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Jared Mees & The Grown Children

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JARED MEES & THE GROWN CHILDREN – ONLY GOOD THOUGHTS CAN STAY

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From the first euphoric lines of album-opener "Hungry Like a Tiger" (“I’m breathing good air, through good lungs, with a good heart beating”) to the unstoppable catharsis of the 7-minute barn-burner sing-along "Juicy Fruit," Only Good Thoughts Can Stayweaves a dense fabric of instrumentation around a central narrative patchwork. Lyrically, Mees has forgone the strictly first-person storytelling that characterized 2008’s Caffeine, Alcohol, Sunshine, Money in favor of embodying the perspectives and personal experiences of close friends and family, including his wife (“W.W.J.B.D”), his brother (“Billy Bird”), and a longtime friend (“Inaudible Song”), all of whom shared many of the trials and tribulations that provided inspiration for the record.

TRACK LISTING

1. Hungry Like a Tiger
2. Limber Hearts
3. W.W.J.B.D.
4. Billy Bird
5. Inaudible Song II
6. Tiny Toy Piano
7. Inaudible Song I
8. Even Little Mountains
9. Juicy Fruit Prelude
10. Juicy Fruit
11. Graverobbers
12. Shake

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JARED MEES & THE GROWN CHILDREN – CAFFEINE, ALCOHOL, SUNSHINE, MONEY

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Tender Loving Empire co-founder Jared Mees' second album, and his first at the helm of the band The Grown Children, Caffeine, Alcohol, Sunshine, Money is a meandering aural journey through multiple genres, time periods and perspectives. From the sci-fi themed orchestral epic "Trampling Daisies" to the hoe-down barn burner "In The Fall" to the feel good 'you can do it' vibes of pure pop gem"The Tallest Building in Hell" Jared Mees & The Grown Children bring you a grouping of disparate yet cohesive lyric-heavy power folk jams that are the perfect soundtrack for both hauling ass down a back road or quiet solo reflection time; songs for both the night before and the morning after.

"an album full of rustic themes and sing-along choruses, as informed as much by Dylan as it is Neutral Milk Hotel." -OPB

Recorded at Mastan Music Studios in Portland OR and Produced by Jeremy Wilson (Dharma Bums/Pilot) and principle songwriter Jared Mees, Caffeine, Alcohol, Sunshine Money features percussion/drum work from Ezra Holbrook, (Decemberists, Dr Theopolis) viola and string arrangements by Jordan Dykstra, (Dash!) accordion, piano and organ from Eric Gilbert (Finn Riggins) and vocals by Megan Spear as well as contributions from a host of others.

JARED MEES & THE GROWN CHILDREN – IF YOU WANNA SWIM WITH THE SHARKS

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The debut album from Portland songsmith Jared Mees is as much a linguistic journey as it is a sonic one. Songs about hard times, long nights, half full drinks and half alive friends. "If you wanna swim with the sharks...you gotta concentrate"was uttered to Mees by a homeless passerby one hot summer night in Hollywood and it lives on in these 12 poetic rockers.

Track Listing

1.Suicide Squeeze
2.Him Her You Me
3.Loboito
4.Cockleburs & Hay
5.Moonlight & Timing
6. Panama Anthem
7.Live Fiction
8.Sodom & Glendora
9.Working & Drinking
10.The Strange Demise of Jerome Nobles
11.Its In The Way
12.Julai Throwback

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