Jared Lekites
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Jared Lekites

Edmond, Oklahoma, United States | SELF

Edmond, Oklahoma, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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"Jared Lekites & Leo London"

The impressive Beatlesque opener "Love That Lasts" lead by singer /guitarist Jared Lekites comes out and grabs you right away. The follow up is a folksy "Looking For A Diamond" which is made for a late night campfire, complete with handclaps and harmonica solo. Although his style is the familiar retro strums and harmonies, it's all well written and constructed. "Electric Car Ballet" bounces along and ends with a gorgeous ascending harmonic, and you have your first "must own" track for the stereo in your new Nissan Leaf. It gets a bit Buffalo Spingfield-ish with the moody "Unrequited Love Song" and ending track "Let Your Hair Down Once In A While." This EP fits in your playlist like a comfortable pair of jeans. Fans of The Beatles, Hollies, Beach Boys and James Taylor will surely love it. So Jared, give us more next time! Excellent debut, what else can I say? - Powerpopaholic

"Jared Lekites"

I'm not sure what's in the water in Oklahoma but it seems to be producing more and more musicians who can make the boring old genre of folk melodic and entertaining.

Cue Jared Lekites. The musician wrote all the songs and plays all the instruments on his new EP Looking For Diamonds. Let me tell you, he certainly found a few. - Snob's Music

"EP Tuesday"

Oklahoma's Jared Lekites has a self-professed love for the sounds of the 60s, and draws on Brian Wilson and John Lennon as influences on his debut EP. "Love That Lasts" recalls Wilson's solo work, as it's both anthemic and melodic, while "Looking for a Diamond" sports a quirky melody and a glorious harmonica solo in the middle. "The Electric Car Ballet" is a fun number extolling the demise of the combustion engine, and "Let Your Hair Down Once in a While" is a bit more brooding than its title might indicate, but is a wonderful track nonetheless. - Absolute Powerpop

"Jared Lekites - The Elctric Car Ballet"

Where this track scores for me is in keeping that Beatle-ish feel, and of course the endless 'spot the source' games and although Jared is obviously highly influenced by the band, it doesn't detract from the quality or style that he brings to the party. - RebelRiffs


Looking For Diamonds [EP] - 2010



Jared Lekites is a singer/songwriter heavily inspired by the revolutionary music of the 60s. Much of his influence is evident in his sound which hearkens back to the more simple, bygone days of analog tapes and authentic instrumentation. His debut EP, 'Looking For Diamonds' is an exploration in the ways of loving and losing.