04 September 2010

Holiday Pick To Click: Jaill - "The Stroller"

Late last year, Milwaukee's Jaill signed a two record deal with Sub Pop! Records, home of The Shins, Fleet Foxes and Band of Horses, so it was trumpeted as a pretty big deal by local scribes and music fans. The band has since received some lo-fi promotion, being pitched as a "psycho pop garage band" and wild party guys. Well, regular readers of TNOP know how we feel about the endless efforts to micro-define bands into particular genres, so . . .

Jaill's new album, That's How We Burn, was released at the end of July and is gathering steam on some radio stations and accolades from critics. We particularly dig "The Stroller" (stream above), a jittery, driving number that calls to mind the best of Echo & The Bunny men. You can also sample "Everyone's Hip" below. These guys, toiling in the musical trenches for almost a decade before their big break, sound tailor made for Little Steven's Underground Garage.

Jaill opens for Jenny & Johnny next week in Chicago at Lincoln Hall on 13 September and in Cleveland at Beachland Ballroom & Tavern on 14 September.

"Everyone's Hip" - Jaill
Jaill - Everyone's Hip by subpop

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