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Jaill Record Release Party

June 8, 2012 - 19:00 to 23:45
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Milwaukee's Jaill is neither frilly nor fancy...

...what better way to welcome the quintet's newest into existence than surrounded by black lights and used shoes?

Walking in a straight line between tacky and inspiring, Jaill's music is both completely smarter than your smartiest pants, but probably a bit dirtier than your dirtiest pants. They're the band that is charming, inappropriate, close-mouthed and impossibly intelligent, all in one go. Their take on pop music comes with plenty of quirks, big words, psych sounds, pretty guitars, hooks, vocal harmonies and underlying aggression that somehow remains playful and humble. The band's first round of recordings, catchy as catchy can be, always hinted at something more muscular, and that something became more ear-apparent upon the release of their Sub Pop Records debut, That's How We Burn (2010).

Two years down and Traps is set for release. Jaill sounds comfortable and confident, especially evident on their recently-released single, "Waste a Lot of Things", which is a repeat-er of a song and easily so. Sub Pop says the rest of Traps will follow suit: "Traps is pretty, it’s moody, it pops. It has the scrappy, vengeful enthusiasm of a puppy stuck under a blanket. It’s an adorably grumpy bear just awoken from his long winter’s slumber, with a mangy heart rarely found outside of the stuffed animal bin of a Salvation Army. It’s an album that expects to be taken seriously goddammit, even though it just puked on the bar." Yup. Same old Jaill we know. And we'll keep coming back for more...and so we do with a special night in store.

Get ready for an evening of fun in Milwaukee as Jaill celebrates their new album just a bit early for hometown's sake complete with glow bowling and eating tacos. Pick up Traps before the release date, too. Find the band and challenge them to a bowling game or a taco-eating contest. As long as they make the stage on time, it's all good.