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Presidents of the United States of America – Jupiter (34)

December 23, 2009

The Presidents’ “Freaked Out and Small” album was released with no fanfare and promptly disappeared. From all reports the record label went bust and the band neither promoted or toured the album. I can remember us radio-peoples being confused at the time: here was a popular band with a new album, but the typical media cycle was non-existant. The album arrived, we played it, loved it, and that was it. No one else seemed to notice it existed. It was as if it passed through Australia without hitting the sides.

This was a shame because the album is amazing. Jupiter is typical of the sharp word-play and sharper guitar-work contained throughout. I’d also like to mention Death Star, which was the silliest quotable quote song of the time which no one heard.

Thankfully the band re-released the album four years later on their own label. Find it and check it out.

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