It’s almost been two years since Jared Mees & The Grown Children released their brilliant album Caffeine, Alcohol, Sunshine, Money. But with every live show they play in their hometown of Portland, or throughout the Northwest and California for that matter, their singularly identifiable brand of messy folk continues to seem fresh and frenzied in nature.
A new album is underway, and “Cockleburrs and Hay” is a track that exemplifies the new spirit and vision that Mr. Mees and company have acquired, and are using to roll right on through the indie rock storm. This is a track that shows the group moving forward using more instruments, an even broader sense of structure in their lyrical content, and the advancement of their signature “sing along people now” attitude that has made this a must-see in their own right.
And although 2010 is wrapping up faster than we think, until we hear from Jared and his multitude of friends, the best is definitely yet to come. Watch for Jared Mees & The Grown Children, on their upcoming west coast tour which kicks off at Doug Fir in Portland on September 23rd.