Sixpack by JEFF The Brotherhood

Firstly, apologies to any readers out there who were missing out on the music. Since I’m only one guy, the whole “blogging every day” thing isn’t always possible. But I’m back; so lets get at it:

Sixpack comes to us as the lead single off of JEFF the Brotherhood’s newest album Hypnotic Nights. Blending an infectious indie-rock melody with heavier, edgier grunge tainted guitars, JEFF the Brotherhood bring some much needed loudness to the indie genre, which in my opinion has been a little to heavy on the synth lately. Call me old fashioned.

With a chord progression that would be right at home in a Weezer song, JEFF the Brotherhood demonstrate that they aren’t afraid to utilize offbeat but effective structures in their songs. These two brothers from Nashville, Tenessee may have four studio albums and a great live records from Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville, but they have still been able to maintain a freshness to their sound, as demonstrated in this song.

Repetitive? Yes. Derivative? Absolutely. Unoriginal? Arguable. But it sure is a lot of mindless guitar rock fun.

Only For You by Heartless Bastards

Only For You comes off of Heartless Bastards’ 2012 album Arrow. This track, which demonstrates lead singer Erika Wennerstrom’s unique and captivating voice, is a mellow piece that is somewhere between folk, indie rock, and blues rock. With a subdued, slightly echoing guitar, this track has a more tex-mex feel to it; evoking memories of Stevie Ray Vaughan albeit without the same intensity. The bass and rhythm take the reins in this song, pushing the music along at a steady, desert highway pace. A great, laidback indie rock song for all comers.