Posts tagged "José González"

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 Of Fire,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2013 - 4:58 pm

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 at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2013 - 3:08 pm

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 was also… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2011 - 12:13 pm

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 Junip frontman José… More »

By: jessica / September 8, 2010 - 5:50 pm

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 (7/27) a… More »

By: brandon / July 26, 2010 - 2:30 pm

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 - 9:53 am

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 stream it at… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 16, 2009 - 11:59 am

Bonnaroo: It’s A (Photo) Wrap

The tents are collapsed, the recycling collected, the hippies headed to the showers (j/k hippies don’t take showers). Bonnaroo ’08 now belongs to the chemically enhanced memories of its campers, and to message boards worldwide as people bitch about Kanye’s ego. Consider this the scroll-y cork in our coverage of the fest for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 16, 2008 - 6:07 am

Gutter Twins Cover Massive Attack, Jose Gonzalez In Saturnalia Tour Kickoff

Over the years, across incarnations, Greg Dulli’s done great covers — from Björk to TLC to the Beatles and back. At the Gutters Twins tour launch at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, he and Mark Lanegan tore into Massive Attack’s “Live With Me” (which they covered together previously, on Dulli project Twilight Singers’ Stitch In TimeMore »

By: brandon / February 18, 2008 - 9:30 am

New José González – “Neon Lights” (Stereogum Premiere)

He got his first taste of success with a Knife song and thousands of colorful bouncing balls, which is funny because José González has an intensely simple, personalized sound. Even on a commercial for a TV, singing someone else’s song, it feels like he’s alone in a room opening up his diary just for you,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 24, 2008 - 4:45 pm

Greg Dulli Covers José González

The generally awesome Greg Dulli cut his teeth as a sweaty, oversexed r&b-infused Ohio heartbreaker in Afghan Whigs and then got himself some New Orleans gospel swagger in Twilight Singers. José González, on the other hand, rose to fame with some colorfully bouncing balls as an achy Swedish folkie covering his pals the Knife’s “Heartbeats.”… More »

By: Stereogum / November 8, 2007 - 12:09 pm

José González – In Our Nature

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By: Stereogum / November 4, 2007 - 10:44 pm

House Soundtrack Features Elvis Covering Christina, Makes Us Collect “Teardrop”s

A few years ago, Hugh Laurie set aside his Steven Fry-collaborating comic past and his British accent to take over FOX (and the Golden Globes) with his portrayal of Dr. House (although he is better remembered around here for calling us “sweet cheeks”). On top of his debonair charm, Hugh’s got a good voice (which… More »

By: Stereogum / August 16, 2007 - 3:33 pm

New José González Video – “Killing For Love”

Something about the trials and tribulations of pigman in the “Down The Line”‘s vid left us unimpressed, but despite that last vid being for a killer song, Andreas Nilsson’s second installment in the Frank-inspired vid series he’s creating for José is much more engaging (and much more NSFW). For the dour “Killing For Love,” Mr. More »

By: Stereogum / August 16, 2007 - 12:08 pm

New José González Video – “Down The Line”

When “Down The Line” started streaming over at MySpace, word came down that Andreas Nilsson of the Knife-collaboration fame would provide directorial services for the track’s video, which now is complete in all its swine-starring glory. Andreas took inspiration from the Jim Woodring cartoon Frank — except from what we can tell, Frank didn’t feature… More »

By: Stereogum / August 13, 2007 - 11:21 am

New José González – “Down The Line”

Sounds like somebody’s been reading the newspaper. Swedish troubadour José González is back to follow-up the runaway success that his rich ‘n’ mellow baritone, killer Knife cover, and ballsy Sony Bravia ad earned him worldwide — to find that same world is full of repeated mistakes, no sense of compromise, and the titular problems dow… More »

By: Stereogum / August 1, 2007 - 9:40 am

Juana Molina @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 7/3/06

Juana comes from a background in television comedy, a bit of trivia thrust upon me by a friend as she handed me a copy of Tres Cosas a few years back. Latent stereotypes took hold as I pressed play on my CD player (remember those?), but those predispositions melted with each track, and I sat… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 7, 2006 - 1:51 pm

José González @ SPINHouse, NYC 6/29/06

When music journos write up Veneer, they inevitably go all Napa Valley on the album’s sound: a “delicate” balance of “subtle phrasing” and “ethereal vocals” providing an “autumnal” vibe across the album’s 11 tracks. (Reads like Zagat, doesn’t it?) But most of those modifiers are right on; though friends feign yawns at the mention of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 5, 2006 - 11:56 am

New Zero 7 & José González – “Futures”

If Stereolab and CSN&Y had a baby…

Zero 7 Feat. José Gonzalez – “Futures” (MP3 Link Expired)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 1, 2006 - 4:45 pm
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