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Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it — ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented by… More »

By the end of last year, compiling Monthly Mixes became a sad task. Each month I’d scan in sadness, watching our strongest songs presented as straight-to-Soundcloud affairs, our music business continuing its inexorable shift away from the transferrable file, now even in its promotional form. So either this month represents a momentary lapse, or artists… More »

A few weeks back James Blake told SPIN, “Remixing is like musical prostitution.” Ha — relax, James Blake. This is the column in which we beg to differ. Much in the spirit of our inaugural Remixtape this month’s collection features reworkings from both in-demand prostitutes and adept indie rock knob twiddlers. Honorable mention to Tyler,… More »

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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…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2013 - 10:13 am

Way Out West 2013 Day 1: Beach House, Tame Impala, Junip, & More

The biggest piece of news from the first day of Gothenburg, Sweden's Way Out West festival wasn't who was there but who wasn't. Neil Young…
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2013 - 6:08 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…
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…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2013 - 12:07 pm

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…
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…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2013 - 3:08 pm

Junip – “Line Of Fire”

José González and his band Junip are gearing up to release a follow-up to 2010's Fields this spring and if "Line Of Fire" is a…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 15, 2013 - 1:00 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…
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…
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…
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…
brandon | May 19, 2010 - 9:53 am