Best known to the world as Jared Zoltar of the Zoltars, Jared Leibowich is a musician/writer/filmmaker based out of Austin, TX. His debut solo album, Welcome Late Bloomers, was recorded and mixed by Chris Cohen. Jared says of the album "This is an album about how a person can experience youth, adventure, and rebirth, even as the country he or she lives in is falling apart." This is 10 song collection is sure to please fans of the Zoltars and win Jared new admirers as well.
To commemorate the release of his solo album, Jared will be playing a weekly residency at Beerland (711 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701) every Friday in October. For more information, go to beerlandtexas.com/event/weekly/fri/jared-zoltar-happy-hour-show
Praise for Jared Leibowich and Zoltars:
have you ever wanted someone to fuse all the best things about the Modern Lovers and Some Velvet Sidewalk together? Really? Have long have you been in treatment? Jared Zoltar doesn't stay awake at night wishing for such things (for starters, he's not 100 years old) --- instead, he's honing his craft as one of the nation's best, no-fucking
around songwriters. If I didn't know better I'd accuse him of saving his best stuff for the non-Zoltars recordings, but there you go, I know him better. He's not nearly as malicious as the rest of you. - Gerard Cosloy/12XU Records, Matador Records
"I like the Zoltars because they took the expectation of garage rock... and turned (it) inward, quieting down when others got loud, asking questions when others made pronouncements... They make aching, clean, uncertain-sounding pop music that’s too strong to be polite, but charmingly unsure of its strength.” – Doug Mosurock / Still Single
“There’s a seemingly endless array of nerd voices out there, from puberty-creaked teenagers to computer-science over-pronunciators, but some nerd voices sound really cool, like the person is so fascinating and peculiar that you’d happily sit down and listen while they read the classifieds out loud. That’s how I feel about the main guy in The Zoltars, a sleepy-eyed, Austin-based rock group who make no bones about the holes in their pockets and tears on their cheeks – this vocalist clearly has been stuffed in more than one locker in his day, but there’s a complexity to his sadness that I want to figure out.” – Yellow Green Red