Jaill

Although it's fairly far along in the game, the perfect soundtrack for this summer may have just shown up. Straight from the shores of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jaill's second full length (and first on local tastemaker Sub Pop), That's How We Burn, plays like a perfect boat ride, with just enough jittery, choppy moments to balance out the smooth sailing. Full of reverb-laden major key jangle and cooing, sunny harmonies, Jaill is a surprisingly upbeat, catchy affair at first listen; raw in all the right places, with just enough sugar sprinkled over it to keep listeners bouncing off the walls. However, dig into the meat of the lyrics, and Jaill has just the right amount of salty world-weariness to make the perfect bitter/sweet combination. With The Hold Steady. GREGORY FRANKLIN

Wed., Aug. 18, 8 p.m., 2010

 
comments powered by Disqus