Jupiter Tour Dates in July-August
The electro-pop duo Jupiter is touring the U.S. in late July and early August. If you’re chillin’ on the West Coast or kickin’ it in The Big Apple, be sure to take a look at their upcoming tour dates:
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Jul 27 @ Los Globos, Los Angeles, CA
Jul 28 @ El Dorado, San Diego, CA
Jul 31 @ Dim Make Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Aug 2@ Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA
Aug 3 @ Cameo, New York, NY
Aug 4 @ Soho Grande, New York, NY
Jupiter is a French-English duo based in Paris, but they first met one night in London. An empty dancefloor, a one hit wonder (1982 funk classic Mama Used To Say), a band was born. Amélie and Quarles’ work relies on a common passion for a time when glitter and carelessness were kings. The impact of disco and electro-funk on their music is a clear one, yet the band happily quotes a wider range of influences, such as Sly & Robbie, Beach House, Alan Parsons Project, Siriusmo or even the Beastie Boys.
Juicy Lucy, Jupiter’s debut album, compresses their sound into 11 tracks: heavy beats, light vocals, sober yet chiseled production, sharp songwriting and melodic generosity. The record seamlessly bridges the gap between many genres: boogie funk, italo, neo disco, arena rock, psyche pop with a hint of dub & reggae. A strong feeling of controlled carelessness runs through the album, carried by Amélie’s high pitched vocals. As a matter of fact, one could easily picture the singer working with more mainstream artists, as she seems to have found an unstoppable formula for melodic hooks. While Quarles takes over the microphone on two songs, his personal style is more reminiscent of that of Belgian band Telex’s vocalist, Michael Moers.
Their music is all about noble textures, cohesive soundscapes and a definite sense of enlightened melodies. Despite echoing past references, Juicy Lucy steers clear from the retro obsession typical of much of today’s music. It’s rather a modernist project, looking far ahead and beyond, and above all a successful attempt at putting songwriting back into a musical landscape spoiled by an overdose of gimmicks. It’s an easygoing trip of eleven songs, eleven potential hits traveling through time and style while reminding us that a bright future still lays ahead for pop music, be it electronic or not.