Junip Video Contest Live!


We are super excited to launch this fan-based conversation for Junip lovers to create their own video interpretation of the track “Without You”, off of their debut release Fields.

The band will personally select the official video and director which will debut on Mashable.com and will receive a Moogerfooger hand crafted effects box from Moog ( see details below).

The contest started yesterday and runs for 60 days, concluding on FRIDAY AUGUST 5th!


6.12 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival *

6.13 – Jacksonville, FL – Five Points Theatre

6.14 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar

6.15 – Miami, FL – Bardot, Miami

6.16 – Orlando, FL – The Social

6.17 – Washington D.C. – Black Cat

6.17 – Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn! With The Books and Doveman




“Junip allowed itself to get caught up in the momentum built into its cerebral constructions, to let the rhythm drive motion, to make the songs crest and breathe and crest again.” – The New York Times

Classical guitar and weightless tenor float over soul jazz, Afro-beat, Ethiopian funk and krautrock,

and the lyrics touch on spirituality and self-realization.” – Rolling Stone

Junip just wrapped up a thirty-two-date North American spring tour in Boston on May 22nd, with sold out shows on both coasts including New York and Seattle.  The tour saw the band play live studio sessions with KEXP (Seattle) and KUT (Austin), and perform at the 11th Annual NON-COMMvention, alongside Bright Eyes, Justin Townes Earle, and the Civil Wars.  A big deal in radio, the convention draws primarily influential public, adult-alternative radio stations and their programmers together. Junip also hooked up with The Wilcox Sessionsin LA for an exclusive performance and recorded a session at the Moog Sound Lab in Asheville, both coming soon.

Junip will be back stateside on June 12th to play Bonnaroo, a string of dates in Florida, and Celebrate Brooklyn! on June 17th with The Books and Doveman. On June 19th New York City’s Rooftop Films will host the film The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José González, a 74 minute, beautiful and radically intimate documentary about the life and mind of musician José González.  Mikel Cee Karisson and Fredrik Egerstrand direct the film that takes place during the making of González’s second album In Our Nature.  The special evening includes a performance by González Q&A with the filmmakers. Click HERE for more information and tickets.

Junip is Gothenburg, Sweden-based rock trio consisting of Elias Araya (drums), José González (guitar, vocals), and Tobias Winterkorn (organ, moog). The band’s debut record FIELDS was released on September 14, 2010 and features “Always”, “In Every Direction”, and “Rope & Summit”.   FIELDS was chosen by New York Daily Newsas the #1 album of 2010 saying “Hands-down sexiest music of the year.”Los Angeles Timesalso placed FIELDS on their end of the year list, proclaiming “Each song on “Fields” gets a running start and then, like a hang glider reaching the edge of a cliff, takes to the air and floats on the wings of harmonious momentum.” The In Every Direction EP is the bands latest release (February 22, 2011),  and includes remixes by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. remix, White Sea (Morgan Kibby of M83), plus three unreleased B-sides; “Näckrosdammen”, “Pling”, and “White Rain”.

Junip also just recorded a Daytrotter.com session, live now!

“The list of influences is long, from John Martyn’s guitar sound to the repetitive trance of Ethiopian music, and from German electronic music to Nina Simone. Somehow…it all works.” – NPR

“Pale-voiced Swede José Gonzáles kicks up the volume for a supremely pretty folk swirl.”– Rolling Stone(“In Every Direction”)

“Hypnotic.” – Mother Jones

“Exhilarating.”– Spin

“Terrific.” – Pitchfork

“Amazing. Don’t miss it.” – Yahoo

“Spellbinding. 4 stars.” – American Songwriter

“This is well-appointed, intelligent music that indulges in some stargazing prog exploration.” – The Village Voice

“Songs on Fields ooze from the speakers in a mist of ‘70’s stank.  This is a good thing.” – Bust

“Gonzalez purists will not be able to resist the charms of Junip.” – Under The Radar

“The dreamy, electro-infected pop of “Fields” will sound familiar to fans of González’s solo work, but the band keeps it fresh, not repetitive.” – AM NY

Contest page is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFLvUD24xOU

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Junip Photo by Johanna Hedborg

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