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Jellyfish Brothers' Janette Valentine: "I Like Slapping Wigs, Sailor Hats, and Tutus on Boys" (PHOTO)

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Maybe you caught the adorable trio the Jellyfish Brothers performing in full sailor garb at Summer of Weirds. You might have been drawn in by their homoerotic... Er, totally campy attire, but you definitely stayed sweaty and huddled around them for the sounds peeling out of their instruments. 

Brothers Gregorio and Eduardo Alvarez and Shroud Eater's Janette Valentine make surfy, dark rock and roll fit for psych-stupid dancing or dramatic head bobbing. All of the Jellys are talented in the visual arts too. Valentine's company Terribly Girly makes sensual pinups out of any lady (or man, as you shall see), and the Alvarezes produce, film, and direct the online music documentary series Audio Junkie

In preparation of their upcoming show at Green Room for County Grind Live, the three talents answered our pretty goofy questions after the jump. 

New Times: Given your name, do you swim fearlessly in the ocean? Do you have no fear of jellyfish and their sting? What about sharks or barracudas? A dude just got bitten by something behind the W on Miami Beach. 

Jellyfish Brothers: We're most afraid of careless humans and pollution. Humans can be disgusting creatures. We pray for the day that the Church of the Jellyfish Brotherhood takes over and makes all the corporations and individuals that make dumps out of our oceans pay. 

Is Janette a Jellyfish Sister? 

Eddy and Greg: JellyMama!

Audio Junkie is so rad. Will you make one on the Jellyfish Brothers? And if so, what would it be like? How would you approach it?

Eddy and Greg: Episode 0. Claymation. 

You guys recorded with Rat Bastard. Craziest Rat story, please? Everyone's got one. 

Jellyfish Brothers: First off, Rat is a crazy fucker. We love that freak. Craziest story we can share freely is that of the fine evening when he played soft music for us, turned on his groovy disco lights and made us a Cuban colada as powerful as the finest Bolivian powder. 

Janette you're the main lady over at Terribly Girly? Would you do a photo shoot with Eddy and Greg even though they're dudes? 

Janette: Any chance I get, I like slapping wigs, sailor hats, and tutus on boys. I'm thinking I can get to work on TG's sister company "Terribly Burly." Eddy and Greg would make hot mermaids... Or mermen, don't you think?!

Eddy and Greg, would you go along with it? 

Eddy and Greg: Been there, done that. (Click on for photo.)

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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