Ultra St. Opera

by Jupiter Styles

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1.
Shoulder 02:10
Waking up to find that you’ve already come on by was what made me feel like a brother. We could pass the time by thinking of a stupid line to see if you’d come over. We could lap the days by finding ways to stay awake but now we don’t know each other. You had a kid and settled in and we haven’t talked about it, but you know you’re my shoulder. Life happens, it rolls on by like we know why. Life have it, I’ll roll and cry and roll and die.
2.
Supermodel 04:33
I’m getting scared I don’t remember that my friend’s dead. I’m getting scared I don’t remember what happened to him. I know it’s stupid but I feel like I’m always the problem. I know it’s stupid but I feel like there are ways to solve them. Well, I don’t know if he’d remember, but I was there. Sometimes I don’t and that just ends up making me scared. What if I forget to tell my friends that I truly love them? How much time goes by before I forget all about them? I don’t know if I could do without him. He looked at me and filled me up in spite of empty bottles. He told me I was great and I could date a supermodel. Don’t forget me. We’ve got ways of remembering. Don’t forget me. Lay it out for the sake of Westley.
3.
My life as a hacker is fading out because I don’t know what to do. I’ve crunched all the numbers and figured out that I can’t belong to you. I’m running in circles and I cursed Him out, I pointed right up to the sky. “Oh why, did you lead me so high?” A life as a robot I wish was mine because I’m finding it so hard. To live on without you is hardly life, it comes delivered without parts. I pieced it together with all that I had but it still lacked a beating heart. “Oh why, did you make this so hard?”
4.
Oh my! A figure in the sky! It talks to you and I Like it’s the reason why that I found something for to fight. Oh, gracious for I am. Lord, thank you for the life. But what do I got to show? I come in, come out. I fell in, fall out. Oh my, Figure in the Sky… Let’s work this you and I. Bless me with a sign and Show me that it will be alright. You promised it was fine But all I got was time And what do I got to show? I come in, come out. I fell in and fall out.
5.
Peace, Dog 02:09
It’s surprising to think that I’ve one more second to be alive and have no one to clear the air. When I go, I’m none the wise. I’m one more second to pesticide. Just give my body and take all that you can. It’s fine, you’re right. There’s nothing outside of life. You’re right, it’s fine. Well, fuck that. “No way.” That’s what I’d say. And, “No!” This can’t be the end of time. If one more breath is all I have left then I’m going to write it down to make it last longer.
6.
Torch 03:39
Freaked out, I’m under the covers. I wouldn’t mind if you wouldn’t bother. You pester me so I wouldn’t suffer. You’re closing my eyes so I can hear the sound. Of the intonate of our love. Oh, the intonation of. I dreamt that I was a runner. I carried the torch to alert the others. With the news that I’m not another. I found my love and I will beat the drum. With the intonate of our love. With the intonation of.
7.
There’s a beauty In not knowing how it goes. There’s a silence And that’s just when you’ll know. Have you noticed that you’re changing your life? I can promise ‘til at least the end of time.
8.
Haunted 02:04
I’m haunted by the recap. Everybody’s a blur to me. I’m one step from a mental rehab. Ain’t nobody going to hear from me. I won’t ever be anything else. Two thousand fucking friends now. Ain’t a one wants to hear from me. It feels like it’s fucking dead out. There’s so much space yet I can hardly breathe. I don’t want to be anything else.
9.
Life goes on when you’re not around. And I was wrong to think that I found. The only one that wants me around. Well, pepper on my lonely crown. You went on to make the rounds. I went off to make the sound. Your closing arms, they held me down. Aconda strong, it chokes me out.
10.
Now I'm Here 04:03
When I look at the top of my school, I still think of him. I wonder if there is a trace and how long it has been. He burnt himself to a crisp on a school night way back when. I used to dream of being alone, but now I just miss my friends. Now I’m here, waiting for the other shoe to hit the floor. I sat at the back of his funeral, late, but I caught the end. I think if I’d known that he was alone, I could’ve been a friend. I know there are times when I just want to go and be like him. And be part of the Ultra St. Opera glowing in my head. Now I’m here, waiting for the other shoe to hit the floor. Then there was Michael. No one had seen him. He blew his brains out in the back of his parents’ pad. Then there is my old man. He came close again. Just like his dad before him and two of the kids he had. He already lost one before I was born. He never told me ‘til I was 21. I want to meet him, my brother with no name. I want to see him. I want to be the same. But now I’m here, waiting for the other shoe to hit the floor.
11.
Leak 03:08
Out of water. May the aliens embrace us with pain. Have my daughter. Give her a life filled with diamonds and fame. When you’re older, Found secret histories of my human name. Under moonlight. May you think of me and love me the same. Carved in stone like my brother, Under earth, life’s forever. A diamond cut from the pressure.
12.
I found your hair in the morning. It’s crazy how it’s still there. After more than a year in mourning. Some things you can’t repair. Curling around my finger. It just won’t let me go. It’s funny how all that time. You just had to know. That I could not exist without you.
13.
Play Cool 03:02
Skip school and go to the rally. I think it’s cool I knew what I wanted. Play nice to get out of harm’s way. I’d trade the world to get back where I started. I struck out. I’m out on my own now. Oh, what I’d give for life that I’ve parted. I cried when “Trailer Trash” came on. Back to the couch where we laughed brokenhearted. Take we away from me and I swear that I’ll break it the longer I take it in. Trade me for memory and I swear that I’ll break it the longer I take it in. Take me away from we and I swear that I’ll break it the longer I take it in. Trade me for memory and I swear that I’ll break it the longer I take it in. Late nights, crashed out in your room. We’d flash the lights at the height of a movie. Beat up, I’m bruised to the bone with All the time spent remembering good things.
14.
Orbiter 04:42
Tell me everything that you know. I want to see the way the world goes, Through different eyes and observations. Different lives and generations. You’re the only one that I know Who sees the world the way that it goes. Would you be my life protector? My only one? My true projector? I know where we have to go. It sounds like shit, I admit it. I know. I hope a part of me won’t grow, So I’m still yours and I can always be your own.

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Jupiter Styles is the project of Chicago-based musician and writer Sean Neumann. The Midwestern musician has self-released his own music since he was 13 years old, in addition to working with friends’ labels Rat King Records (Champaign, IL) and now Friend of Mine Records (Tokyo, Japan) for Jupiter Styles’ sophomore album “Ultra St. Opera.” The band has been dubbed an “indie-minded emo supergroup” by DIY blogs like The Alternative, recruiting members of bands like Ratboys, Pet Symmetry, Nectar, The Reptilian and more to help record and perform songs live.

Neumann, who also plays bass and sings in Chicago 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 journalist (The New York Times, Rolling Stone, ESPN, NPR, the Associated Press, and more). Neumann has survived by DIY, booking his bands’ 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 barber shops to clubs and parking lots, making new friends and sharing in life through music with people across the world.

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released October 25, 2019

Sean Neumann - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
David Sagan - Guitars
Marcus Nuccio - Drums
Julia Steiner - Vocals
Kamila Glowacki - Vocals
Adam Beck - Keyboards

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Jupiter Styles is the project of Chicago musician Sean Neumann. Neumann's a familiar face in the Midwest DIY scene, previously playing guitar in Champaign bands Nectar, Easter, and Single Player and touring extensively throughout the world since 2012 while working from the road as a journalist (New York Times, Rolling Stone, ESPN, and more), documenting and living out a punk ethos. ... more

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