Sardonic Indie Rock Feels from Madrid. - Listen to Skeleton Trees: Bite
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posted 18 Jun 2022 by Krister Axel
Every new release is meant as a meaningful step forward for an artist that is discovering his sound in real-time.

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World traveler and singer-songwriter Jarid Rother has previously call Portland, Oregon his home, but is currently based in Madrid. His inviting style of music incorporates elements of indie guitar pop, emotional, organic folk, and lo-fi rock. Every new release is meant as a meaningful step forward for an artist that is discovering his sound in real-time, while capturing an authentic experience with the universal sonic palette of acoustic guitar, a driving beat, and touches of cinematic, discordant strings.

"Bite" is his latest release, written for those moments when it feels like the world is ending—and all you can do is appreciate the moments of peace wherever they are found. With an enigmatic mix of melancholy and boundless hope, Jared merges the sardonic essence of Elliott Smith against the eclectic, carefree feels of a band like Hippo Campus. "Bite" delivers an endearing sense of pause as we explore the gratifying sense of connection with another person that is so often a rare and precious salvation when life spins out of control.

baby, we built a home in hell
and maybe it's something we can't help

we talk and we cry but i'm not gonna bite
the thoughts in my mind that just aren't on my side
we bark and we bite but i know we got time
if it's all gonna burn at least it's you and I

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist