Nashville-based duo, JEFF the Brotherhood [Jake and Jamin Orall] released their self-produced record "We Are The Champions" this week. The band is known for stripped down songs and relentless touring schedule. I recently had a chance to ask Jake a few questions. Thanks, Jake..
>> Your music has been described as "psych-rock" and "garage rock". How do you describe your style and approach to making music?
We try and make good music for having fun and partying with your friends.
>> What's your favorite place in Nashville to play shows?
>> One of the things I love about your band is Jake's big guitar sound. Can you tell us about your favorite guitar? What is it that makes it so enjoyable to play? Do we hear this guitar throughout the record?
I only have one guitar. I got it from Guitar Center for 200 bucks when i was like 17, its a piece of junk. And ya its on the record. My friend is gonna make me a new one soon.
>> I hear sitar at various points throughout this record but don't remember hearing it on "Heavy Days"? Was this your playing Jake?
No thats our friend, Ryan, from the Paperhead!
>> The new record is self-produced.. Do you both love to work in the studio or which one of you is studio-wiz?
Neither of us are really good at doing studio stuff, we always have an engineer, but we like producing. We produce all our records
>> What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome in making this record?
Scheduling. We are on tour all the time and it was hard to find time to mix and stuff.
>> Any last words?
Come check us out, it will be a fun show!!