11 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jake Orrall is the guitar/singing half of Nashville’s JEFF the Brotherhood, and he’s a fan of pedals and effects and generally of making a ruckus. Brother Jamin bashes drums, and the two of them churn out a curious blend of simple punk and vintage rock. WATC is a more naked homage to the Ramones than they’ve displayed on previous records, with Jake’s vocals often taking on a nasally, Joey Ramone hiccup delivering Ramones-ish lines like “I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna”; the guitars hit more in the punk vein than the classic-rock arena here (save for occasional guitar solos on tracks like “Hey Friend” and “Endless Fire,” and wah wah pedals on tracks like “Mellow Out”). But they inject their love for New York’s finest with their own JEFFy goofiness, adding acoustic guitar to the pummeling squall that ends “Cool Out,” threading sitar into the punky “Stay Up Late,” and wearing their goofball humor on their sleeve:  on the faintly proggy “Hey Friend,” Jake muses, “I’ve been thinking about your mom/you can tell me if it’s wrong/it’s been going on way too long,” and exclaims, “You’re so cool/I am too!” on “Mellow Out.” Champions? We think so!

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jake Orrall is the guitar/singing half of Nashville’s JEFF the Brotherhood, and he’s a fan of pedals and effects and generally of making a ruckus. Brother Jamin bashes drums, and the two of them churn out a curious blend of simple punk and vintage rock. WATC is a more naked homage to the Ramones than they’ve displayed on previous records, with Jake’s vocals often taking on a nasally, Joey Ramone hiccup delivering Ramones-ish lines like “I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna”; the guitars hit more in the punk vein than the classic-rock arena here (save for occasional guitar solos on tracks like “Hey Friend” and “Endless Fire,” and wah wah pedals on tracks like “Mellow Out”). But they inject their love for New York’s finest with their own JEFFy goofiness, adding acoustic guitar to the pummeling squall that ends “Cool Out,” threading sitar into the punky “Stay Up Late,” and wearing their goofball humor on their sleeve:  on the faintly proggy “Hey Friend,” Jake muses, “I’ve been thinking about your mom/you can tell me if it’s wrong/it’s been going on way too long,” and exclaims, “You’re so cool/I am too!” on “Mellow Out.” Champions? We think so!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

*stevefrench* ,

So Good.

I picked this up at the local independent record shop, having done the same with their previous album Heavy Days. This album is just as good as its predecessor, if not better. My surface level analysis? WEEZER+SMASHING PUMPKINS+JAY REATARD+one sprinkle of Black Metal=We Are The Champions. Killer.

mrbinky3000 ,

Ramones and a lot of Weezer.

Read the title. First half reminds me a lot of early Weezer and the last half reminds me of the Ramones. Not bad influences. Familiar yet new. I liked it. Yes, have some.

Gialucero ,

Amazing!

JEFF the brotherhood do not disappoint with "We are the Champions" Do not miss out on the best album of the year! You'll buy this album if you know what's good for you!

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