[For the Record] Q&A with Jeff the Brotherhood

Jeff the Brotherhood – “Diamond Way” [audio http://www.infinitycat.com/mp3s/diamondway.mp3]

Tonight Jeff the Brotherhood will open for garage godfathers, The Greenhornes, at the Bottom of the Hill.    Brotherhood brothers Jake and Jamin bring out the raw essence of rock and roll with just one guitar and drums.  Their latest recording “We Are the Champions” is set to release soon and the duo have just inked a deal with Warner Brothers. Luckily we had a chance to sit down (in cyberspace) with guitarist brother Jake and ask a few questions before they head off for the major league.

OCMD:  The Brotherhood seems to have a deep SF connection.  You have done shows with Hunx and his Punx, and Shannon and her Clams.  You released a split 7″ with OCMD fave Ty Segall.  What gives, how did ya’ll hook up?  Any chance you guys are moving out here?
Jake:  We did a tour with Ty and co a while back and became fast friends.  That crew turned us on to a bunch of stuff.  Probably not movin to bay area anytime soon.

OCMD:  We compulsively go to SXSW every year.  You guys seem like regulars.  Do you have a favorite venue or two in Austin?  Any particular snacks you seek out there?
Jake:  We like to get BBQ and Jamin likes the Crawfish Boil. Also into the food trucks.  Don’t have a fav venue.

OCMD:  I try and eat your blog’s “Snack Attack” suggestions whenever possible and really enjoyed the Dickel and Donut combo.  Any other choices not to be missed?
Jake:  Pickled sausage and cheese and crackers. Just alternate bites, total bliss.

OCMD:  We read that you are encouraging your sister to learn bass and join the family band.  I can’t think of any bands of 3 siblings, that could be a serious edge.  Has there been any progress there?  Do you have a favorite sibling-based band?
Jake:  She’s just started learning.  We like the Jackson 5!

OCMD:  What’s up with the Japan tour?  What do you hope to find there?  With all the sitar on the new album, might you consider a tour of India?
Jake:  Japan tour is hopefully soon, not trying to find anything in particular, just good times.  Dunno if we r gonna tour India, is there cool places to play?

OCMD:  Are you sick of people asking you guys about the whole brother thing?
Jake:  Kinda

OCMD:  Why should we love you more than Natural Child?  They have a lot more herb on their blog, not to mention that naked picture of you.
Jake:  If u are super into cheefin out on sum cheeba u should love Natty Child more, I don’t know what naked pic u talkin about!

OCMD:  Ramones or Zeppelin?
Jake:  Ramones

Thanks Jake!  Safe travels, enjoy the tour.  I hope you make it to Japan (and India-I imagine there are some really cool places to stay).

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