Sunshower can be 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. 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).
Jupiter One has a knack for unifying their contemporary style with a range of musical influences. For instance, the dancefloor-friendly Simple Stones, filled with handclaps and soulful riffs, boasts a bass line for the 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. Singer K Ishibashi conjures The Shins on Find Me a Place, and he drops vintage, finger-picking folk on People in the Mountain... . The single Flaming Arrow, a shimmering acoustic folk tune shot through with a bumping bass line and a groove, borders on bossa nova. This genre-bending approach creates a hook-heavy opus well suited for our A.D.D. times.