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JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD
BOOM goes the brotherhood. JEFF the brotherhood are two brothers, neither of whom is named Jeff. One is named Jake and the other is named Jamin. Both are named Orrall. Whew, glad we got that over with.
Now, JEFF the brotherhood state in no uncertain words on their MySpace page that they "are not garage rock." Fine, ok. JEFF the brotherhood are not garage rock. They are psych-punk... garage-rock. BUST! Anyway, a whole lot of noise is created by just two guys. I love when that happens.
Their dueling guitar/drum rock-outs are distorted and fuzzy and they make ample use of reverb effects. Jake even busts out the wah-wah pedal on occasion for extended guitar solos, too. You know, sometimes the wah-wah is all you really want out of life.
Anyway, if none of the above helps you form a neat and convenient label for JEFF the brotherhood, think of their sound as falling somewhere in the middle of Japandroids and that band Disappears. Throw in some '70s punkness too. And, of course, compare them to every garage-rock band you can think of. BUST.
LA's Fidlar has a song called "Wake Bake Skate." Now imagine what a band with a song called "Wake Bake Skate" would sound like and Tah-dah! You just imagined Fidlar. These guys are a scuzzy, lo-fi thrash-party band that sounds like Wavves meets The Black Lips meets Ty Segall or something.
They put some power behind these dirty garage ditties, too. This isn't a band for those who half-ass and second-guess. Fidlar is for peeps that go for it. Fidlar either makes me want to surf or break things, I can't tell which. Maybe it's best if I just break things as I surf... like my neck, because I can't surf.
Anyway, this just might be the new favorite band for those reverb-loving kids out there who are straight-up tired of synths (chillwave, this ain't). Try listening to Fidlar shortly after you wake, right before you go bake (cookies and cakes and things so early in the morning?) and then skate. Do all those things and you'll get their appeal. You'll totally get it, brah.