We've been down that road before. You know the one: "P4k is irrelevant, their scale is warped, and their reviews and ratings are safe, so who cares what they think?!" I'm not saying that I'm saying that, I'm just saying it's been said. So rather than getting all meta and reviewing their review, I'll just share a juicy excerpt and say congrats to the boys. From Pitchfork's David Raposa-penned review of We Are the Champions:
... anyone who's been tracking the moves the Orralls have made might be thrown off a bit by the way We Are the Champions kicks off, and I'm not talking about the rap-radio-exclusive airhorn that sounds off at the start of "Hey Friend". It's the song proper, and its remarkable similarity to what good Weezer sounds like, which might surprise. Everything about the tune— its loping mid-tempo cadence, Jake Orrall's Cuomo-like vocals, even the tune's simple-simon sentiments ("I've been thinking about your mom/ You can tell me if it's really wrong")— makes it sound like a Weezer Blue Album demo. Some might see that as a step backwards for JEFF, but I mean that comparison as a complement. The tune's aw-shucks silliness is as charming as its earworm of a melody is inescapable.
JEFF the Brotherhood's We Are the Champions will be out June 21 via Infinity Cat with distribution via The Alternative Distribution Alliance.