Jared Van Fleet
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Jared Van Fleet

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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Sparrow House - Falls
Voxtrot - Raised by Wolves
Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters and Wives
Voxtrot - Your Biggest Fan
Voxtrot - Voxtrot

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Jared Van Fleet is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally from Austin, TX.

He began his career as a member of blog-buzzed indie band Voxtrot, performing as a keyboardist and guitarist, and writing orchestral arrangements for the group's records. In early 2007, Van Fleet released his own six-song EP, entitled "Falls", under the name Sparrow House. It was met with critical acclaim from indie publications such as Pitchfork and Gorilla Vs. Bear, and although Voxtrot's schedule did not allow time for a solo tour, he managed to perform at a few select concerts with artists such as Beirut, Jose Gonzalez and St. Vincent.

In late 2007, after several years of intense touring, Van Fleet took a long break from the music industry, leaving Voxtrot and suspending indefinitely his solo work. During this time, while he withdrew from public performance and did not release any music, he did continue traveling and writing, splitting his time between Texas, France, and Spain.

Van Fleet eventually settled in Brooklyn, NY, in late 2009, and slowly became interested once again in recording and performing. In 2010 he reunited with Voxtrot for their farewell US tour, and soon afterwards, joined Beirut as a pianist for performances at the Guggenheim in New York, and a summer festival tour in Europe.

In 2011, Van Fleet is returning to release a second EP as Sparrow House, and is also busy preparing a full-length debut under his own name.

------------ Some reviews of "Falls"

“Of the hundreds of artists I’ve written about since starting this blog nearly two years ago, I can safely say that no song has gotten quite the reaction that Sparrow House’s ‘When I Am Gone’ received when we originally posted it… we can’t possibly recommend this enough." - Gorilla vs Bear

"Astonishingly pretty." - Stylus Magazine

"[Van Fleet] has a knack for smart, inventive, but ultimately classical pop-rock composition." - Pitchfork

"This is as good as home recordings get." - The Austin Chronicle

"An almost flawless 19:26 of music." - All Things Go