Milwaukee band Jaill gets a deal with Sub Pop—and an extra "L" in the process
The group will record its label debut in Bay View in January
Vinnie Kircher and Austin Dutmer of the Milwaukee garage-pop band Jaill still seemed a little dazed Monday afternoon after stopping by the A.V. Club Milwaukee office to confirm Internet rumors that the group had signed a deal with Sub Pop Records, one of the nation’s top indie labels and home to The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Band Of Horses, and The Postal Service (as well as Nirvana and Mudhoney back in the day). The deal is for two albums, the first of which will be recorded here in Milwaukee starting in January at Howl Street Recordings and the Mystery Room by local engineer Justin Perkins. “We’re excited,” Kircher said about the deal, “but maybe it hasn’t sunk in yet.”
Oh, and the band is also changing its name to Jaill to avoid legal conflicts with “a German band from the ’70s” that recently reissued its album, Dutmer said. You’ll be able to see the newly signed and re-named Jaill when it performs Dec. 19 with The Dutchess And The Duke at Club Garibaldi. A full interview with Kircher and Dutmer will run here next week.