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With waves of haunting synthesizers, crooning vocals, jagged guitars and pulsating beats, Jupe Jupe creates mournful pop music that moves.Read More...
The Seattle quartet introduces a darkly cinematic atmosphere in its latest release, Crooked Kisses. 10 infectious tracks about unrequited lust, love and heartache--influenced by British new wave, 60s European spy films and lonely, ghost-town Americana. The band has crafted a dramatic soundscape that builds upon its previous two releases, Invaders and Reduction in Drag.
Teaming up once again with Martin Feveyear at Jupiter Studios (REM, Robert Fripp, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse), Jupe Jupe spent nearly two years finessing a collection of hooks, melodies and choruses into a singular vision for the Crooked Kisses album.
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).
Crooked Kisses was released in March, 2014, and charted in the CMJ top 200. The track "Pieces of You" was selected for the CMJ March Mix Tape.