Entries tagged with: Jaill
by Bill Pearis
Milwaukee's Jaill released the underrated Brain Cream and the band are already back with a new collection of songs. Wherever It Be is out this week as the latest installment in the subscription-only Infinity Cat Cassette Series. Frontman Vincent Kircher made the record by himself in his home, where he let his imagination run free. "I made this in the bedroom and the basement, I think that's one reason for the diversity on the record," Kircher told us. "This album came together so wonderfully quickly. Casey Weissbuch from Infinity Cat was drumming for Colleen Green this summer on a tour Jaill got to be on. He asked for material, said it would be out soon, got him the album on November 1, and now it's coming out. Thats rad."
It's definitely the weirdest record to be released under the Jaill banner, but Kircher seems incapable of writing uncatchy songs. It's a lot of fun. You can listen to the whole thing right now -- a stream of Wherever It Be premieres in this post, check it out below.
by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn garage punks Dirty Fences have a new video for "These Freaks" which is off this year's Full Tramp LP. Directed by Brayden Olson, it finds the band clowning around and generally living the rock n' roll life. You can check it out, along with the girl group homage video for "Judy (Don't Go)" which was also directed by Olson, below.
Dirty Fences will soon be on tour, including dates with Jaill and White Mystery. They'll play NYC with the latter as part of the 2015 Gigawatts Fest on July 26 at The Wick. That's the last day of the three-day fest and also includes Braid, Swearin', Beach Slang, Cheap Girls, Guerilla Toss and lots more. Tickets are still available, and we're giving away a pair.
The band will also play the Chicago edition of Riot Fest in September. All dates are listed below...
by Bill Pearis
It's been a while since we've heard from Milwaukee's Jaill. They're no longer on Sub Pop and frontman Vincent Kircher is the only original member at this point. But his new Jaill lineup will release Brain Cream on June 30 via Burger Records. The album's first shared song is the exceedingly catchy "I Got an F" which you can stream below.
Jaill will be on tour in July, including a stop in NYC at Shea Stadium on 7/15 with Air Waves, Scully and Spritzer. Tickets for that show are on sale. All dates are listed below.
Jaill and Air Waves are playing Shea Stadium on July 15. Tickets are on sale.
Widowspeak, Small Black and "special guests TBA" are playing Brooklyn Bowl on June 30. Tickets are on sale now.
Supersuckers frontman Eddie Spaghetti is playing Grand Victory on May 16 with Meghann Wright and Kevin Daniel Miller. Tickets are on sale now.
Ride, L7, Jim Gaffigan, H2O, Screeching Weasel, The Queers & more NYC shows went on sale today too.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
photo:::Palma Violets @ Treasure Island Fest (more by Autumn Andel)
SXSW, which happens March 17-22 in Austin, TX, has announced its third round of 2015 showcasing artists. (Here's round 1 and round 2.) It's a big update, with over 500 new additions, including Amason, Frog Eyes, Palma Violets, Girl Band, Pity Sex, Sheer Mag, Kate Tempest, THEESatisfaction, Viet Cong, Matthew E. White, Best Coast, Dej Loaf, Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane) and loads more.
Full round 3 list below...
by Bill Pearis
Flowers of Evil
As mentioned, Brandon from Crocodiles will be DJing tonight at Baby's All Right as part of Kanine Records' holiday party which is free with RSVP. Brandon will also be playing at Baby's tonight too as part of Flowers of Evil which also features members of A Place To Bury Strangers, SISU, and Young Boys. Despite the makeup of the band being all from groups you could get away with calling JAMC-esque, Crocs says Flowers of Evil are "probably not what you'd expect it to be." They're the final band of the evening, preceded by Beverly, Public Access TV and Jamaica Queens. DJs (which include Kip from TPOBPAH, Lio from Kanine, and me) start at 7 PM and bands begin at 8 PM.
