JEFF the Brotherhood Expand Their Sound and Minds on New Single: Exclusive
Nashville psych-rock duo JEFF the Brotherhood tap into a higher plane of spirituality on their first single “Parachute,” from their upcoming thirteenth album Magick Songs via Dine Alone Records.
The sprawling piece arrives as the latest offering from brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall, who punched up their homegrown sound with a new all-inclusive approach featuring a host of collaborators including Daddy Issues vocalist Jenna Moynihan, experimental artist Kunal Prakash, Jack Lawrence of The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs and Bully bassist Reece Lazarus on clarinet.
The song begins with a mesmerizing, subdued drum beat that unfolds into an immersive melody befitting the transcendent themes and diverse roots that color the album. With a sonic palette inspired by traditional Indonesian Gamelan music that according to Jake “gives the piece a sort of otherworldly feel,” the track digs into the metaphysical world of dreams to match the gripping instrumentation.
“The lyrics for ‘Parachute’ began with a dream Jamin had that seemed to fall into place within the themes of the album as a whole,” Jake tells Billboard. “An off-world interplanetary/interplanar apocalypse, a psychic battle against an impossibly powerful destructive force not only in the physical dimension but in one's own mind and humanity's collective consciousness.”
The band have unmistakably departed from the garage rock world for an expanded universe that they seem to have discovered for themselves, and yet the Orral brothers have never sounded more at home.
Magick Songs arrives Sept. 7 via Dine Alone Records and is available for pre-order here.
Check out “Parachute” exclusively on Billboard, and check out their North American tour dates this fall, below.
Sept. 17 -- Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
Sept. 18 -- Detroit, MI @ El Club
Sept. 19 -- Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
Sept. 20 -- Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's
Sept. 21 -- Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk
Sept. 22 -- Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
Sept. 23 -- Greenfield, MA @ The Root Cellar
Sept. 24 -- Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
Sept. 25 -- Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Sept. 27 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Hall
Sept. 28 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
Sept. 29 -- Washington DC @ Comet Ping Pong
Sept. 30 -- Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
Oct. 3 -- Durham, NC @ Motorco
Oct. 4 -- Charleston, SC @ Pour House
Oct. 5 -- Savannah, GA @ Starland Dairy
Oct. 6 -- Atlanta, GA @ 529