Jaill: “Waste A Lot Of Things”
The trouble with a lot of garage-punkers is that when you get right down to it, the band’s never seem like the type you’d want to invite over for a nice dinner party. Jaill is different. Yes, they have the requisite crunchy, lo-fi sound, but the band has an undeniable pop sense, and a sparkle that makes them fun to listen to, and fellas you wouldn’t mind having around for wine and cheese.
The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based trio did the usual rounds any hungry, up-and-coming band should: gigging and self-releasing records any way you can. It just so happens that one of their self-released, home-packaged LPs ended up in the offices of Sub Pop, who snatched the band up. In 2010 Jaill released That’s How We Burn, their first album with the label. Songs like “The Stroller” and “Everyone’s Hip” are razor-sharp bits of angular, lo-fi pop.
On June 12 Jaill will release their new LP Traps. The album’s opener is “Waste A Lot of Things,” and it’s also today’s song of the day. The tune is a lo-fi pop stomper, like some strange mash-up between The Black Lips and the Bay City Rollers. It’s definitely a great song to kick off a record.