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Now Hear This: Kaupe | Cognitive Dissonance

These Florida instrumental proggers don't need a singer to hold your attention.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Cognitive Dissonance is the sophomore album from Florida progressive quartet Kaupe. The instrumental band offer up darkly atmospheric, film-score-style tracks against a visual backdrop of vivid scenes. Their carefully selected musical movements span decades of high-energy rock, metal, punk, new wave, and classical.

Hailing from Deland, FL, Kaupe were formed in the summer of 2016 by Brett Walker (guitar, also in Junior Bruce) and Marc Larabel (drums). Their debut album was released in the fall of 2018, reflecting influences including Faith No More, Converge and Meshuggah to name a few. Before the pandemic of 2020 setback, Kaupe were playing to bigger audiences opening for such acts as Andrew W.K. and Virgil Donati.

The success of The Depths helped Kaupe fund their upcoming record Cognitive Dissonance. As the band put it, this new record “takes you on an interstellar journey. As your mind takes off from planet to planet, you encounter birth, life, death, resurrection, hope, and ride big emotions in-between. Is this set to a video game? A film? Anime? You choose. It’s your journey.”