Jarad Miles, a singer-songwriter from Colman, South Dakota, released an EP and a full-length within a matter of months. One Million Years, the EP, has the better sound, but his full-length Rocketship shows his growth as a musician. He is willing to try anything to add an etch to his folk songs, about half way between Chris Bell and 16 Horsepower.
Miles has developed his own rambling, lo-fi sound and although his wavering vocals may put off casual listeners, his songwriting skills make sure that he had no trouble getting people to play with him - Rocketship lists 14 names.
Warts and all, he is an artist worth watching in years to come.
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