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Artist Portraits From Sasquatch! 2015

Sasquatch! Festival took place over the course of Memorial Day weekend at Quincy, Washinton’s Gorge Amphitheatre, featuring a diverse, stacked lineup including both musicians and comedians. Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey, and Ryan Adams headlined the four-day weekend alongside a smattering of other exciting acts including Run The Jewels, Courtney Barnett,… More »

By: Stereogum / May 26, 2015 - 11:50 am

Watch José González’s Lovely Kimmel Performance

José González, the Swedish-Argentine crooner of blissed-out lullabies, released his Vestiges & Claws album back in February, but he didn’t get around to promoting it on American TV until last night, when he was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. On the show proper, he played his lovely lilting single “Leaf Off / The Cave,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2015 - 11:48 am

José González – “Open Book” Video

Last month, the Swedish-Argentine singer-songwriter José González starred in Calexico’s video for “Falling From The Sky,” alongside a truly disturbing and disgusting misshapen worm-creature puppet. Well, that nasty-ass worm is back again, this time in one of González’s own videos. In this one, González checks into a hotel to spend some quality time with hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 12, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Barbarossa – “Home” (Feat. José González)

Barbarossa is James Mathé, the London singer-songwriter who is releasing his third album Imager this May. Mathé is a member of José González’s band and worked closely with him as well as Ash Workman and Katy Young for the record. Gonzáles gets an official credit on the third single from the album, the aching, string-heavy… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 1, 2015 - 4:11 pm

José González – “Let It Carry You (Holy Ghost Remix)”

Early this month, we posted the album stream of Holy Ghost!’s remix collection Work For Hire, which is due out next week on DFA. The Brooklyn-based disco duo rework tracks by Cut Copy, Phoenix, Blood Orange, and more, but the original stream left out three of the remixes, José González’s “Let It Carry You” being… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 30, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Calexico – “Falling From The Sky” Video (Feat. José González)

Americana-mariachi hybrid Calexico released their new album Edge of the Sun a few weeks ago, and today they’ve shared the video for “Falling From The Sky” which guest stars none other than fellow guitar aficionado José González. Unfortunately, featured vocalist Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses doesn’t show up in the Mikel Cee Karlsson-directed clip,… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 22, 2015 - 4:43 pm

Zero 7 – “Last Light” (Feat. José González)

After releasing the Simple Science EP in August, British electroacoustic downtempo duo Zero 7 are back this month with the somewhat uncreatively but aptly titled EP3. Swedish singer/songwriter José González, responsible for some of the best parts of Zero 7’s 2006 album The Garden, lends his otherworldly vocals to EP cut “Last Light.” González’s inimitable… More »

By: Peter Helman / March 11, 2015 - 3:10 pm

Stream José González Vestiges & Claws

Vestiges & Claws is José González’s first solo album since 2007, and the Junip frontman and singer-songwriter has returned with an album full of carefully arranged, intricately thought out songs that are designed to tug at the heartstrings and get you in the mood to be sad and self-reflective. We’ve already heard early singles “EveryMore »

By: James Rettig / February 9, 2015 - 9:10 am

José González – “Leaf Off / The Cave” Video

The Sunday Assembly is apparently a real thing: A nonreligious church congregation that exists to “celebrate being alive.” And with the video for his lovely new single “Leaf Off / The Cave,” the Swedish-Argentine singer-songwriter José González performs the song with a full choir in front of a Sunday Assembly service in Gothenburg, Sweden. Director… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2015 - 11:29 am

José González – “Leaf Off / The Cave”

Next month, the Argentine-Swedish singer-songwriter (and sometime Junip leader) José González is back with Vestiges & Claws, his first proper solo album since 2007. We’ve posted first single “Every Age, and now González has followed it up with “Leaf Off / The Cave,” a lovely folk strummer with some actual rhythmic snap to it. So… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2015 - 11:04 am

Watch José González Cover TLC’s “Waterfalls” On A Swedish Game Show

Swedish singer-songwriter José González appeared on a game show in his native country recently and performed a stripped down and folky cover of TLC’s classic track “Waterfalls,” no doubt inspired by Bette Midler’s rendition of it from a few months ago. He also performed a cover of John Lennon’s “Woman.” He was backed by fellow… More »

By: James Rettig / January 9, 2015 - 2:08 pm

José González – “Every Age” Video

Early next year, the Swedish singer-songwriter and part-time Junip frontman José González will release Vestiges & Claws, his first solo album in eight years. The lovely, simple, heartfelt single “Every Age” is the first song we’ve heard from that album, and it comes with a video that makes a small and personal song feel grand… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2014 - 10:06 am

José González Announces New Album Vestiges & Claws

Although José Gonzalez has been busy in recent years touring and recording with his band Junip among other projects, he hasn’t released a solo album since 2007’s In Our Nature. That will change this February with the release of Vestiges & Claws. González recorded the album himself in Gothenberg at home and Svenska Grammofonstudion. He… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 28, 2014 - 10:54 am

José González – “This Is How We Walk On The Moon” (Arthur Russell Cover)

Red Hot’s Arthur Russell covers compilation has grown into an impressive and exciting release as star after star chimes in with their tributes to the late musician. We’ve heard Sufjan Stevens, Hot Chip, and most recently Robyn take on Russell’s music, and now it’s time for José González to step up. González covers “This I… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 16, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tracklist Features Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, & More

For decades now, the Red Hot Organization has been raising money for AIDS awareness by putting together finely curated compilations, and their next one could be amazing. The forthcoming double-CD comp Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell pays tribute to Russell, the pioneering New York musician who died of AIDS-related causes in 1992. Russell… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2014 - 11:08 am

José González – “Stay Alive” Video

The Swedish singer-songwriter José González has a bunch of songs on the soundtrack to The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller’s adaptation of the beloved book about an office drone who dreams of transcendence. We’ve already heard González’s songs “#9 Dream” and “Step Out,” and now he has a video for “Stay Alive,” which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2013 - 3:29 pm

José González – “#9 Dream” & “Step Out”

José González is most famous for recording one of the three definitive versions of the Knife’s “Heartbeats.” In addition to that he’s been doing good stuff recently with his band Junip. He’s also got some music (solo and with Junip) in the upcoming Ben Stiller film The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Listen to “Ste… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 11, 2013 - 6:40 pm

Junip – “Walking Lightly” Video

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2013 - 10:13 am

Stream Junip Junip

José González’s Gothenburg post-rock trio Junip are getting ready to release their self-titled sophomore album, which makes for a deeply relaxing listen: González’s whispery voice over velvety synths and plumes of guitar. We’ve already posted the early singles “Line Of Fire” and “Your Life, Your Call” (as well as their vaguely disturbing videos), and now… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Junip – “Your Life, Your Call” Video

Junip, the trio that José González leads when he’s not making music on his own, are gearing up to release their self-titled sophomore album, and they’ve already given us the icy, disturbing, very Scandinavian video for “Line Of Fire.” Their new video, for rubber-grooving second single “Your Life, Your Call” is a sequel of sorts,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2013 - 12:07 pm
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