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Jupe Jupe:
Crooked Kisses

Available now at iTunes, Bandcamp, CD Baby, and Amazon.


REMIX RELEASE:
Cut-Up Kisses

Available now at iTunes, Bandcamp, CD Baby.



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BIO

With waves of haunting synthesizers, crooning vocals, jagged guitars and pulsating beats, Jupe Jupe creates mournful pop music that moves.

The Seattle quartet brings a darkly cinematic atmosphere to its three releases, “Invaders,” “Reduction in Drag,” and “Crooked Kisses”--creating infectious tracks influenced by British new wave, 60s European spy films and lonely, ghost-town Americana. The band teamed up with Martin Feveyear at Jupiter Studios (REM, Robert Fripp, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse) for two of its albums—plus a variety of renowned artists/producers for the remix album, “Cut Up Kisses” (featuring Lusine, Mike Simonetti, Rick G. Nelson, Erik Blood, Hanssen, and more).

Jupe Jupe is made up My Young on vocals and synths, Bryan Manzo and Patrick Partington on guitars, and Jarrod Arbini on drums and percussion. The four members are veterans of the Seattle and Austin indie pop and prog scenes (Pleasurecraft, The Cinematics [U.S.], Maximum Coherence During Flying).

Jupe Jupe has received regular airplay on 90.3 KEXP as well as over a hundred college radio stations across the US and Canada. “Crooked Kisses” and “Reduction in Drag” charted in the CMJ top 200 and the track "Pieces of You" was selected for the CMJ March 2014 Mix Tape.

In October 2014, Jupe Jupe played the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC and the band's song "Love to Watch You Fall" (remixed by Lusine) was featured on the CMJ October Mixtape.

Reviews:

“ … anyone with even a passive appreciation for expertly applied, fluid synth riffs, drama-filled vocals, infectious pop choruses, and deft dance-rock grooves will be able to ease right in … ”
-AllMusic

“Coolly campy, exquisitely wrought electro-pop.”
-The Stranger

“This third release is both stylish and elegant, but never loses a joyfully ecstatic lust for life that makes even the darkest night spin like a glittering discotheque.”
-Big Takeover

"...a unique take on electro-pop that's equally tragic and danceable."
-The Seattle Weekly

"Recorded by Martin Feveyear at Jupiter Studios, Crooked Kisses will probably be the album that pushes these folks' career to the next level. These ten tracks are memorable, melodic, danceable, and ultimately quite infectious."
-Babysue

"The band's sound is as much a throwback to older glam and analog times as it is a modern update for new listeners. Equal parts dark and danceable, Jupe Jupe is a band to watch."
-Magnet Magazine

 

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