Fresh off the heels of last June’s Brain Cream (Burger Records), Jaill is back with Wherever It Be, the latest installment in the Infinity Cat Cassette Series. Written, performed, and recorded by frontman Vincent Kircher in the spare bedroom and basement of his Milwaukee home (aka Vinnie's House of Doom), Wherever It Be is a more playful effort that combines Jaill’s classic psych-pop vibe with glam-rock-tinged guitar and surf-pop vocals. It’s an undeniably whimsical album, dealing with topics like hermit crabs, body odors, and surfing oceans in outer space. Songs are submerged in descending harmonies and delayed out arpeggiators, beaming with a sense of positivity in the face of a world that’s totally absurd.
Wherever It Be was mixed and mastered by Josh Evert (Jaill, Fatty Acids), who Kircher credits with the extra grit and dynamics. “He took something small and made it big,” says Kircher of Evert’s work. “I’m proud of both of us and excited for this album to reach into ears.” The lows punch you in the gut, while the vocals float pure and pretty, with songs ebbing and flowing into each other to create a laid-back, carefree energy. It’s as if Kircher is saying, hey, the world may be ending abruptly, but isn’t it pretty? Isn’t that okay? With Wherever It Be in your headphones, the answer is a definite yes.
Limited to 350 colored cassettes, Wherever It Be is out January 8th as part of the Infinity Cat Cassette Series.
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