New JEFF the Brotherhood Album We Are the Champions Due in Early 2011



After apparently wrestling with what to name their new album this week — and what to use as the cover art — local all-male sibling duo JEFF the Brotherhood announced yesterday that they've settled on the title of a Queen song and the cover art template from their last album. We Are the Champions will be released on Nashville's best record label some time in early 2011 and, if lead track "Diamond Way" is any indication, it will be a continuation of the band's forays into more overtly melodic territory, while retaining their head-crunching riff agility. If you've seen the brothers O. lately, you've likely heard them try out some of the new material.

Two upcoming JEFF shows definitely jump out. First, JTB will be one-third of what is probably the year's most intriguing bill, top-to-bottom: They're opening for South African zef-rappers Die Antwoord at The Cannery Ballroom on Nov. 3, with the other opener being M.I.A. protege Rye Rye. I don't know about you, but I think that's gonna be nuts in the best possible way. (Also, Die Antwoord's vid was just featured at the Guggenheim.) Secondly, two nights later they open for motherfucking Polvo in Baton Rouge. Road trip, anyone?

Here's the first MP3 from the album, courtesy of Infinity Cat Records.

Album track list and tour dates are after the jump.

We Are The Champions Track List:

Hey Friend
Cool Out
Diamond Way
Endless Fire
Mellow Out
Stay Up Late
Health and Strength
Wastoid Girl

US Tour Dates:

10/25 - Ithaca, NY - Ithaca College
10/26 - Hudson, NY - SMOG - Bard College
10/27 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
10/28 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Willamsburg
10/29 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's (w/ the Zeros)
10/31 - Richmond, VA - Steady Sounds Records
11/1 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
11/2 - Atlanta, GA - 529
11/3 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom (w/ Die Antwoord)
11/4 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia (w/ the Intelligence)
11/5 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon (w/ Polvo & the Intelligence)
11/6 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/8 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds
11/9 - Hattiesburg, MS - Thirsty Hippo
11/10 - Taylor, MS - Cats Purring Teen Wing
11/11 - Chattanooga, TN - Discoteca
11/12 - Durham, NC - Duke University

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