Who's that fetching more mad love from Rolling Stone? It's local sibling-core-kraut-sludge punkers JEFF the Brotherhood, being labeled a hot, watchable, diggable band by RS for the second time in as many weeks. Read the Stone calling JEFF's forthcoming record a "self-acknowledged breakup album squarely in the tradition of Weezer's Pinkerton, except a lot sludgier," and watch their brand-new video for "Hey Friend" above
And speaking of JEFF the Brotherhood's "Hey Friend," check this bit: California's Al Lover put together a remix album called Distorted Reverberations (of Reverberating Distortion) — subtitled Psychedelic Reinterpretations of Contemporary Rock 'n' Roll — and it features ... well, it basically features exactly what its subtitle suggests. (Full props go to Nashville's Dead for hipping us to this one.)
In addition to remixes of non-local garage-rock hotshots like King Tuff and Ty Segall — who I know you guys have read about in these here electronic pages — Distorted Reverberations also features a bit of Nashville love. Lover remixed Natural Child's "White Man's Burden" (from 1971) along with JEFF the Brotherhood's "Hey Friend" (from the forthcoming We Are the Champions), the latter of which you can hear below. It features JEFF's trademark masterful sludge, but backed with a crunk, Southern-friendly beat that I'm certain the Brothers Orrall would endorse. Other standouts include Lover's remix of Ty Segall's "Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart" and Davila 666's "Yo Seria Otro." Stream all 10 tracks via Bandcamp, or download the whole jump-off at Lover's site. Dig all the groovy art work while you're at it, chums.