Jared MeesSayonara and good riddance, 2016. It's a new year and Gigantic is resolved to be about fresh new things and a change of mental scenery.  Meet Jared Mees.  He's going to help us achieve said goal. Jared is is a musician, guitarist, vocalist, poet and the proprietor of Tender Loving Empire in Portland, Oregon.  He is releasing his fourth studio album, Life is Long on April 21st, but you get a sneak preview.  We think Jared's song "Echo Chamber" pairs well with Gigantic's bright- and dare we say hopeful- Sound and Vision Winter Pale Ale. 

THE SONG: You, dear Gigantic Drinker, have access to an exclusive download of "Echo Chamber," one of the songs from Jared's upcoming album. Download it here from Tender Loving Empire.

THE BEER: Sound and Vision is a winter pale ale made with Marris Otter and Crystal malts. It derives bright tropical fruit, berry and "dank" hop flavors from Pacific Jade and Mosaic hops. 

 Label Art by Ferris Plock @

About the Album: We are told that Jared wrote all of the songs and recorded them with the stellar Paul Laxer (Typhoon) in a small cabin along Oregon’s mighty Santiam river.

About the Artist: Ferris Plock lives and works in San Francisco where he enjoys wild originality and using a wide variety of media to create detailed artwork inspired by pop culture and Japanese woodblock prints.