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The Orralls formed Jeff the Brotherhood while in their midteens, and over time they’ve laid down a blueprint for other do-it-yourself-leaning bands.

“I think running a small label like this has maybe helped a lot of children out, just realizing they can do this stuff,” Jake Orrall said. “Like a lot of children have asked me how to start a record label and started doing their own thing. And we’d started building up contacts and relationships with promoters in other cities after years and years and years of just touring basements. When our friends start touring, it’s a huge jumping off point for them.”

Do all these good vibes mean Nashville is the next Seattle or Montreal? With buzzy bands moving to town every day — Deer Tick’s John McCauley moved here recently from Rhode Island, and the Whigs migrated north from Athens, Ga. — everyone’s sure it’s just a matter of time.

“I’m sure a band is going to come along and just blow up,” Mr. Stein said. “Maybe it’s one of us. Maybe it’s a band that’s a little younger. You just never know. In the meantime, I think everyone’s always going to support each other. I think everyone’s just really happy and stoked on each other. Maybe that’s the way Nashville is in general. People have open arms here.”