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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 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

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 & Crazy Horse, the band slated to headline the day, had to drop out at the last possible second, axing all their remaining European tour dates after guitarist Frank “Poncho”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 9, 2013 - 6:08 am

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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

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

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: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2013 - 2:19 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 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

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2013

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 artist… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 31, 2013 - 10:23 am

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 taste of what’s to come, then we’re in for something cinematic. Here, the Swedish trio create Baroque pop walls, ascending as each verse concludes and culminating in emotional strings and… More »

By: 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 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

Remixtape: Vol. 2

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 »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2011 - 12:50 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