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JEFF the Brotherhood Calls Warner Bros. a 'Demented Vulture' After Being Dropped From Label
If a scrappy band is dropped from a major label and no one's there to see it, will anyone ever find out? In the case of Nashville take-no-prisoners garage-rock duo JEFF the Brotherhood, the answer is a resounding OFY. On Tuesday (Feb. 17), Jake and Jamin Orrall sent out an e-blast with the news that they would now be releasing their new LP, Wasted on the Dream, on their own Infinity Cat Recordings. They also included a strongly-worded statement, which can be read in full below.
Hello friends and fans and family and hello people of the press and people of the industry!
We, JEFF The Brotherhood, are SO FUCKING PLEASED to announce that we have been DROPPED from the clutches of the demented vulture that is Warner Bros! We feel as though a heavy weight has been lifted from our shoulders, and could not be more excited.
As for our album, "Wasted on the Dream", it is finally coming out March 24th on Infinity Cat Recordings -- our spiritual, as well as literal home.
It was a very strange experience working with WBR. Luckily, we help to run an indie label that has its shit together more than the big guys, and the announcement comes today from Infinity Cat. The records are pressed, and we are poised and ready!
It's true what you've heard, the era of the major label is over, we have seen it first hand. Upwards and onwards!
Indeed. To catch the newly freed brothers live, check out their upcoming tour dates.
JEFF the Brotherhood Tour Dates:
Mar. 17 McAllen, Tex. - Cine El Ray / Galaxy Fair
Mar. 18 Laredo, Tex. - Old No. 2
Mar. 19 - 21 Austin - SXSW
Mar. 22 Dallas - Spillover fest / Deep Ellum Live
Mar. 23 San Antonio, Tex. - The Korova
Mar. 25 Phoenix - Crescent Ballroom
Mar. 26 San Diego - Soda Bar
Mar. 27 W. Hollywood, Calif. - Troubadour
Mar. 28 Santa Ana, Calif. - Bugerama Fest / The Observatory
Mar. 29 San Francisco - The Independent
Mar. 31 Portland, Ore. - Bunk Sandwich Shop
Apr. 01 Seattle - The Crocodile
Apr. 02 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
Apr. 03 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
Apr. 04 Kelowna, BC - The Habitat
Apr. 05 Calgary, AB - Palomino Smokehouse & Social Club
Apr. 06 Edmonton, AB - The Pawn Shop
Apr. 07 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
Apr. 09 Winnipeg, MB - Good Will Social Club
Apr. 10 Minneapolis - 7th Street Entry
Apr. 12 St. Louis - Off Broadway
May 16 - 17 Gulf Shores, Ala. - Hangout Fest