Posts tagged "José González"

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 "More »

By: James Rettig / February 9, 2015

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2015

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… More »

By: James Rettig / January 9, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 16, 2014

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. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2013

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… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 11, 2013

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2013

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 disturbingMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2013

Junip – “Your Life, Your Call”

On his own, the Swedish singer-songwriter José González makes spare, lonely, spectral music. As the frontman of the Gothenburg trio Junip, he does much the same thing, except he does it with a moody-but-smooth post-rock band behind him. Junip are about to drop their self-titled sophomore album, and we've posted first single "Line OfMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2013

Junip – “Line Of Fire” Video

When he's not making gorgeous, spare folk-pop on his own, José González leads the pastoral folk-pop trio Junip, and they'll follow up 2010's Fields this spring with a self-titled sophomore album. The video for "Line Of Fire," that album's first single, is some icily creepy Scandinavian shit, consisting mostly of various Viking-blooded types staring… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2013

Junip Hit Kimmel

The big news to come out of last night's late-night lineup is obviously this: St. Vincent's Annie Clark leaving a smoking hole in the middle of the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon stage with her beyond-good cover of the Pop Group's "She Is Beyond Good And Evil." But elsewhere on the dial, there wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2011

Junip – “Always” Video

This Andreas Nilsson-directed video for "Always" doesn't have oozing creatures or special effects makeup, but it's still creepy. That tells you a lot about the clip's main character, who comes to help the band prepare for an air guitar contest -- it actually looks like the world championship in Finland. Nilsson and… More »

By: jessica / September 8, 2010

Junip – “Always”

A couple of weeks ago José González’s rock trio Junip posted a free download of their four-song Rope & Summit EP. That was just a taste: The psychedelic Swedish folk-rock trio's full-length Fields is out 9/14. It's where you'll find "Always," a song they just upped to MySpace. The mellow track's released tomorrow… More »

By: brandon / July 26, 2010

Download Junip Rope & Summit EP

José González's rock trio Junip have posted the four-song Rope & Summit EP on their site -- you'll soon own it if you sign-up for their mailing list. The 20-minute collection officially goes on sale digitally 5/25, but you might as well pass over your info and get it now for free. (Or wait for… More »

By: brandon / May 19, 2010

The Books & José González Cover Nick Drake

That blockbuster Dark Was The Night charity comp is following up on yesterday's Dirty Projectors & David Byrne MP3 with a new song stream every day over at MySpace. Today's taste is a take on Nick Drake's "Cello Song," which makes sense given the artists covering it. Listen. (UPDATE: You can now… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 16, 2009
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