One foot in mainstream pop/rock the other in Indie!
Oct 11, 2009
I took a chance at trying out the Jupiter One cd, all I knew was that they were touring with Regina Spektor so they had to have something going for them. I hadn't realized what a treat I was in for. Since I got the cd maybe 3 or so weeks ago I've probably listened to the cd easily 10-15 times, it's in regular rotation for me. I wasn't immediately intrigued but really I never am, takes awhile to warm up to most any cd for me besides the singles I already know.
Jupiter One's songs allow them one foot in the mainstream pop/rock scene and the other in the indie scene. I think they would appeal to a lot of people. A lot of catchy songs and rhythms that stick in your head (Volcano and Anna) but also songs that will fit into the indie scene (Simple Stones, Strange Teacher and People In The Mountain, People Of The Ocean) Their song Come On reminds me a bit of one of my favorite bands, Motion City Soundtrack, specifically the vocals. Would be interested to see if anyone agrees.
Overall I think I could recommend this to any of my friends that enjoy indie music or mainstream pop/rock (not Top 40 though).
"Sunshower" is my first exposure to Jupiter One, and it's definitely been a pleasant one. This is definitely the least edgy album I've heard in a long time, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes one is in the mood for some nice, non-confrontational music and this album fits the bill. It has a nice flow with enough variety to keep things interesting. The album has a nice live band feel, which I find missing from so many records these days. It doesn't suffer from … more
The Album Sunshower by Jupiter One starts off with a catchy, fast paced (compared to other songs on the album)tune called "Volcano". They have a pretty easy going mellow sound. The Bass line(or what sounds like a Bass Guitar?) seems to really ground the music and keep it together. It's the type of album that's great to listen to on those lazy Sundays while cruising around in your car... or lounging around at home. Most of the songs had that same feel... whether they were really slow or medium paced. … more