Introducing: Jarad Miles
Jarad Miles is a local artist who performs both solo as well as with his band Ancient Waves. Last Summer Miles released his first record in nearly a decade. Standing Upon This Array was conceived at the start of the pandemic and chronicles the struggles with love and loss during that time. As with many records from the past few years, its intensely introspective and evokes spiritual catharsis.
Musically Miles’ style is an eclectic blend of guitar and keyboard driven pop that dips a toe into experimental/psychedelic waters. It’s hard not to see comparisons to Bon Iver, especially when Miles’ utilizes autotune vocals. Other bands come to mind though as well – those who successfully find a balance between harmony and experimentation (a band like Grizzly Bear comes to mind).