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The Jai-Alai Savant


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Chicago-by-way-of-Philly trio THE JAI-ALAI SAVANT (pronounced hi-a-lie- sa-vant) have been active since 2002. Their list of influences are vast and their sound eclectic, but it’s their reggae-slanted post-punk roots that take the foreground in the most recent music of the band. Their genre-bending pop compositions coupled with an obvious love of bass culture have drawn comparisons to everyone from the Clash to The Police, Trench mouth and Fugazi.


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  • postbellum

    from their myspace: "Yes We are Still Alive Greetings and happy new year.Yes i know i know.Its been wayyyyy to long since ive made any updates but thats just how i do.Nothings changed as usuall I got to many damn irons in the fire and the attention span and organizational skillz of a hyperactive child.I need an assistant badly are you interested?.People keep asking what are you guys up to.Weve been in the lab working on the next albums worth of material.Its going great and i will keep you all posted and perhaps even give you a little advance teaser of some of the new material.[...] love Ralph"

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
  • banjaloupe

    Does anyone know if they'll ever make another album or something?

    29 Jan 2009 Reply
  • lalahoho

    fernandaM: you can buy Flight Off the Bass Delegate on iTunes.

    13 Mar 2008 Reply
  • fernandaM

    I loved then so much! But I cant´ find their songs.. Here in Brazil we dont have their cds and I can´t seem to find then to download.. My only solution is by myspace and here.. Damn!

    5 Mar 2008 Reply
  • juepucta

    You people are clueless if you can't hear a reggae/dub influence in the music. Almost half the tracks have it. I wouldn't call them a reggae band though.

    13 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Gnew

    wtf... i really can't see in what way this is reggae?

    17 Sep 2007 Reply
  • holo17

    someone post proper tracklist please. great band

    15 Sep 2007 Reply
  • JtS88

    All hail Dour festival for introducing this stuff! Although their album gets kinda boring after track 7 or so :p

    19 Jul 2007 Reply
  • MarsAudiacKB

    Arcane Theories is fuckin sweet

    8 Jul 2007 Reply
  • w4ff3l

    anyone have text song Scarlett Johansson, Why Don't Love Me? plz!

    7 Jul 2007 Reply
  • McEmS wow

    30 May 2007 Reply
  • farqueue

    Just got the album today, scarlett johansson is an awesome track.

    4 May 2007 Reply
  • Jerdna

    crazy guys

    26 Apr 2007 Reply
  • mykel_f

    saw them last night opening for Art Brut. great show.

    21 Apr 2007 Reply
  • Siddhis

    Jai-Alai Savant remixing De-loused in the Comatorium? that sounds unlikely. There have been murmurs of the Mars Volta releasing a remix album, with different artists remixing Mars Volta songs. That could have fallen through though, but El-P did remix The Widow, and it's not a sextacular as one might expect.

    18 Apr 2007 Reply
  • UltraBoy

    that's new to me

    21 Feb 2007 Reply
  • Nemralis

    Heard something about them doing a remix of the De-Loused in the Comatorium-album by The Mars Volta. Anyone know something about this?

    1 Jan 2007 Reply

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