Sunday, May 10, 2015

Upcoming Shows

April 27
Stranded Sailor Pub
Sanford, FL

June 16
Deland City Limits Taproom
Deland FL

June 28
W/ Angel Vivaldi
The Haven Lounge
Winter Park, FL

August 11
W/ Travis Larson Band
The Haven Lounge
Winter Park, FL

August 12
W/ Travis Larson Band
Shanghai Nobbys
St. Augustine, FL

August 13
W/ Travis Larson Band
Details TBA
Jacksonville, FL

Sept 15
W/ Dave LaRue Band
Deland City Limits Taproom
Deland, FL


Getting geared up to promote our album "Gears Of Progression" in a few upcoming shows. Happy to say that we will be joining our good friends in the Travis Larson Band for some dates in Florida...on board for some of the shows will be Dave LaRue and his incredible band. As for the album we recorded it about two yrs ago and we finally got around to giving it a go. Well actually it was a bit more complicated than that. But not much more...
To be honest we just had a pickle of a time getting the production end of it right. Finding a studio that had the time and more importantly, the right ears for our music proved to be a little harder than we anticipated. But our patience prevailed when Ralph came across Sean Shannon. A mighty fine audio engineer,producer,author, and one hell of a drummer. We met up with Sean at his Mix Monsterz Recording Studios in Apopka, FL at the tail end of the hurricane season. Within about 15 mins or so of Sean dialing in some eq settings after importing and converting our files we knew we had made the right choice. The rough mixes breathed with a vibrance and energy that had us tapping our feet and smiling like giddy 13 year olds at the beach in Panama City. Suffice it to say that we exhaled an exuberant collective sigh of relief.
A month later we had our master.
Art work began for the album as I pounded the keys and manipulated the mouse (having thrown my Wacom Tablet across my studio in a typical ADD moment) as I created the art for the second time since my former Mac was no more (all my previous work was on that and although I did backup religiously, I couldn't find the files on my BU drive).
With the music mastered and the art now done it was now time to send everything off to the presses and wait.
What's another month, right?
Well, it's finally here. And we are very very happy with the results. all seems to sound and look better when it's in your hands. Maybe all just a bit..surreal? Is this the right context? Is that word ever used in the right context?
Oh..btw..I found the original art for the album...a week after we got the CDs in. Gonna use it on a t-shirt anyway....
So there it is. Not too big a deal..not too much drama. Are we happy? Proud? Excited? Well yes, of course we are.
But even with all the waiting and seemingly endless searches for the right was all rather..well...kind of effortless. No seriously. Not trying to make it sound as though we have this down pat or anything like that, but the recording took a total of 3 days with a follow up day for Dan to fine tune some guitar stuff. The bulk of the recording was done on day 2. We recorded 13-14 songs in one day. We didn't think anything of it until our recording engineer Jeff Knauff told us that the average band usually knocks out maybe 1 or 2 tunes in a day. Thing is we have been playing these tunes live for some time now. We didn't write or rewrite anything in the studio. Next time around it may not be that simple ( but I get the feeling it will be).

 Anywhoha...thanx to everyone who has been patiently awaiting this album. It's a proper effort, I assure you. Now... download,get the CD, and come to our shows. You can get a physical copy and other goodies like t-shirts and stickers at the Official Jupiter Groove Merch Store or at one of our shows.We have a CD Baby store as well where you can also get CDs and downloads.

 Don't wanna mess with CDs? You can download our album off iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Google Play

 More into streaming? Well we got ya covered there too!
8 Tracks
Apple Music
Slacker Radio
i-Heart Radio 

 Not in the U.S? No worries! You can also catch us on these fine international streaming services:

KK Box
Claro Musica
7 Digital

 You can also request our music at Prog Palace Radio. PPR is a 24/7 internet based station playing progressive and power metal.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

 Jupiter Groove just landed a new endorsement deal with the wonderful folks at S.I.T. Strings and WB Gear.
 Juan in particular has been enjoying his custom gauge Power Steel Bass strings on his Dean Rhapsody 12 string bass!