Just in time to add to our 2012 Summer soundtrack, ‘Six Pack’ is the first single from the upcoming Dan Auerbach produced JEFF the Brotherhood LP, ‘Hypnotic Nights.’ And as this July/August weather kicks in full force, their latest video shows how we do it in here the dur-tay souf and is slam packed full of local Nashville musician appearances including members of Birdcloud, Cy Barkley, Those Darlins and MORE!
Stream the new video below and hear the full ‘Hypnotic Nights’ LP in its entirety over at NPR HERE… oh, and pre-order the LP HERE and get a bunch of goodies like beer coozies, autographed mix CDs and more!
While we were gone Bruise Cruise-ing it up the past week, Nashville’s Dead announced their third annual The Freakin’ Weekend that is being held this year March 7-10th between two great Nashville venues: Exit-In and The End. The trailer below was released via ND’s blog and features tons of great acts from last year’s festivities. This year’s 4-day event will include:
The Greenhornes, JEFF the Brotherhood, PUJOL, Titus Andronicus, Screaming Females, Ty Segall’s Traditional Fools, Ranch Ghost, Useless Eaters, Heavy Cream, The Men, Mikal Cronin, Diarrhea Planet, D. Watusi, Sex Cult, Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders and Dirty Dreams
We can’t wait!!!… For more details swing-on-by Nashville’s Dead HERE
Yet another great video from Nashville’s JEFF the Brotherhood coming from 2011’s ‘We Are The Champions.’ Directed by Lina Plioplyte and shot during the Bros’ recent trip to Hawaii. Check it out below and if you haven’t already, pick-up a copy of ‘We Are The Champions’HERE via Infinity Cat Records… and while you’re at it, get their new LP ‘The Brotherhood of Light’ which is a collection of previously released, out-of-print tracks:
Happy New Year! What a way to start-off 2012 then to reflect on all the great music 2011 had to offer. So much in fact that we decided to make our Top 15 list and Top 20!
As always, next to each album title is a “Purchase from he artist or label” link, which takes you directly to the best possible way to purchase each album… directly from the band! If the artist doesn’t sell directly, the link will take you to their label. Support the arts, and keep these great musicians’ careers in-check for 2012!
On their debut, selt-titled LP, Those Darlins delivered to the world a fantastic album smothered and covered in deep-country roots blended with that perfect dosage of rock n’ roll. For the band’s sophomore effort, ‘Screws Get Loose,’ they show us that they’re a band who is here to stay, offering us nothing but growth, sustainability and song writing gold. If you don’t know of this Nashville 4-piece yet, they are soon to be a house-hold name and this LP is the proof.
Shannon Shaw of Shannon of the Clams + Seth Bogart (aka Hunx) are the perfect song writing team! Even thought Hunx and his Punx’s Punkettes played their last show this Fall due to the band’s other 2 members leaving this fall and with Hunx releasing a solo album in February, we hope this isn’t the last we hear from this Shannon/Seth project.
A two-piece from Little Rock do good with their diverse self-released debut. Only available via Bandcamp this year, expect to hear a lot more from The Coasts in the coming year. You can download the full album for only $5 (above or below) and a portion of the record sales will go towards the Hope For Haiti’s Children Foundation.
A stellar sophomore effort that was released less than a year after their debut LP, 2010’s ‘Pink Graffiti.’ If you ask us, with 2 great full length albums in under a year, that’s pretty impressive!… and the perfect formula for future success.
Look out world, the Jeff-bros are hear to stay! And this album says nothing but that. Recently signed to Warner Brothers (for the follow-up to this LP) and dropping an amazing 7-inch with Jack White via Third Man Records, we can’t wait to see what 2012 has instore for this 2-piece.
