Jupiter One Set Release

(Rkyo) A Sunshower can be a rare occurrence, but when these opposing forces meet, magic and allure is in the air. This is exactly why the NYC-based rockers, Jupiter One, chose the title (inspired by the Japanese short film Dreams by Akira Kurosawa) for their upcoming Ryko album available September 15, 2009.

Their far-out freshness mixed with timeless musical inspirations mesh together in a bittersweet indie-pop rock concoction—produced by the group and noted engineer Chris Ribando (The Black Crowes, Priestbird, Mary J. Blige).

This young quartet—all in their twenties—consisting of K Ishibashi (lead vocals), Zac Colwell (lead guitar), Dave Heilman (drums) and Pat Dougherty (bass), has a knack for unifying their contemporary style with a range of musical influences. Sunshower is the result of Jupiter One's experienced ear. For instance, the dancefloor-friendly "Simple Stones," filled with handclaps and soulful riffs, boasts a bass line for all ages while blending '80s Rolling Stones and MGMT. The epic opener "Volcano" resurrects the youthful spirit of the Beach Boys with The Flaming Lips, while delivering one of the disc's best choruses. And if Ishibashi conjures The Shins on "Find Me a Place," then he drops vintage, finger-picking folk on "People in the Mountain". Lastly but certainly not least, their current single "Flaming Arrow," a shimmering acoustic folk tune, shoots through with a bumping bass line and New Orleans inspired drum groove. This genre-bending approach creates a hook-heavy opus well suited for our ADD times.

From selling out Manhattan's hot bed of music venues, to releasing their self-titled EP in 2005, followed by their debut album in 2007 as well as scoring high-profile commercial campaigns (MLB's Opening Day '09, NASCAR Talladega Race '09, NBC's hit show Heroes, Madden NFL '08, Payless'09, Mazda '08), Jupiter One has come a long way from the traveling circus. Yes, Barnum Kaleidoscope is where Virginian-born K Ishibashi and Austin native Zac Colwell met as touring musicians, and where the two planted the seeds for Jupiter One. Having quit their day jobs, the new Jupiter One, with the addition of former STOMP member and New Jersey-born Dave Heilman and Delaware-raised Pat Dougherty, continue to rock stage shows stateside and breathe new life into their ever evolving sound.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Aug. 7th @ Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey
Aug. 8th @ 8PM for the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (w/ RjD2 & Hercules Love Affair) in Brooklyn, NY
*Sunshower Tour planned for Sept.–Dec. 2009, Info TBA

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