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Gup Life

by Snow Nerds

GUP LIFE, the vibrant and subversive debut of progressive jazz quartet SNOW NERDS, comes onto the Los Angeles improvised music scene with attitude, ernest, and no shortage of absurdist humor.
Genre: Jazz: Progressive Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Iguanomist
5:31 $1.29
2. P.S.A.
0:54 $1.29
3. Gup Life
2:08 $1.29
4. Do Your Job
4:33 $1.29
5. Felix Found a Tire
5:24 $1.29
6. Skylanders
2:58 $1.29
7. Real Life
1:49 $1.29
8. Real Life (Reprise)
2:33 $1.29
9. How I Felt About What the Delta Smelt Got Dealt
5:42 $1.29
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Album Notes
Something fishy. From the short chuckling burst of “Skylanders” to the steady meditation of “Felix Found A Tire,” guitarist and leader Jake Sucher’s compositions display thoughtful intent and mindfulness towards the bigger picture. With Sucher’s playful guitar, Anna Butterss’ adaptive bass, Ted Taforo’s wild sax, Jesse Quebbeman-Turley’s sculptor-ly drumming, and intermittent keyboard/laptop/vocal additions, Snow Nerds opt for humor that never stands in for earnestness, composition that prioritizes enjoyment, and musical effect over technical display. Snow Nerds reside in Los Angeles where certain like-minded scenes are beginning to flourish. Amidst playful jazz compatriots such as sister-band Logan Hone’s Similar Fashion, label-mate Alexander Noice’s Sextet, friends in Alex Wand's Desert Magic, as well as the “actual joy and positive change” of DIY-pop label Nicey Music, Gup Life dons the possibility of a new positive energy in motion.

Tracks 1-8 composed by Jake Sucher
Track 9 composed by Ted Taforo
Ted Taforo: Saxophone, Keyboard
Anna Butterss: Upright Bass, Ukulele Bass
Jesse Quebbeman-Turley: Drums
Jake Sucher: Guitar, Laptop (tracks 3, 5, 8)

Greg Hartunian: Recording, Mixing
Daniel Rosenboom: Mastering
Vanessa Lilak: Artwork
Ben Levinson: Liner notes



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