Jared Friedman
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Jared Friedman

Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Gothamist's Jen Carlson on Man in Gray"

Man in Gray creates loud music that we love to scream and sing to when it's on our iPod. This gets us strange looks on the subway, but it's totally worth it. Somehow it simultaneously speaks to our teen angst ridden soul and our present day state of mind. From political punk and think rock to schizophrenic ballads, the band has an original sound with some traces of Sleater-Kinney, The Thermals and maybe even The Breeders mixed in. The co-ed Man in Gray is part hard-edged punk, part melodic hard rock and they're always leaving us shaking our heads and moving our feet.

- Gothamist.com


With The McVeighs:
Tear The Cities Down, LP (1999, Self-Released)

With Man in Gray:
No Day/ No Night, EP (2004, Serious Business Records)
Split 7" EP w/ Unsacred Hearts (2005, Serious Business Records)
I Can't Sleep Unless I Hear You Breathing, LP (2007, Serious Business Records)

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Jared Friedman has been making music since he was a kid. He formed his first band, Boston's infamous Inbreds (later The McVeighs), at the tender age of twelve, gigging around New England in a hailstorm of juvenile-delinquent, punk-rock chaos, before departing for the greener pastures of New York City and a largely unsuccessful stab at respectability.

After college, Jared joined NYC indie stalwarts Man in Gray. As a member of Man in Gray, he has released two critically-lauded albums, shared the stage with such notable acts as Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Morningwood and the legendary ESG, and traversed the country numerous times, playing at a slew of clubs, underground parties and major music festivals.

Now Jared is hitting the road minus his band, with a stripped-down sound and a brand new collection of songs. Displaying touches of country and folk, and drawing inspiration from the likes of Richard Thompson, Elliott Smith and Townes Van Zandt, these songs are the sparest, most direct music he's made so far.