Jupiter One is on the rise. This New York City indie rock band whose new album, “Sunshower,” was just released, is currently supporting Regina Spektor on her latest tour. The band will take a break from that, however, on Sunday, with an 8 p.m. show at Cousin Larry’s Cafe in Danbury.
Since their formation in 2000, Jupiter One has drawn comparisons to groups ranging from The Beach Boys to The Flaming Lips to MGMT. Band members include K Ishibashi on vocals, Zac Colwell on guitar, Dave Heilman on drums and Pat Dougherty on bass.
The group got together when Austin native Colwell and Virginia’s Ishibashi met while working as touring musicians with a traveling circus: the Barnum Kaleidoscope. Can’t make that up, right? Anyway, they eventually recruited Heilman, a former member of STOMP, and Delaware-raised bassist Dougherty. And the rest is — as they say — pop history.
I caught up with Colwell and asked him about their current album and tour.