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EP Review: The Jupiter Blues - The Jupiter Blues (EP)

There's something pretty cool about finding a new band. The excitement and fun of experiencing their music for the first time. It's also great when the band is just starting out. Their music is exciting and everything is new to them as well. The Jupiter Blues recently gave me a chance to listen to their new, self-titled EP. I'll admit, it's taken me a while to get around to writing this due to reasons. I've finally had a chance to sit down and listen to the EP and I like it quite a lot. The problem is that there are a lot of blues rock acts coming up through the woodwork these day it can be difficult to separate yourselves away from the pack. Yeah, that can be an issue but I like to believe though it's in the subtle differences where you can really shine as a band.

Their mix of blues rock and classic rock 'n' roll is quite compelling, with a decent tone and tight rhythm to back it up. The production is super clear with an excellent balance of every instrument. The crunch of the guitar to the clean and functional bass work, it all makes for and enjoyable listen. Yes, the production sounds pretty basic but that's not a problem to me. It's stripped back to the bare bones and shows the root elements of the band, like that outlaw rock tone. The riffs are sharp and get stuck in your head easily and the music bursts with personality. Songs like "Stingin" and "Six Foot Bulldog" show their prowess for playing an old-school style. It really reminds me of a classic rock band from the late 60's or early 70's with the simplistic writing and loose playing style with their personalities shining through on the lyrics. I also particularly like the Ryan Adams-esk tune "Little Angel". It's a really nice piece with a bluesy guitar riff and sweet melody, which is pleasant and a nice relaxing part of the EP. 

The blues riffs are well executed and the band sound tight on every aspect of the EP. I can't think of much wrong with it really. They have some early teething problems that they could work on. They could be a little bit more forceful in their delivery and I would like to hear a bigger sound in the production as it can fall flat here and there. I would also encourage some more experimentation in their sound. The early days of your band are a good chance the throw everything at wall and see what sticks and I would definitely say there's room for them to grow and develop as a band. Maybe, try some new guitar tones and play around with the bass lines and different rhythm patterns. Not so much a negative point per say but something they can work on. 

Ultimately, this is a solid EP and if you're into you old-school rock 'n' roll with some decent riffs and a fun upbeat spirit, then these guys will be your thing. They're an enjoyable group and hopefully this EP is a good sign of things to come. I would say there's definitely more room in the genre for upbeat tunes with that raw edge to the production. 

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