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EXCLUSIVE: New Song from JEFF the Brotherhood


Nashville band of brothers JEFF the Brotherhood, who broke through with the raw ’70s infused rock of their early 2010 full-length, Heavy Days, are hitting the studio again this summer to record a follow-up, but are releasing a few singles in the meantime. Hear “Diamond Way” below.

The song, just out as a split 7-inch single with San Fran rocker Ty Segall, opens with a restrained, New Wave-y groove before unraveling into a fuzzy, slow-driving spaz-out, a la Screaming Trees. The brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall — who appeared in SPIN’s breakout style feature earlier this year — recorded the song this winter in a buddy’s practice space, and Jake tells us it’s about “mind control and spirituality.”

The duo’s summer tour kicks off tonight in Indianapolis, and they’ve just been added to next weekend’s free Pool Party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, supporting Murder City Devils and Obits. See the full dates below, and tell us what you think of the track in the comments.

LISTEN: JEFF the Brotherhood, “Diamond Way”

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JEFF the Brotherhood tour dates:

7/9, Indianapolis, IN (Vollrath Tavern)
7/10, Springfield, IL (Taste Of Downtown IL)
7/11, Carbondale, IL (Skihouse)*
7/13, Toledo, OH (Woodchuck’s)*
7/14, Ft Wayne, IN (Brass Rail)*
7/15, Toronto, ON (Sneaky Dee’s)*
7/17, Philadelphia, PA (Kung Fu Necktie)*
7/18, Brooklyn, NY (JellyNYC Pool Party)
7/20, Bloomington, IN (Rhinos Youth Center)#
7/21, Newport, KY (Southgate House)#
7/22, Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop)#
7/23, Washington, DC (the Cherch)
7/25, Boone, NC (Boone Saloon)*
7/31, Atlanta, GA (529)
9/4, Fargo, ND (The Aquarium)
9/6, Seattle, WA (Bumbershoot)
9/9, Vancouver, BC (Bitmore Cabert w/ Shonen Knife)
9/11, Portland, OR (Doug Fir MFNW w/ Japandroids)
9/15, San Francisco, CA (Rickshaw Stop)
9/16, San Diego, CA (Casbah)
9/17, Visalia, CA (Howie and Son’s Pizza)
9/18, Los Angeles, CA (The Smell w/ Tyvek)
9/21, Lubbock, TX (Bashrip Rocks)
9/23, Laredo, TX (Old No 2)
9/24, Beaumeont, TX (Star Bar)
9/25, Dallas, TX (the Nightmare)
9/26, Hot Springs, AR (the Exchange)
* w/ Heavy Cream
# w/ Lightning Bolt