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Album Review: JEFF the Brotherhood - Heavy Days
by Kevin Seehousz

JEFF the Brotherhood is the project of Tennessee natives Jamin and Jake Orrall. The brothers grew up playing guitar and drums just for the heck of it. JEFF can be described as a “kraut punk” band. Their music is psychedelic and experimental while having a good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll vibe and punk attitude. The band has been compared to early Sonic Youth, Hawkwind, and Wipers. JEFF has shared the stage with Jay Reatard, Ex-Models, Battles, Sonic Youth, and play often with New Brunswick’s own Screaming Females.

Heavy Days is the newest full-length by the duo released on their family-run record label Infinity Cat Recordings. The album is the most solid release from JEFF the Brotherhood. Heavy Days starts off with the album’s title track and immediately draws you in with a catchy old-school punk riff. Other memorable tracks include “U Got The Look,” “The Tropics,” “Heavy Krishna,” “Dreamscape,” and the extremely catchy and upbeat “Bone Jam.”

When I first heard the album, I was hooked. It is an incredibly addictive and down-to-earth record. If you’re looking for a well-rounded album with a noisy garage punk sound and poppy hooks, this is the one.