Jared Hart’s simplicity is lush

Best known from his work with The Scandals, Jared Hart continues that band’s penchant for the heartfelt side of “punk” music on his solo debut LP, ‘Past Lives & Pass Lines’, though in a more intimate way. Raw and unassuming, these songs pull you in. Acoustic and electric guitars blend together with Hart’s gravelly world-worn vocals and harmonized backing voices, and the resulting sound envelopes you with its lushness. The simplicity of these songs is proof that you can do so much with so little.