Portland's Tender Loving Empire is a local record label, music store, gallery, and arts collective that does pretty much everything- and does it well.
The latest project from this creative outpost? A brand-new album from its founder. Jared Mees & the Grown Children won't be dropping Only Good Thoughts Can Stay until May, but get an early listen of the quintet's first single now.
"Limber Hearts" is a wonderfully eclectic folk-rock jam that's filled with clapping, crescendo choruses, and strangely catchy trumpets solos (who knew?). With heartfelt lyrics and spirited rhythms, the latest from Jared Mees & the Grown Children is just as soulful as someone like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and equally as fun. Download "Limber Hearts" here and you'll see that growing up maybe isn't so bad after all.