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Now Hear This: Jupiter Sprites | Holographic

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Experimental dream pop group Jupiter Sprites — driven by songwriters Max Keena and Alicia Capp — hail from misty Olympia, WA, where late-night recording sessions make for a lush array of compositions produced by Keena’s artful ear in his home studio.

In the wake of a series of traumatic events involving two hospitalizations and a car crash, Jupiter Sprites teetered on the brink of disbandment. But in a turn of events, the group took solace in the creative process. What resulted was a fresh musical perspective for the band, ultimately undergoing a sonic metamorphosis.

On their first full length release, Jupiter Sprites offer a delicate balance between poppy bliss and subtle poignancy. Spanning seven concise tracks, Holographic is, in fact, just that — a deep and iridescent projection of the band’s therapeutic experimentations. Highlights include cascading, effects-laden vocal performances by Capp and Keena, guitar/synth wizardry, mellowed improvisational samples of drummer Mike Elliott, and deep, grounding bass riffs performed by sibling Portia Capp.”