Gothenburg, Sweden (1999 – present) Junip is a Folk Rock band (Healing and Easy listening according to their myspace) that have existed since 1999, maybe even 1998, in Gothenburg, Sweden, formed by José González (guitar, vocals), Elias Araya (drums) and Tobias Winterkorn (organ, moog). Their first 7-inch came out in 2000, followed in 2006 by the self-released “BLACK REFUGE” EP. Junip has periodically gathered together to record when schedules permitted, including 2009’s single “Chickens/Azaleadalen”. Their first full album, “Fields”, was released in 2010.

 Junip’s sound can be familiar to those who have listened to José González’s critically acclaimed solo records, with organs, synths, and drums featured alongside his nylon-stringed guitar and distinctive voice. The songs are often dynamic, melodic and shadowy, with a remarkable sonic approach that is simultaneously intimate and atmospheric.


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