Thursday, October 23, 2008

Jared Mees And The Grown Children: Caffeine, Alcohol, Sunshine, Money

Jared Mees And The Grown Children
Caffeine, Alcohol, Sunshine, Money
Tender Loving Empire Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Portland, OR's Jared Mees brings a quick sophomore set of laid back indie rock with Caffeine, Alcohol, Sunshine, Money following last years If You Wanna Swim With The Sharks [2007]. The Grown Children are back which consist of Mees wife Brianne and many friends that create a revolving door of lineup changes but give the band an unpredictable performance every time they hit the stage. The album is full of sassy wordplay lyrics and catchy harmonies that have a country tinge to them while still creating a very upbeat indie vibe that just make you tap your feet and wait for the next track.

Key Track: "Bees"

Band With Similar Fire: Cracker

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-Reviewed by Sam DaMatta