October 09, 2014

1UPYO: Bye Time

Time travel. Comics. Funk. Jazz. Hiphop. Soul. Disco. Rock. All this and more rolled into one on Bye Time, a sprawling sci-fi concept album by 1UPYO, a band from Richmond, VA plus an assorted array of guest musicians and vocalists. Imagine a huge cauldron and throw in Phish, the Disco Biscuits, Sly and the Family Stone, Dr. Dre, The Flaming Lips, Gong, Can, Steve Miller and The Residents. The result: a spicy, weird and highly enjoyable album about time as the foe and friend of mankind. Plus it is a joy for music geeks to decipher.

Forget all the hoopla about a guitar player who supposedly came from the future, this a candy store sort of album, made by a band who outlined a story with a few inconsistencies in the plot, but with a firm grip on their musical prowess. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

Messenger am9i: bass
Doc Wildman: guitar, vocals
Tripp Watson: controllerism, electronics, percussion
Brian ‘Piper’ Barbre: drums
Ben Hite: keyboards
Additional contributions:
Keller Williams: acoustic Guitar (8), kaosilator (8)
Schiavone McGee: vocals (2) (6)
Moe Marsh: vocals (1) (9), percussion (2) (3) (9)
Aerika Gabbin: vocals (4)
Brian ‘Piper’ Barbre: vocals (3), backing vocals (1) (9) (10)
Ben Hite: backing vocals (1) (3) (9)
Shore 20: vocals (1) (7)
Pandemic: vocals (1)
Fran Ahern Coleman: vocals (6)
Thomas Coleman: acoustic Guitar (6)

Bye Time is a self-released album. Buy it from their website.

  1. Bye Time (feat. Moe Marsh, Shore 20, Pandemic)
  2. Enigma (feat. Schiavone McGee)
  3. Disaster
  4. Connected
  5. Apples to Oranges
  6. Sign (feat. Schiavone McGee, Fran Ahern Coleman, Thomas Coleman)
  7. Machines (feat. Shore 20)
  8. Let Me Dance (feat. Keller Williams)
  9. Be Fine (feat. Moe Marsh)
  10. Tom

Live dates:
  • 10/11 Cary Street Cafe, Richmond, VA (free show)
  • 11/23 The Camel, Richmond, VA

» 1upyo.com

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