Soon after meeting in their home state of Oregon, Josh Schroeder and Meredith Adelaide discovered that they share common ideas about music, art, life, and their love of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. This connection fostered a creative match that quickly evolved into a musical project as Josh and Mer. Their debut album, Planet Music, was recorded with producer Jason Carter (Frank Black, Pete Yorn, Art Brut) and evokes a dreamy, experimental indie rock sound. The Portland duo furthered their artistic vision by filming and photographing elements of their collaborative process. "We each bring something to the table that we otherwise couldn't do alone, and I think that's why it works," says Josh, while Meredith adds, “We're always trying to one-up each other with concepts, visuals, and sounds.
The duo released their full-length album, "Planet Music" on Feb. 14th 2012. It is available through their website, iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and Music Millennium in Portland, Oregon. Josh and Mer recently composed the network theme song for the BBC Kids Channel in Canada and they lent their voices, instrumental talents, and production style to the recording of the theme song.
About the band...
Bassist John Blunk has performed and recorded with over thirty groups in styles ranging from modern classical music (Medium) to traditional folk music of Europe and the Middle East (including Scandinavian - Fossegrimen, Polish/Czech/Slovak - Most, Balkan - Kef, Turkish, Lebanese and Egyptian - Ala Nar) as well as Dixieland-era jazz (Yves Francois), Americana folk/roots music (Emma Hill and her Gentlemen Callers), and more genres of rock than can possibly be Dewey Decimaled into a small library (in Chicago: Seven Four Slide and Cyclesomething, in Oregon: Rozendal and Stephen Ashbrook). It was through touring with Portland indie-rock band The Wanteds that opened the door for John to connect with Josh and Meredith as they began to expand their duo project into a full live band. To fill the drum vacancy, John turned to Paul Beaulieu, his colleague from the live-electronica band The Sexbots nee' Stella Grace.