Jared & The Mill is a southwestern indie rock band, formed in 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. A collection of 5 childhood friends who met up in college, Jared & The Mill has spent the past few years touring extensively through the dive bars, venues, theaters, music festivals, and even arenas of the U.S. and Canada, playing alongside burgeoning bands and established acts, and developing a strong and rooted fan base along the way. The band has multiple and successful independent releases, the most recent release, Orme Dugas, was produced by Ryan Hewitt and recorded in Nashville, Tennessee hitting #46 overall iTunes and #9 Billboard Heatseeker Mountain Region.
“Orme Dugas blurs lines to the point where the ambiguity becomes an asset unto itself, a record that sounds exactly like Jared & The Mill to the returning listener but a little more gray to a newcomer. It’s not rock, it’s not country, it’s not folk, but it’s not quite pop. So where do they fit? They’ve opened for the Zac Brown Band, the War on Drugs, Allen Stone, and the Killers, to name a few, and while it’s an impressive list, it’s a still a grab bag. Their undefinable nature is also their strongest weapon. It’s why soccer moms, hipsters, rednecks, white-collar workers, critics, families, and virtually anyone who’s cool or uncool can be a fan in equal measure.” – K.C. Libman Phoenix New Times
As Jared & The Mill has stated, “Our music has been called, compared and regarded by a number of different names and genres, and we’ve been influenced and shaped by many different events and people, but more than anything, we’d like to think that some shred of the Southwest — of our home — can be found in the heart of our music.” It’s a blend of cultures that gives the southwest it’s identity, and it certainly does the same for Jared & The Mill. In their words, “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for listening.”