JUPITER BLUE
"CONSTELLATIONS & SATELLITES"
RELEASED 2006
PRODUCED BY DICKIE
RECORDED AT CABANA DICKAYU VANU, LOS ANGELES AND RED ROOM & THE NOISE FLOOR STUDIOS, CHICAGO
MUSICIANS: DICKIE, MADDOX, STACY, GARRET HAMMOND, PAULY, BENJAMIN LEHL
TRACK LISTING:
(1) INTRO [THE CONVERSATION] (2) FLYER (3) SHUT UP (4) 25TWIN (5) ANTHEM FOR THE JADED (6) ONE WITH THE GUN (7) FLY OR FALL (8) SPEED QUEEN (9) PLASTICS ON PARADE (10) THE ROCKANDROLL DREAM IS DEAD (11) PAPER STAR (12) PINSTRIPE GENESIS (13) UNIVERSE QUEENS
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In 2003 Jupiter Blue relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles in hopes of tapping into a larger audience.  After a long search for new band members, Maddox, Stacy and Robbi came onboard to complete the new lineup.  The band began to interview potential producers for the recording of a new CD and eventually decided to do it themselves in Dickie’s new home studio.  Longtime friend Garret Hammond of Kill Hannah tracked the live drums in Chicago as it was much more cost-effective, and Chad Michael Ward created some amazing cd artwork.  
"Constellations & Satellites" contained 7 brand new tracks and updated recordings of 6 previously released songs, showcasing the band's best material to reflect the new lineup.  The CD took home the "Best Pop Album" award at the 2006 L.A. Music Awards, and the enhanced CD contains the music video for “Anthem For The Jaded," directed by Justin Coloma, which earned the band a second 2006 L.A.M.A. for "Best Rock Video."
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Originally from Chicago, singer Dickie Chapin moved to Los Angeles in 2003 and found new members there to give JUPITER BLUE a new refreshing start and live his intergalactic dreams. It seems like this was a good idea since “Constellations & Satellites” was welcomed with 2 L.A Music Awards (best pop album and best rock video) in 2006. JUPITER BLUE have most of their roots in the 70, 80s and 90s but definitely managed to turn their influences into a modern sound of their own. At first it can be a bit confusing to hear so many various musical influences in the band’s music: Jumping from an ALICE IN CHAINS influenced verse to a chorus reminding me of DURAN DURAN can be indeed a bit surprising. But who said that surprises can’t be good? “Anthem For The Jaded” is an amazing catchy single that shows that JUPITER BLUE’s music has a strong radio potential while “Speed Queen” and “The RockAndRoll Dream Is Dead” offer us a perfect mix of classic rock influences and modern pop. The vocals can sometimes be compared to FAITH NO MORE’s Mike Patton (“The Real Thing” era) and if you like MARILYN MANSON’s “Mechanical Animals” then there are big chances that you will love “Pinstripe Genesis”. Stadium space rock, futuristic glam or synth metal, JUPITER BLUE never forgets about the pop element and melodies in their music and that is a big part of their charm. The last song “Universe Queens” perfectly illustrates that with its BEATLES-like chorus. JUPITER BLUE’s spaceship’s door is wide open, so don’t hesitate.

 ~VEGLAM Webzine

Boasting more hooks than a national convention of hand amputees, Los Angeles mod rockers Jupiter Blue blast impressively from the gate with their full-length debut, "Constellations & Satellites."  With gleaming production, taut songs, and a pleasing, Reznor-esque vocal theatricality from lead singer and songwriter Dickie, Jupiter Blue gets more than enough right to separate themselves from the pack of similarly-minded bands clogging the L.A.  rock club wasteland.  Eschewing the fey and flowery indie aesthetic favored by 99% of the music blogging community, the band embraces a rock radio-friendly, verse-big chorus-verse sound that bridges the gap between Muse's guitar rock and the wave of synth pop the Killers rode to multi-platinum sales with "Hot Fuss."  In other words, while you might never download a Jupiter Blue mp3 from Stereogum or read about the band on Pitchfork, you may very well hear one of their songs on KROQ.  Speaking of songs, stand-outs include "Anthem For The Jaded" (for which the band has shot a memorably clichéd "rockers in a desert wasteland with tongue kissing lesbians" video), "Flyer," "Plastics On Parade," and "One With The Gun," all of which will have absolutely no trouble getting into your head and staying there for as long as they like.  There is plenty here to embrace for fans of the black suit 'n' mascara rock that sounds good at night.

 ~Michael R. Ladd
All Access Music Group

Jupiter blue is definitely one of SoCal's best rock ensembles.  Already a great achievement since they're coming out of arguably the largest, most competitive market in the galaxy.  It's really only a matter of time before we see JB in the mainstream of things.  The only thing stopping the transformation of our fifth planet from red to blue, like most bands, has been the opportunity.  Unfortunate, since anyone that listens to JB falls in love with their cutting edge rock with blasts of power pop.  However, patience is usually the game with a tenacious group like JB.  Songs off their self-released "Constellations & Satellites," like "Anthem For The Jaded," "Flyer," and "One With The Gun" will pave the way to the right record label on this blue globe.

-usaforreal.com

Jupiter Blue breathes life into after hours rock music.  The band's debut album "Constellations & Satellites" is chock full of tripped out spacey glam and the kind of artsy, memorable, futuristic rock and roll that is 1 part sleazy, 2 parts catchy & hook-laiden and 4 parts sonic electro space rock.  When the lights go down and you want to feel your heart racing like you're an extra in the bar/club scene of a sci-fi blockbuster, this is the one band that can truly make it happen.

-Kudos Magazine, January 2007