Jeremy Jensen – Vocals/Guitars
Zach House – Bass
Gia Trotter – Keyboards/Vocals
Clint Vickery – Guitars
Jake Hite – Drums
The origins of The Very Most can be traced back to 2001 when Boise, Idaho native Jeremy Jensen started work on a batch of songs in his newly acquired home studio. Those songs eventually became the album Making the Case For Me, which was released in 2004. By this time Jeremy was playing with his sister Rachael (who currently plays in Parenthetical Girls) who sang and played hand percussion and keyboards. That lineup was in place for about a year before Rachael moved on to the big city of Portland. Jeremy continued on as a strictly solo act until Aly McCrink played for a few months singing and playing guitars and keyboard. During this time, they were lucky enough to open for the legendary K records band The Halo-Benders on one of their two reunion shows.
After Aly left the band, Jeremy recruited Zach House on bass and Al Ellis on drums. It was at this time that they released the album Congratulations Forever, which was more developed and gained more attention than its predecessor. Gia Trotter joined after a few months, and a few months after that, Jake Hite replaced Al as the drummer. Finally, Clint Vickery, from the band Spondee (who The Very Most had done a mini-tour with), joined up on guitars, keyboards and vocals. Finally, The Very Most could approach the lush sound on their records live.
Before playing with The Very Most, Jeremy played in The Yukon and You, D.O.L.L., The Whiches, and Pajama Party in a Haunted Hive. Pajama Party in a Haunted Hive played at CMJ, recorded an album with Doug Martsch of Built to Spill, and got that record reviewed on Pitchfork (they even liked it all right). Jeremy also runs Coming in Second records, which has worked with The Very Most, A Seasonal Disguise, The Unicorn Feather, The Microphones, and The Feelings.
The Indiecater Days
The Very Most came to our attention a few months after the release of their second album Congratulations Forever. It didn’t take us too long to fall for their wholesome ditties. Main man Jeremy Jensen is forever on the lookout for the perfect melody and we think he has already produced a treasure chest of them so when his band joined us we were ecstatic. Since that the Very Most’s contribution to indiecater has blossomed. First off one of the highlights from Congratulations Forever, Good Fight Fighting, ended up on Indiecater Vol. 2. Then in the post Obama inauguration celebrations out popped This Year, Christmas Came November 4th from our first seasonal compilation An Indiecater Christmas. Things stepped up a gear in early 2009 when we embarked on the A Year With The Very Most project where the Very Most recorded a new EP for each of the four seasons. We are already talking about a full length album with the band at some stage in 2010!