**Used - Sleeve/NM Media/NM**
The psychedelic garage revival, led by artists like Ty Segall, has exploded across the country. JEFF the Brotherhood joins in on the excitement with an ever-expanding catalog, an unrelenting tour schedule, and a hard-partying ideal. The Nashville duo’s newest album, Wasted on the Dream, offers the same fuzzy riffs as the psychedelic kids, but adds a generous helping of pop hooks and song structure.
The second single from the album, “Coat Check Girl”, is a catchy jam that could easily be a B-side to Weezer’s “In the Garage”. This is where the band excels — the straightforward, fist-pumping pop rock choruses dripping with hooks. “Karaoke, TN” also has a wonderful sing-along chorus: “Cause I’m already here/ I been drinking all the time/ And I don’t even care/ If there’s something on your mind/ So pour another shot, I’ll be wasted by nine/ And I’ll be doin’ fine.” The Orrall brothers complement the party-hard sentiment with a few “woo hoos” and a spelling of “K-A-R-A-O-K-E” in the bridge. It’s tailor-made for a live room full of sweaty fans.