JAILL with TEAM BAND
Friday, Oct 29, 2010 9:00 PM CDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
Vincent Kircher, Austin Dutmer, Andrew Harris and Ryan Adams are a somewhat sneaky, rarely sleazy group of guys from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Together, they are Jaill, a self-described psych-pop combo who play with undeniable guts. Long-time friends and musical partners, Kircher and Dutmer started the band back in 2002. The two had struck on a winning formula: up-tempo, guitar-driven twang-twee with punk attitude courtesy of Kircher’s deeply wry lyrics, disarmingly cheerful at surface level. The band went through several lineups trying to bring the recordings to the stage. The 2006 addition of bassist Andrew Harris was the perfect complement to Dutmer’s Animal-esque drumming, and with his walking bass and deep-knee bends, the band’s backbone was formed. In early 2009, the band released There’s No Sky (Oh My My) that is irresistibly catchy, moving, dirty, sarcastic, and new. There’s No Sky caught the attention of Sub Pop. Recalling the glory of ’90s lo-fi pop, these songs possess a sinewy tension honed from years of basement shows and a palpable, gritty rock sense born of enduring the cold, cold Midwest winter months, day in and day out. During the touring behind There’s No Sky, guitarist and habitual sleeper/flirter Ryan Adams joined the band. Adams’ solid guitar work complements Kircher’s sloppy, almost out of control approach and, added bonus: his gift at singing harmonies was immediately appreciated by all. On an October 2009 trip out to the west coast, Sub Pop representatives were in attendance at a Monday night show in Seattle and signed the band. Jaill’s latest Album, That’s How We Burn, dropped July 27, 2010 bearing the proud endorsement of their new label home, the Milwaukee band has changed little in their creative tactics. Speeding up, then slowing down, always riding along nicely on its own natural momentum, That’s How We Burn is sure to make the girls freak, the guys geek, and all the lovers weak in the knees.