The year 2011 would also prove to be big for JEFF the Brotherhood, with the band releasing the live album Live at Third Man through Jack White
's Third Man Records
, as well as another full-length, We Are the Champions. Their next album found the band participating in two high-profile team-ups, first recording with the Black Keys
' Dan Auerbach
, and then signing on with Warner Bros.
to release their 2012 album Hypnotic Nights. In 2014, the duo followed up with Dig the Classics, an EP that found them tackling covers of artists like My Bloody Valentine
, and the Wipers
. The brothers returned to the studio in 2014 with Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket
, the Strokes
) to record their second album for Warner Bros.
Wasted on the Dream saw the pair joined by bassist Jack Lawrence on all tracks, with guest spots from Best Coast
's Bethany Cosentino, Diarrhea Planet
's Evan Bird and Emmett Miller, and Jethro Tull
's Ian Anderson
. However, the band and the label had a serious falling-out, and in February 2015 JEFF the Brotherhood announced they were no longer Warner Bros.
recording artists, and released Wasted on the Dream on their own Infinity Cat
label in March 2015. Freed from major-label pressures and expectations, they quickly followed up in November of the same year with Global Chakra Rhythms, a hazy, experimental double LP that found them returning to the more lo-fi psych sound of their earlier days. That return to their roots continued on 2016's Zone. ~ Gregory Heaney, Rovi