Jupe Jupe ask “How Could We Both Be In Love?”
Jupe Jupe creates a dark and danceable soundscape: vocals croon over pulsing beats as guitars and sax cut across panoramic washes of synth. The band serves up a noir cocktail of new music with its new EP, “Nightfall”, five hook-laden songs about yearning that are simultaneously upbeat and melancholy, and from which, the track “How Could We Both Be In Love?” is centrepiece. The group spent over a year meticulously crafting each tune on “Nightfall”, including adding a vital new saxophone element to its sound, before teaming up with producer Matt Bayles at Studio Litho in Seattle, Washington.
A former member of Minus the Bear, Bayles has produced and mixed a number of seminal albums by Botch, Mastodon, Murder City Devils, He Whose Ox Is Gored, The Blood Brothers, and many more. He also produced and engineered the previous Jupe Jupe album, 2017’s “Lonely Creatures”. Since forming in 2010, the Seattle quartet has brought its unique style to four other original releases, “Invaders”, “Reduction In Drag”, “Crooked Kisses” and “Lonely Creatures”, creating infectious tracks influenced by post-punk, synth-pop, and haunting Americana. The group also joined forces with a variety of renowned artists and producers for its remix album, “Cut Up Kisses” (featuring Lusine, Rick G. Nelson of The Afghan Whigs, Mike Simonetti, Erik Blood, and others).