Friday, June 24, 2011

Finding Jupiter to release EP

Female-fronted alternative rock band-FINDING JUPITER-is gaining high marks outside the classroom following the end of this school year. The group, Sarah Masimore (lead vocals, guitar), Dean Schaffer (lead guitar), Peter McDonald (bass), and Taylor Brady (drums), formed in the 2009-2010 academic year at Stanford. Amidst hectic course loads, the four piece rock band managed to write, develop, and perform a batch of high energy rock songs filled with wailing guitars, driving bass, crisp vocal harmonies, crashing drums and insightful lyrics. An active and proud member of the LGBT community, Masimore’s lyrical story telling draws from her own experiences capturing love, life, and heartache from a viewpoint outside of the Alt-Rock norm.

In anticipation of the release of their EP, Io (named for one of Jupiter’s moons), on July 19th, Finding Jupiter has launched their latest single, “Stars,” available now as a free download to fans on the band’s Facebook page. The single is suited as a perfect teaser to the band’s inventive alt-rock sound, ripe with catchy melodies and choruses, an energetic presence, and memorable sound.

Now that Masimore and McDonald have a Bachelor’s degrees under their belts, Schaffer pursuing a master’s degree and Brady still in the midst of his undergrad, the band is committed as ever and are gearing up for the release of their new EP. Beneath their strong, Alt-Rock exterior, Finding Jupiter surprises with deliciously catchy pop sensibilities, sure to make these songs stick.

To download and listen to “Stars,” please visit:

For more information, and to stay up to date with Finding Jupiter, visit

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