As chaos and infuriating events continue to reign down around us, this self-titled EP from Jupiter Sprites gives us an intoxicating chance to escape it all. Recorded in a bunker, Jupiter Sprites feels like its dripping in some far-off, fantastical magical. And although we can’t physically transport ourselves back to the Washington-based locale where it all began, this dreamy, swirling pop that’s coated in a sheen of fuzz and honeyed, whispered vocals feels much like a journey to the furthest part of our dreams. From the unhurried and beautiful chaos of “Save the Mystery” to the romantic keyboard-filled whimsy of opener “Only Good Stuff”, the self-titled collection of 4-tracks lets you feeling starry-eyed and dazed. Ahead of the EP’s February 1st release, we’re premiering the entire release AND the band gave us some behind-the-scenes photos/info.
Our self-titled EP is the first legitimate release we’ve ever done. We’ve done EPs in the past, but it was all demo material, mostly for ourselves. The Jupiter Sprites EP really came together last spring, after a long and traumatic winter where two of us in the band shared a living space in an underground bunker in Yelm, Washington as transitional housing. It was maddening, to say the least, in addition to the fact that there was a lot of difficult life circumstances happening simultaneously. With spring, though, (and a move to above ground housing) came a huge burst of creativity that is now the Jupiter Sprites EP. The music video for “Save the Mystery” was also recorded in this bunker. We kind of owe a lot to that crazy experience.