Thursday, January 26, 2012

Jared Mees and the Grown Children

 “I was having trouble describing the music of JARED MEES & THE GROWN CHILDREN. When it seems like an indie-pop hybrid, it turns folk. And then the string section comes in. It’s all very confusing," says AZARIA PODPLESKY. " The creation of Portland’s own jack-of-all-trades Jared Mees, the Grown Children features a constantly changing line up of his friends and fellow musicians who are, as the band’s blog puts it, “consistently sexy and talented.” Podplesky goes on to say, "Spontaneous, infrequent rehearsals are also a big part of this folk/pop/rock band, so what happens during their live show is anybody’s guess.”

I have to admit I fell in love with their quirky little ditty SHAKE, the first time I heard it. And I've been wanting to listen to more of their playlist since.

I am trying to shake all these blues away, only good thoughts can stay. I am trying to burn down this lonely forest, with a single chorus sung in a minor key. I am trying to love what I’ll have to leave, & I’m trying not to grieve prematurely. -shake

The group is from Oregon. Their latest CD that came out last May is ONLY GOOD THOUGHTS CAN STAY. Mees has generous help from Megan Spear, and Javier Madrigal. He's described their music as jangly and chorus half in yang. Its definitely a group that is their to have fun, and possibly, they can sing your troubles away.

“I’m breathing good air, through good lungs, with a good heart beating”-hungry like a tiger(song)

Jared Mees and the Grown Children


“Holy hallelujah I’m losing hold. There’s so many things I want but all that I’m getting’s old.”-Juicy Fruit


Cafe Fashionista said...

Shake is such a fun song - it would be perfect for summer beach parties! :)

Cuppykirsten said...

I loved that song as soon as I clicked the play-button!

With love, Kirsten

meg said...

They sound so fun!

Stephanie said...

Love hearing new music! :)

Sara said...

Great song, great band!