Jared Mancuso makes his return as a solo artist with his new alternative rock album Superdope . His first solo release, A Very Pleasant Person (2012), is comprised of songs written over the course of a decade, and chronicles his growth as a songwriter and arranger. Just like Superdope, it features him on every instrument: drums, bass, guitar, keys, and vocals. Following the release of A Very Pleasant Person, Jared teamed up with friend and homonymous fellow songwriter Jared Bardugone to produce two albums as The Jared Project.
While on hiatus from TJP, Jared Mancuso has been spending a great deal of time spearheading another venture called Not Fade Away, a modernized tribute to the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and their contemporaries.
The mid-century stylings of early rock & roll in Not Fade Away served as a great source of inspiration for Superdope. Additionally, Jared took influence from the sunny beach-party vibes and musical intricacies of The Beach Boys, as well as elements from some of his modern musical role models: the catchiness of Weezer, the bluesy garage grittiness of Jack White, and the punchiness of The Black Keys.
These elements come together in Superdope, a sonically refreshing, in-your-face love letter to rock & roll mailed priority first-class from Jared Mancuso.
Superdope is a fresh taste of what has been missing in modern rock. The melting pot of sounds has set the standard for the fun that rock ‘n roll can be again. - Indie Band Guru
Superdope is filled with rich and complex punk/garage-inspired melodies, rhythms and vocals, all swirled together with tons of high & low, loud & soft, and stop & go contrast to keep a fan more than interested. The end result is an album that is not only technically and musically wonderful…it’s just plain fun. - The Ark of Music
A damn near perfect album, top to bottom, some tracks are better than others but there’s not a bad track in the lot. And two tracks alone are worth having this album for –namely the title track 'Superdope' and the instrumental 'Mayday'. Other gems for me include 'Roll Over', 'Drive Me Crazy' and 'The Other Side'. - Jamsphere Magazine
If this doesn’t make you love rock and roll again, something is seriously wrong with you.
- Middle Tennessee Music
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