Jeff is a two-piece, made up of two brothers. Their music is indie rock gone metal. I don't like metal, but i like Jeff. Their energy is so refreshing and on a tense day, blasting their music rolling down the highway is the perfect stress relief (since we're not allowed to kill people).
Jeff have been barnstorming around the country for a couple of years now, often just in a van. Their first album Heavy Days got some attention, but they are really coming into their own with this sophomore effort.
I am a recent but passionate fan.
Yes, it is strange. I never listen to metal, and this stuff wouldn't have been out of place in my high school 8-track player in 1978, right along side Bad Company, Foghat, and Thin Lizzy. It is today's indie rock, but very much influenced by the music of the 60s and 70s, particularly metal. Perhaps it's innovative familiarness makes us comfortable enough to open up and really listen to it and not just dismiss it as the work of a bunch of metal heads.
Go out and grab it immediately. And see them live if you can.