We had always been avid readers of Rolling Stone magazine since we were young music enthusiasts. But stopped subscribing just years ago, around the time they were telling us that Jonas Brothers had cranked out a 4-star album that ranked a top-40 album of the year status…
We bring this up because we were shocked by this Rolling Stone exclusive video premiere today for JEFF the Brotherhood‘s debut Third Man Records single & video for ‘Whatever I Want.’… NOT to sound negative about this exclusive at all– the publicity and exposure that JEFF the Brotherhood have been receiving for their latest LP ‘We Are the Champions’ has been amazing and VERY well deserved. What we are saying is that it is nice to see great music finally changing the industry. And it gives us FAITH (and a bit of relief) to see this happening with a band we have watched grow… and who we extremely enjoy.
PUJOLis no stranger to great record labels… from Jack White’s Third Man Records, to Jonas Stein’s Turbo Time Records, Jeff the Brotherhood’s Infinity Cat Records and not to forget Jeffery Drag Records. Nashville’s Daniel Pujol has been up to a lot of big things the past couple years. And to add that notch to the ‘ol label belt, PUJOL’s Saddle Creek Records debut EP is set to drop October 18th!
The EP is called ‘Nasty, Brutish, and Short’ and comes printed on a 10″ tye dye vinyl for only $11! Pre-order your copy HERE… And for a limited time (and a simple cost of an email), download yet another version of a classic PUJOL song (and one of our favorites) ‘Mayday,’ which is the first track off the EP… Also catch’em on tour this fall with Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Turbo Fruits and Ty Segall! Full tour and EP tracklisting below:
And since we’re on the subject of the song ‘Mayday,’ checkout the original version from the ‘Ringo, Where Art Thou?’ EP (Infinity Cat)… Download the MP3 above, stream the video below, compare, contrast and enjoy!:
‘Nasty, Brutish, and Short’ Tracklisting:
4. Emotion Chip (No Feeling)
5. Tiny Gods (Singularity)
7. Point Of View
PUJOL 2011 FALL TOUR DATES:
9/24 – Boomslang Festival – Lexington, KY*
9/30 – Gardner Lounge at Grinnell – Grinnell, IA^
10/17 – Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
10/18 – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar – Charlottesville, VA
10/19 – CMJ – New York, NY?10/20 – CMJ – New York, NY
10/21 – CMJ – New York, NY
10/22 – Panache CMJ Showcase @ Public Assembly – Brooklyn, NY
10/23 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
10/25 – Mojo Main – Newark, DE #
10/26 – Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC #
10/27 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC#
10/30 – Churchills – Miami, FL#
11/1 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL#
11/2 – Downunder Club – Tallahassee, FL#
11/3 – Handlebar – Pensacola, FL#
11/4 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA#
11/8 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS #
11/9 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL#
11/10 – Grey Eagle Tavern & Music – Asheville, NC#
11/11 – Blue Nile – Harrisonburg, VA #
*with Ty Segall
^ with Turbo Fruits
# with Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
JEFF the Brotherhood‘s latest LP ‘We Are The Champions’ has been on our turntable’s high rotation for the past few weeks… actually, anything that comes from their label Infinity Cat Records has been playing here non-stop at The South Rail this summer… Natural Child, Peach Killi Pop, PUJOL and Heavy Cream, just to name a few…
From ‘We Are the Champions’ comes the song ‘Health & Strength.’ The original take you are about to hear was from a recently pressed limited edition tour-ownly-sold 7″ that is now sold out. The album version of the song features sitars and violins. The track recently premiered via Stereogum… and now is available for free download:
Best Coast and Jeff the Brotherhood have teamed up to release a 7″ split via Volcam this week. Each side of the split’s artwork was personally designed by each band and printed on translucent pink vinyl. Check out the tracks below… Side A features Best Coast’s ‘Sunny Adventure’ and Side B features Jeff the Brotherhood’s ‘Bummer.’
If you still can get a hold of one, you can try either HERE at Volcom’s Vinyl Club, or via Jeff the Brotherhood’s label Infinity Cat HERE
Also, Best Coast’s new video for their 2010’s ‘Crazy For You’ title track debuted this week via I Can Has a Cheezburger… Kind of unusual to premiere on a humorous cat blog, but once you see the video you’ll understand: