other tour dates are listed below.

In other news, The Guardian has an interesting article on the growing Nashville scene and how it is "American rock's hottest property"...

its On a sunny Sunday afternoon, this place doesn't look much like hipster central.. Nevertheless, this homely area of East Nashville, across the Cumberland river from downtown, is now home to possibly the biggest concentration of exciting guitar bands in one city since the White Stripes and their garage cohort emerged from Detroit at the start of the last decade.

There's Pujol, playing a snarly, unconstrained version of rock'n'roll; there's Natural Child, with their goofy Stonesisms; Heavy Cream, beefing up a more traditional version of indie rock; D Watusi, bringing the beat pop; there are the teenagers of the Paperhead, offering a Sealed Knot-style re-creation of the sound of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd; there's the noisy sibling two-piece Jeff the Brotherhood, who would be the parents of all this, were it not for Be Your Own Pet, the Nashville teens who caused a brief sensation in the middle of the last decade. Oh, and did we mention one of Jeff was also in Be Your Own Pet? There's more, too - how about Diarrhea Planet, and their toppling-sideways take on hardcore punk?

Check out the entire article at The Guardian, and watch a short documentary with the band, with all tour dates, below...

Sound and Vision episode 1: JEFF the Brotherhood

Monday, May 14, 2012 Norman, Oklahoma Opolis Production LLC
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Lubbock, Texas Jakes Backroom
Thursday, May 17, 2012 Phoenix, Arizona The Rhythm Room
Friday, May 18, 2012 Los Angeles, California The Wiltern
Saturday, May 19, 2012 Oakland, California Fox Theater
Monday, May 21, 2012 Portland, Oregon The Alladin Theater
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Seattle, Washington Neptune
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Boise, Idaho Neurolux
Thursday, May 24, 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah Kilby Court
Friday, May 25, 2012 Aspen, Colorado Belly Up, Aspen
Saturday, May 26, 2012 Boulder, Colorado The Fox Theatre
Sunday, May 27, 2012 Lawrence, Kansas The Granada Theater
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Omaha, Nebraska Slowdown
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Saint Louis, Missouri The Firebird
Friday, June 1, 2012 Dallas, Texas Granada Theater
Saturday, June 2, 2012 Houston, TX Free Press Summer Fest
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Raleigh, North Carolina The Berkeley Cafe
Thursday, June 14, 2012 Richmond, Virginia Strange Matter
Friday, June 15, 2012 Washington, District of Columbia Red Palace
Saturday, June 16, 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania First Unitarian Church
Sunday, June 17, 2012 New York, New York The Bowery Ballroom
Monday, June 18, 2012 Hoboken, New Jersey Maxwell's
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 New Haven, Connecticut cafe nine
Thursday, June 21, 2012 Cambridge, Massachusetts TT The Bear's Place Inc
Friday, June 22, 2012 Montreal, Quebec il motore
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Toronto, Ontario Wrongbar
Sunday, June 24, 2012 Detroit, Michigan Small's
Monday, June 25, 2012 Indianapolis, Indiana Radio Radio
Friday, July 13, 2012 Louisville, Kentucky THE FORECASTLE FESTIVAL

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