Thus far, Junip, the soft and textured Swedish rock band led by José González, have made two videos for songs from their recent self-titled sophomore album, with director Mikel Cee Karlsson. Both of those videos, for “Line Of Fire” and “Your Life, Your Call,” have been extremely Scandinavian fucked-up visions of interpersonal dynamics, everyone acting like vampires to everyone else. Their new one, for “Walking Lightly,” goes a different direction, with director Fredrik Egerstrand filming an atmospheric performance clip. The new direction makes sense. The band isn’t exactly the most commanding live presence, but they do work up a very pretty cloud of sound, and this video lets us see all the moving parts involved in that, while mirroring the song’s vibe. Check it out below.
Junip is out now on Mute, and the band’ new Walking Lightly EP is out digitally 9/16. Check out tour dates below.
10/05/13 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/07/13 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/08/13 Carborro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/09/13 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
10/10/13 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge (2 shows, early and a late “in the round”)
10/12/13 Austin,TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/14/13 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/15/13 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
10/16/13 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
10/17/13 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
10/18/13 Big Sur, CA @ Fernwood Resort
10/19/13 La Jolla, CA @ The Loft at UCSD
10/20/13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco