Music

hear three new songs from Chicago's Jupiter Styles

September 25, 2019

Death, time, distance, growing apart, growing up; these are the universally-relatable themes that Chicago’s Jupiter Styles detail on their upcoming new album Ultra St. Opera, out October 25. Full of breezy and gloomy power-pop that calls to mind a mix of 90s pop bands like Semisonic and Sugar Ray with the dark intimacy of groups like Neutral Milk Hotel and Sun Kil Moon, Ultra St. Opera is an impeccable collection of songs about loss and losing from the perspective of singer-songwriter/guitarist Sean Neumann.


Recorded with Adam Beck (Sincere Engineer, Into It. Over It.) at Type One Studios in Chicago, IL, Ultra St. Opera also features members of fellow IL bands like Ratboys, Pet Symmetry, Nectar, What Gives, and more.


Vinyl will be available via Rat King Records (Champaign, IL) and Friend of Mine Records (Tokyo, Japan). All pre-orders for Ultra St. Opera are available now: https://smarturl.it/bb92kt

It all started when Sean went to text a friend who had passed away a few years back––the world moves so fast around us, he equated it in his mind with a friend who moved away and would eventually answer again. As our way of life speeds up, there is this tendency to block out traumatic events and memories in an effort to keep up the pace, without ever actually stopping to deal with the loss that’s happened.

The first three singles to be released from Ultra St. Opera focus bluntly on this modern human relationship with loss. Driven by self-reflection, Neumann’s straight-forward, emotionally confrontational, and at times sharply direct lyricism paint the album with tough conversations that often go unspoken. Neumann laments the feeling of no longer recognizing yourself and your surroundings on "Haunted," explores the way we cope with death on "Supermodel,” and recounts the strange things we remember relationships by on “Torch.”

All three songs are available to stream now: https://jupiterstyles.bandcamp.com/

Jupiter Styles frontman Sean Neumann (who also plays bass and sings in Chicago-based post-country band Ratboys) is a familiar face in the Midwest DIY scene, previously playing guitar in Champaign-based bands Nectar, Easter, and Single Player and touring extensively throughout the world since 2012 while working from the road as a freelance journalist for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, ESPN, NPR, the Associated Press, and more.


Neumann has survived by DIY, self-booking his band's shows all over the world since he was a teenager -- from small towns like Galesburg, IL to punk meccas like Tokyo, Japan -- while self-releasing records, zines, tapes, podcasts, and local art websites by himself or with friends. Throughout his career, the 25-year-old artist has played everywhere from basements and barbershops to clubs and parking lots, making new friends and sharing in life through music with people across the world.

11/8 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ TBA*
11/9 - SIOUX FALLS, SD @ LUIGI’S MANSION*
11/10 - OMAHA, NE @ O’LEAVER’S*
11/11 - KANSAS CITY, MO @ PARKER 2*
11/12 - ST. LOUIS, MO @ FOAM
11/13 - MURRAY, KY @ TERRAPIN STATION
11/14 - SPRINGFIELD, IL @ DUMB RECORDS
11/15 - CHAMPAIGN, IL @ ROSE BOWL
11/16 - CHICAGO, IL @ BURLINGTON BAR^
11/17 - KALAMAZOO, MI @ HATCHET HOUSE
11/19 - AKRON, OH @ KLING THING
11/20 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ MR. ROBOTO
11/21 - CINCINNATI, OH @ BLOC COFFEE
11/22 - EVANSVILLE, IN @ DOC’S
11/23 - HICKORY HILLS, IL @ DZ HOUSE

*w/ Double Grave
^record release show

Music

hear three new songs from Chicago's Jupiter Styles

September 25, 2019

Death, time, distance, growing apart, growing up; these are the universally-relatable themes that Chicago’s Jupiter Styles detail on their upcoming new album Ultra St. Opera, out October 25. Full of breezy and gloomy power-pop that calls to mind a mix of 90s pop bands like Semisonic and Sugar Ray with the dark intimacy of groups like Neutral Milk Hotel and Sun Kil Moon, Ultra St. Opera is an impeccable collection of songs about loss and losing from the perspective of singer-songwriter/guitarist Sean Neumann.


Recorded with Adam Beck (Sincere Engineer, Into It. Over It.) at Type One Studios in Chicago, IL, Ultra St. Opera also features members of fellow IL bands like Ratboys, Pet Symmetry, Nectar, What Gives, and more.


Vinyl will be available via Rat King Records (Champaign, IL) and Friend of Mine Records (Tokyo, Japan). All pre-orders for Ultra St. Opera are available now: https://smarturl.it/bb92kt

It all started when Sean went to text a friend who had passed away a few years back––the world moves so fast around us, he equated it in his mind with a friend who moved away and would eventually answer again. As our way of life speeds up, there is this tendency to block out traumatic events and memories in an effort to keep up the pace, without ever actually stopping to deal with the loss that’s happened.

The first three singles to be released from Ultra St. Opera focus bluntly on this modern human relationship with loss. Driven by self-reflection, Neumann’s straight-forward, emotionally confrontational, and at times sharply direct lyricism paint the album with tough conversations that often go unspoken. Neumann laments the feeling of no longer recognizing yourself and your surroundings on "Haunted," explores the way we cope with death on "Supermodel,” and recounts the strange things we remember relationships by on “Torch.”

All three songs are available to stream now: https://jupiterstyles.bandcamp.com/

Jupiter Styles frontman Sean Neumann (who also plays bass and sings in Chicago-based post-country band Ratboys) is a familiar face in the Midwest DIY scene, previously playing guitar in Champaign-based bands Nectar, Easter, and Single Player and touring extensively throughout the world since 2012 while working from the road as a freelance journalist for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, ESPN, NPR, the Associated Press, and more.


Neumann has survived by DIY, self-booking his band's shows all over the world since he was a teenager -- from small towns like Galesburg, IL to punk meccas like Tokyo, Japan -- while self-releasing records, zines, tapes, podcasts, and local art websites by himself or with friends. Throughout his career, the 25-year-old artist has played everywhere from basements and barbershops to clubs and parking lots, making new friends and sharing in life through music with people across the world.

11/8 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ TBA*
11/9 - SIOUX FALLS, SD @ LUIGI’S MANSION*
11/10 - OMAHA, NE @ O’LEAVER’S*
11/11 - KANSAS CITY, MO @ PARKER 2*
11/12 - ST. LOUIS, MO @ FOAM
11/13 - MURRAY, KY @ TERRAPIN STATION
11/14 - SPRINGFIELD, IL @ DUMB RECORDS
11/15 - CHAMPAIGN, IL @ ROSE BOWL
11/16 - CHICAGO, IL @ BURLINGTON BAR^
11/17 - KALAMAZOO, MI @ HATCHET HOUSE
11/19 - AKRON, OH @ KLING THING
11/20 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ MR. ROBOTO
11/21 - CINCINNATI, OH @ BLOC COFFEE
11/22 - EVANSVILLE, IN @ DOC’S
11/23 - HICKORY HILLS, IL @ DZ HOUSE

*w/ Double Grave
^record release show

Music

hear three new songs from Chicago's Jupiter Styles

October 25, 2019

Death, time, distance, growing apart, growing up; these are the universally-relatable themes that Chicago’s Jupiter Styles detail on their upcoming new album Ultra St. Opera, out October 25. Full of breezy and gloomy power-pop that calls to mind a mix of 90s pop bands like Semisonic and Sugar Ray with the dark intimacy of groups like Neutral Milk Hotel and Sun Kil Moon, Ultra St. Opera is an impeccable collection of songs about loss and losing from the perspective of singer-songwriter/guitarist Sean Neumann.


Recorded with Adam Beck (Sincere Engineer, Into It. Over It.) at Type One Studios in Chicago, IL, Ultra St. Opera also features members of fellow IL bands like Ratboys, Pet Symmetry, Nectar, What Gives, and more.


Vinyl will be available via Rat King Records (Champaign, IL) and Friend of Mine Records (Tokyo, Japan). All pre-orders for Ultra St. Opera are available now: https://smarturl.it/bb92kt

It all started when Sean went to text a friend who had passed away a few years back––the world moves so fast around us, he equated it in his mind with a friend who moved away and would eventually answer again. As our way of life speeds up, there is this tendency to block out traumatic events and memories in an effort to keep up the pace, without ever actually stopping to deal with the loss that’s happened.

The first three singles to be released from Ultra St. Opera focus bluntly on this modern human relationship with loss. Driven by self-reflection, Neumann’s straight-forward, emotionally confrontational, and at times sharply direct lyricism paint the album with tough conversations that often go unspoken. Neumann laments the feeling of no longer recognizing yourself and your surroundings on "Haunted," explores the way we cope with death on "Supermodel,” and recounts the strange things we remember relationships by on “Torch.”

All three songs are available to stream now: https://jupiterstyles.bandcamp.com/

Jupiter Styles frontman Sean Neumann (who also plays bass and sings in Chicago-based post-country band Ratboys) is a familiar face in the Midwest DIY scene, previously playing guitar in Champaign-based bands Nectar, Easter, and Single Player and touring extensively throughout the world since 2012 while working from the road as a freelance journalist for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, ESPN, NPR, the Associated Press, and more.


Neumann has survived by DIY, self-booking his band's shows all over the world since he was a teenager -- from small towns like Galesburg, IL to punk meccas like Tokyo, Japan -- while self-releasing records, zines, tapes, podcasts, and local art websites by himself or with friends. Throughout his career, the 25-year-old artist has played everywhere from basements and barbershops to clubs and parking lots, making new friends and sharing in life through music with people across the world.

11/8 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ TBA*
11/9 - SIOUX FALLS, SD @ LUIGI’S MANSION*
11/10 - OMAHA, NE @ O’LEAVER’S*
11/11 - KANSAS CITY, MO @ PARKER 2*
11/12 - ST. LOUIS, MO @ FOAM
11/13 - MURRAY, KY @ TERRAPIN STATION
11/14 - SPRINGFIELD, IL @ DUMB RECORDS
11/15 - CHAMPAIGN, IL @ ROSE BOWL
11/16 - CHICAGO, IL @ BURLINGTON BAR^
11/17 - KALAMAZOO, MI @ HATCHET HOUSE
11/19 - AKRON, OH @ KLING THING
11/20 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ MR. ROBOTO
11/21 - CINCINNATI, OH @ BLOC COFFEE
11/22 - EVANSVILLE, IN @ DOC’S
11/23 - HICKORY HILLS, IL @ DZ HOUSE

*w/ Double Grave
^record release show