Jared Mancuso Music
Jared Mancuso makes his return as a solo artist with his new alternative rock album Superdope. His first solo release, A Very Pleasant Person (2012), is comprised of songs written over the course of a decade, and chronicles his growth as a songwriter and arranger. Just like Superdope, it features him on every instrument: drums, bass, guitar, keys, and vocals. Following the release of A Very Pleasant Person, Jared teamed up with friend and homonymous fellow songwriter Jared Bardugone to produce two albums as The Jared Project.
While on hiatus from TJP, Jared Mancuso has been spending a great deal of time spearheading another venture called Not Fade Away, a modernized tribute to the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and their contemporaries.
The mid-century stylings of early rock & roll in Not Fade Away served as a great source of inspiration for Superdope. Additionally, Jared took influence from the sunny beach-party vibes and musical intricacies of The Beach Boys, as well as elements from some of his modern musical role models: the catchiness of Weezer, the bluesy garage grittiness of Jack White, and the punchiness of The Black Keys.
These elements come together in Superdope, a sonically refreshing, in- your-face love letter to rock & roll mailed priority first-class from Jared Mancuso.
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THE JARED PROJECT
At first glance one would surmise The Jared Project is a new line of mens' fashion rolling out to the general public. Jared Bardugone and Jared Mancuso, sole members of the musical group The Jared Project, have fresh, all-American good looks ready to be packaged and branded. Watching the group perform, it is impossible not to notice their keen sense of style and congenital confidence. Looks, of course, can be deceiving. However, hearing The Jared Project reveals an entirely different set of facets. Upon first listen to the sweet singing folkpop duo, the summation is totally different. The two men suddenly sound keen and impassioned. Even, at times, delicate.
Jared Mancuso and Jared Bardugone, JM and JB as they refer to themselves, have been friends for over a decade and have been making music together since the beginning. Calling attention to the fact that they share the same first name creates a sneaky dichotomy that makes the duo's title much more interesting than it initially appears. JB is gay and JM is straight. The two contend that this dynamic has led to them both growing as people, as well as given them the platform to deliver a message of acceptance to their fans.