Crocodiles, meanwhile, will say farewell to the soon-to-close Glasslands on Sunday (12/14) with Cassie Ramone, Birds of Maya offshoot Spacin' and Brandon's wife Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls on DJ duty. Tickets for that are still available.
And lastly, Charles from Crocodiles and WARTIME gives us his Top 10 of 2014, which is a list of shows he saw. Check that out below...
by Andrew Sacher
Cop Problem (photo via Bora Chung)
Two crust/D-beat bands -- Philly's Cop Problem and Baltimore's Old Lines (featuring Mitch Roemer of Pulling Teeth and Ruiner) -- are going on tours this year and crossing paths for a few shows together along the way. One of those dates happens at Brooklyn punk venue Acheron on December 7. Advance tickets for that show are not on sale at the moment, but you can check Ticketfly for updates. All dates are listed below.
Cop Problem just announced that they'll release the followup to their 2012 EP with a new one, Buried Beneath White Noise, on October 24 (it's being self-released digitally and will be out later in the year on 7" vinyl via The Compound). The EP was produced by Philly's go-to punk producer Will Yip, who's worked with Paint It Black, Title Fight, and just put out a compilation with a bunch of the bands he's recorded. Much like last year's release, the EP's first single, "American Spring" is punishing riffy d-beat, and thanks to singer Deb Cohen's vocals, it's actually kinda catchy. You can listen to that over at Pitchfork. Check out the EP artwork, tracklist, and the video for "Monuments" from their 2012 EP, below.
Old Lines are also releasing a new 7", If You See Something, Say Something, on October 22 via Reptilian Records (pg.99), which follows their late 2012 EP. Unlike Cop Problem, who have a melodic side, Old Lines are pretty much in brutal, growly attack mode the whole time, as you can hear on the EP's new single, "Stratford." You can stream that, along with the artwork and tracklist, below.
Old Lines' dates include a release show in their hometown as part of U+N Fest (10/18 - 10/19) which also includes Pissed Jeans, Roomrunner, Ex-Cult, Hunters, Jaill, Ed Schrader's Music Beat and more.
All dates are listed, along with all streams and more, below...
by Bill Pearis
Milwaukee trio Jaill, whose most recent LP was the tunefull Traps on the Sub Pop label, survived their trip to SXSW and, energized from that have decided to play some East Coast shows. That includes a stop in NYC at Knitting Factory on April 4 with Wild Yaks, Las Rosas, and Pop Zeus. Tickets are on sale now.
There are a few Jaill MP3s above if you haven't checked them out before, and all tour dates are listed below.
Milwaukee, WI's Jaill are currently on tour with their Sub Pop labelmates King Tuff, out promoting their fine new album Traps which came out last month. You can download a couple tracks from it at the top of this post. After a run with The Coathangers through the South, Jaill will hit the East Coast for a few dates with Fergus & Geronimo (who also have a new LP), including two NYC shows: Mercury Lounge on September 10 and Maxwell's on September 11. Mercury Lounge tickets go on sale Friday, July 20 at noon with an AmEx presale beginning today (7/18) at noon. Tickets for the Maxwell's show are on sale now.
All Jaill tour dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
After a 2010 album with his band Happy Birthday, Scuzz popper extraordinaire Kyle Thomas has returned to his solo King Tuff moniker for his brand new album, out this week on Sub Pop. The self-titled LP is 12 songs of boogie riffs, Stonesy sneer, big hooks and that nasally whine you either dig or dislike. You can download two tracks at the top of this post ("Bad Thing" is pretty damn catchy) and stream the whole album -- and watch the horror spoof video for "Bad Thing" -- below.
King Tuff, whose shows at SXSW this year were rauccous fun, is heading out on tour with two stops in the NYC area on June 9 at 285 Kent with Habibi, and June 14 at Maxwell's with Habibi and Natural Child. Tickets to the Maxwell's show are on sale now.
