Meet Jaill, a bouncy, spirited bunch of misfits creating some of the freshest indie rock I’ve heard in awhile. They’re sassy and poppy at times, but lead singer/songwriter Vincent Kircher’s detached lyrical style give off a vibe of cooler than cool. I thought this band pic was appropriate for this lovely holiday time of year.
I’m currently enveloped by their July 2010 self-titled full-length Sub Pop release. I have to admit I picked up the album in the used section mesmerized by the dreamy, washed out cover art, but once I took a sample listen I was hooked. They’re a lot more upbeat than the cover suggests, and a lot of their songs actually sounds more like fun surf-y party music. I might have to throw them in next time I host a shindig at my place.
The album is well balance between their more mellow material and their rockin’-out-in-the-car songs. I prefer the latter considering I so rarely find a lively bunch of indies that don’t fall into the overtly pop category. My must hear cuts include “She’s My Baby,” “Snakes Snakes,” and “Everyone’s Hip”. It’s fun to see a band that’s been at work awhile finally come into the light.
Too bad they’re touring in the midwest right now. I think I missed them when they visited the Emerald City 🙁
Find more info and video at their official site jaill.net.