“This is music that easily goes anywhere…”
– The New York Times
“the Swedish trio create Baroque pop walls…culminating in emotional strings and driving percussion.”
“The beguiling voice of Jose Gonzalez floats perfectly above a parallel of mesmerizing strings – as all Junip songs should.”
Last week Junip released “Line of Fire”, the first single off their sophomore album Junip,out April 23rd. Featuring vocals by José González with Elias Araya on drums and Tobias Winterkorn on keys, “Line of Fire” showcases a bolder, more mature Junip – once again eager to embrace you with their infectious blend of percussion and passionate, immeasurable waves of genuine emotion. Already receiving high praise, this track is a true stunner and expressive of what’s coming down the line.
Within a few seconds of devouring “Line of Fire” you will take note of the ease with which Elias, José and Tobias blend their individual styles into one adept, fluid and pulsating movement. Extensive touring following Fields allowed them to get a jump start on writing, “We’d press ‘record’ when we started jamming, and end up with a pretty complete song structure when we finished,” González explains. Head over to their soundcloud now to give it a listen!
Returning to their rehearsal space in Gothenberg, Sweden (where they recorded their 2010 debut release, Fields) the trio once again engaged the assistance of producer Don Alsterberg. It was an easy decision to self-title the second chapter in their collective story as José states, “All the ups and downs were very ‘Junip,’ so titling it with our name seemed appropriately iconic. It’s truly a band album.”
Junip expands the band’s stylistic palette with unexpected juxtapositions. “We’re somewhere between a German jazz band and an African pop band,” González cracks.
Today, we share with you Junip’s album artwork and tracklisting.
Junip is Gothenburg, Sweden-based rock trio consisting of Elias Araya (drums), José González (guitar, vocals), and Tobias Winterkorn (organ, moog).