JAILL release new single “Pointy Fingers”, watch its video

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    Last year, the cynicism of JAILL’s third album, Traps, snuck up on listeners under the guise of danceable, surf-y power pop. The Milwaukee-based outfit’s non-album single, “Pointy Fingers”, subverts even the self-loathing lyrical aspects. Bemoanings of daily routines like “we walk and work and wait/ and wonder what we want” are negated by responses of “it’s who/it’s you/with you.”

    And as frontman Vinnie Kircher’s delivery of those words leave you questioning if this is a happy love song or not, the video similarly plays on expectations. What starts as an innocent two-person dance party turns into a warping of space-time and a dive into a ball pit. Imagine if you swam through the multicolored plastic orbs at your local Chuck E. Cheese’s and wound up in a rehearsal space. Now click play and see what it feels like.

    The Ryan Reeve-directed clip comes on the eve of JAILL’s new U.S. tour, which you can find mapped out below.


    JAILL 2013 Tour Dates:
    06/25 - Sante Fe, NM @ Iconik Coffee
    06/26 - El Paso, TX @ Calvera Cafe
    06/27 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
    06/28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit
    06/30 - Fullerton, CA @ Burger Records
    06/30 - Fullerton, CA @ Continental Room
    07/02 - Oakland, CA @ Night Light
    07/03 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
    07/04 - Eugene, OR @ Tiny Tavern
    07/06 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
    07/07 - Seattle, WA @ Heartland
    07/08 - Spokane, WA @ Mootsy’s
    07/10 - Fargo, ND @ Aquarium (Dempsey’s Upstairs)
    07/20 - Sudbury, ON @ River & Sky Festival