With waves of haunting synthesizers, crooning vocals, jagged guitars and pulsating beats, Jupe Jupe creates mournful pop music that moves.
The Seattle quartet is composed of My Young on vocals and synthesizer, Bryan Manzo and Patrick Partington on guitar, and drummer Jarrod Arbini—veterans of the Seattle and Austin music scenes. The band’s two releases, “Invaders” and “Reduction in Drag,” are sleek multi-layered soundscapes fueled by generations of pop music and pop culture.
Their first CD, “Invaders,” released in 2010, spent over a month in the CMJ top 200, received rave reviews nationally and internationally, and resulted in licensing offers from Hugo Boss, The Gap, and more. Martin Feveyear of Jupiter Studios (who has worked with REM, Modest Mouse, Robert Fripp, Death Cab for Cutie, and many others) helped engineer and produce the 10 songs on 2011’s “Reduction in Drag,” which gained airplay on dozens of international radio stations (including Seattle’s 90.3 KEXP) and blogs. “Once Around the Sun,” the first single, premiered on Under the Radar Magazine’s online blog. Both Jupe Jupe CDs were also picked up on Pandora Internet Radio.