by Bill Pearis
Milwaukee's Jaill are touring and will be in town for the CMJ Music Marathon, playing The Studio at Webster Hall on Thursday, October 21 with Keepaway, French Horn Rebellion, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr and Viernes. They'll also play Popgun's unofficial party at Glasslands on Saturday, October 23 that also features Baths, Dominant Legs, Teen Daze, Porcelain Raft, Mon Khmer. The Glasslands show is only $5 if you RSVP.
Sub Pop doesn't have a CMJ showcase this year or else they'd probably be playing that too. Sub Pop sister label Hardly Art has a show though (but Jaill aren't playing it).
Jaill's second album, That's How We Burn, came out on Sub Pop over the summer and didn't get a whole lot of attention, but is a nice little platter of melodic indie rock. Their sound is a little surfy, like if The Hoodoo Gurus had come into existence in the '90s instead of the '80s. You can download two tracks from That's How We Burn at the top of this post. They were good when I saw them at the Sub Pop SXSW showcase this year.
Somewhat interesting trivia: This is the second band signed to Sub Pop that is pronounced "jail." The first was Jale, who were part of the mid-'90s Halifax, NS scene that also spawned Sloan and Thrush Hermit.
The video for "The Stroller" and all Jaill tour dates are below.
Jaill - The Stroller
Jaill - 2010 Tour Dates
Oct 19 The Bishop Bar Bloomington, Indiana
Oct 20 The Altar Bar Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan
Oct 21 the Studio at Webster Hall new york, new york
Oct 22 Daniel St. Club Milford, CT
Oct 23 PopGun Unofficial CMJ Party @ Glasslands Brooklyn, New York
Oct 25 Mickey Finn's Pub with Kurt Vile and Soft Pack! Toledo, OH
Oct 27 The Lager House with Conspiracy of Owls!! Detroit, MI
Oct 28 The Strutt with the Conspiracy of Owls!! Kalamazoo, MI
Oct 29 Mayne Stage Chicago, IL
Nov 9 Old Blue Last London, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 10 la Flèche d'Or Paris, Paris, FRANCE
Nov 11 Ekko Utrecht, ., NETHERLANDS
Nov 12 London Calling Fest @ Paradiso amsterdam, a, NETHERLANDS
Nov 13 MTC Cologne, ., GERMANY
Nov 14 Molotow Hamburg, ., GERMANY
Nov 15 Privatclub Berlin, ., GERMANY
Nov 17 Chelsea Club Vienna, ., AUSTRIA
Nov 18 59:1 Munich, ., GERMANY
Nov 20 Unwound Padova, ., ITALY
Nov 21 Twiggy Varese, ., ITALY
Nov 22 Komplex Zurich, ., SWITZERLAND
Nov 23 Fri-Son Fribourg, ., SWITZERLAND
Nov 25 Primavera Fest Barcelona, ., SPAIN
Nov 26 Primavera Fest Barcelona, ., SPAIN
Nov 27 Primavera Fest Madrid, ., SPAIN
Nov 28 Primavera Fest Madrid, SPAIN