JAILL: Brain Cream: CD

For some reason, I’ve always assumed Jaill were from NYC, or somewhere on the West Coast. Clearly I was way off, but I imagine these cats are quite the hometown heroes in Milwaukee. There’s never been a shortage of hot acts from Wisconsin, sure, but Cream City seems like an unlikely place of origin for these dream pop masterminds (albeit the title of the long player in question is “Brain Cream”). “Getaway” is clearly a fan favorite, but the whole record stands out quite well the whole way through. (“Picking My Bones” is likely tops for me.) Jaill’s lateral jump from Sub Pop to Burger is a solid one, as Brain Cream doesn’t miss a beat.

 –Steve Adamyk (Burger, burgerrecords.com)