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Jared Plays “Marylyn” Live at Conor Byrne, Seattle

Hey guys! I’ve been super busy with playing in The Last Great Love, working with Carter to run Melodrama Recordings, and cutting scratch tracks for my upcoming album! I can’t wait for this release, should be around December. In the meantime, I’ll be giving you little bits of sing-song to keep ya warm at night.

Check out this video of me playing “Marylyn” live at Conor Byrne in Seattle, and stay tuned for more! If you are in the Seattle area, be sure to catch me at all the open mics around town.



Super-8 Seattle

A short film by Riley Ziesig. Music by Jared Hauser.

New York, New York – Ryan Adams Cover

So last night I was at rehearsal for the Seattle-based band I’ve been playing in, The Last Great Love (stream their music here, follow them on Twitter here, become a Facebook fan here). I got into a conversation with Brooke, one of our other guitarists, on our favorite songwriters. We both agreed that Ryan Adams is simply the greatest. In honor of his amazing work, here’s a cover of his song “New York, New York” from the brilliant album Gold. These are some of my favorite lyrics of all time, check them out here.


Tomorrow’s Yesterday

Wait, you mean the Tomorrow’s Yesterday, as in the last song off Reel Karma’s first EP?! Is this some kind of a belated April Fool’s thing? I mean, what’s next, Love Me Too? Your Ways?? RILEY’S THEME?!?!

Oh hey! Didn’t see you there! I mean, err, I wasn’t talking to myself in the mirror, that was someone else…they’re gone now. But hey! And the rumors are true! Today’s post is a bit of a blast from the past. Come to think of it, I could have written this off as a new tune – I mean, who ever listened to it back then anyways? The answer is Kate I, and today’s post is dedicated to her, as well as all the other “way back when” fans. Check out the lyrics, and go listen to Eve of Destruction to hear my main influence on this cut!


You and Me – Reel Karma

Somehow this hadn’t made the blog yet! Enjoy!


Dodos’ No Color Wipes Pallet Clean

The Dodos’ No Color has founding members Eric Long and Logan Krober trimming their instrumental crew to two, ditching that bloated vibraphone for the atmospheric, luscious backup vocals of alt-country songstress Neko Case. Concurrently immersed in cerebral contemplation and visceral intensity, The Dodos’ fourth LP recaptures the urgent physicality of 2008’s Visitor. And still baby faced on the steep side of 30? Ponce de Leon, call off the flotilla!


Released on Frenchkiss Records — home to Silver Lake psych folkies Local Natives and loquacious, verbose indie rockers The Hold SteadyNo Color’s opening track “Companions” kicks off with frontman Eric Long’s blushing romanticism. Delivered with scalding conviction: “Insipid wait and so we play /Companions.”

Propped by raw, caterwauling raillery on “Don’t Try And Hide It,” The Dodos admonish passive embrace of turnkey lives: “Don’t give your eyes to other’s vocations / They are there to keep you in your station.” Offering us exodus from a monochromatic, future: “Don’t try and hide it, don’t try and hide it, fight it!” Throughout the LP, No Color features percussionist Logan Krober’s signature drum rim tapping and “tambourine shoe” to match Long’s escalating vocal prowess.


Neutral Milk Medley

That’s right, it’s Medley Monday! I’m hoping to pick an awesome album once a week and mash some of the great cuts into one video. This week: Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. This band made it big in the indie circuit as part of Elephant Six, a 90s label that spanned from Seattle to Colorado to Athens, Georgia. Elephant Six was responsible for bands such as Neutral Milk Hotel, The Olivia Tremor Control, and Apples In Stereo.

Here are three great cuts from “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.”