Part of King Tuff's tour -- not the part coming to NYC -- is with Sub Pop labelmates Jaill whose new album, Traps, will be out June 12. That's a pretty good double bill! You can download a couple tracks from Traps at the top of this post as well. All King Tuff and Jaill dates are listed below.
Total Control at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Total Control's Henge Beat was a favorite around these parts, and now the band recently released a split 12" with Thee Oh Sees. Check out a video for Total Control's "For Lease" from that split below and order your copy via Castle Face.
Total Control currently have no US dates scheduled. Thee Oh Sees, on the other hand, will spend their summer abroad and have a handful of appearances in the US. The band, who recently played Austin Psych Fest, will play a gang of festival dates including the previously discussed Pitchfork, Outside Lands, Hopscotch, ATP I'll Be Your Mirror and the sold-out Woodsist Festival in Big Sur.
In addition, the band just signed on to be a part of the Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle WA, joining names like Neko Case, Major Lazer, Fitz And The Tantrums, Phantogram, The Lumineers, Grimes, Aesop Rock w/ Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz, Youth Lagoon, Diplo, Cloud Nothings, The Psychic Paramount, Twin Shadow, Dam-Funk and so many more across six-stages and as many city blocks during three days in July (7/20-7/22). Current lineup is below and tickets are on sale.
All tour dates, the Capitol Hill Block Party lineup and that "For Lease" video is below.
photos by Josh Darr
Wilco / Guided By Voices
"Wilco never makes the second record twice, which makes it doubly remarkable that so many of them are tremendous. As formidable as frontman Jeff Tweedy's catalog is, the sonically inventive rock band really stands out on stage -- the place where extreme technical skill meets the chemistry and rousing showmanship of passionate rock veterans. Of course, it helps that the group has the luxury of drawing highlights from seven very different records when it performs. To see Wilco on stage is to hear the best of the best."Listen to Wilco's entire 2-hour Memorial Day Sasquatch set at NPR (listen to GbV's there too). Wilco's entire setlist is listed below.
And with this post, our 2011 Sasquatch basically concludes. Previous posts contain The Decembersts, Noah and the Whale, Rebecca Gates, Day 3 pictures, Archers of Loaf, Day 2 pictures, and more Day 2 pics with Day 1 too. The rest of the pictures from Day 4, below...
Big names and regulars aside, there are a few bands I want to highlight on the just-announced Sasquatch lineup: Wolf Parade ("indefinite hiatus" rumors be damned), The Flaming Lips (performing "The Soft Bulletin"), Death From Above 1979 (now three reunion shows total), Guided By Voices (they're not done yet), and... Archers of Loaf (!). The full lineup of the fest that goes down in Gorge, Washington in May (Memorial Day Weekend), is below...
DOWNLOAD: Obits - You Gotta Lose (MP3)
Obits at Knitting Factory (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Obits will release their new LP Moody, Standard and Poor via Sub Pop on March 29th. Listen to a track from that record above and check out the full tracklist and cover art below.
Meanwhile the band will be priming that release with a gang of dates across the country. They're currently down south for another week with Gentleman Jesse and His Men, and will get on the road again in early March for some dates with their labelmate Jaill. That second run terminates in Dallas on March 15th (SXSW anyone?). The band will then make it home in time to play a record release show at The Bell House on April 2nd with The Sundelles and Tijuana Panthers. Tickets are on sale.
Speaking of Sub Pop, the band that Michael Cera is sometimes in, Mister Heavenly, will be in NYC this Sunday (1/16). Michael Cera may not be there though, but his bandmates Nick Diamonds (Islands/Unicorns), Honus Honus (Man Man) and Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse) definitely will be.
All Obits dates and some videos below.
Oh Land @ Rebel NYC (more by David Andrako)
You've been following the CMJ adventures of multiple BV contributors for two weeks now, including the day by day reviews from Rachel Kowal. Before too much more time passes, here is the conclusion of Rachel's week (with the end of day four and all of day five), and assorted pictures from four other shows all rolled into one big post. Check it all out, below....
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.