11 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

There's nobody in the band named Jeff; the Nashville-based garage rock duo JEFF the Brotherhood consists of brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall (formerly of the band Be Your Own Pet). Jake and Jamin are sons of country music hitmaker Robert Ellis Orrall. And even though the first song from 2012’s Hypnotic Nights is titled “Country Life,” it’s actually a confectionary blend of sticky power pop (à la Cheap Trick) and contemporary garage rock in the vein of Jack White or Jay Reatard. Hypnotic Nights is the duo’s first album for a major label, but the production still resonates with bite and grit. Dig the dirty distortion in “Sixpack”—one of the catchiest cuts here—or the vintage guitar fuzz in “Staring at the Wall.” The brothers Orrall are gifted at crafting catchy melodies; they can even pull them out of monotone drone-rockers like “Hypnotic Winter.” They close on a Joseph Byrd analog-manipulated cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes.” The deluxe version kicks down an awe-inspiring, 11-and-a-half-minute cover of Hawkwind’s “Master of the Universe.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

There's nobody in the band named Jeff; the Nashville-based garage rock duo JEFF the Brotherhood consists of brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall (formerly of the band Be Your Own Pet). Jake and Jamin are sons of country music hitmaker Robert Ellis Orrall. And even though the first song from 2012’s Hypnotic Nights is titled “Country Life,” it’s actually a confectionary blend of sticky power pop (à la Cheap Trick) and contemporary garage rock in the vein of Jack White or Jay Reatard. Hypnotic Nights is the duo’s first album for a major label, but the production still resonates with bite and grit. Dig the dirty distortion in “Sixpack”—one of the catchiest cuts here—or the vintage guitar fuzz in “Staring at the Wall.” The brothers Orrall are gifted at crafting catchy melodies; they can even pull them out of monotone drone-rockers like “Hypnotic Winter.” They close on a Joseph Byrd analog-manipulated cover of Black Sabbath’s “Changes.” The deluxe version kicks down an awe-inspiring, 11-and-a-half-minute cover of Hawkwind’s “Master of the Universe.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

TheMansmith ,

Solid Album

Don't get what all the bad reviews are about, I really enjoy this album. It's a good, chill rock album. I like these guys a lot

Crates_R_Us ,

A Let down...

Don't get me wrong, I am a HUGE fan of their privious work (Heavy Days, We Are The Champions) but this album is missing something those other albums had. The best way I can describe it is that I can listen to the preivious albums from beginging to end and then want to listen to them AGAIN! I only listen to bits of this one... I look forward to the next one...

Jarrett Koral ,

THESE DOODS JAM!

This album is pure genius. Buy it now. These Doods are perfect.

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