Published May 18, 2010Before hitting it big with his awesome cover of the Knife's "Heartbeats," Swedish indie folk favourite José González was a member of the rock trio Junip. The band formed in the late '90s but their only official releases to date are a seven-inch from 2000 and the five-song Black Refuge EP from 2005. But that will be changing soon, as the band are planning to release both an EP and an LP before the year's end.
First up is the EP, Rope & Summit, which you can grab right now as a free download from the group's official website. You have to join their mailing list, but that's such a small price to pay.
Physical twelve-inch vinyl copies of the EP will be also available exclusively from indie stores in the Think Indie network. Unfortunately, Canadians and Swedes are out of luck when it comes to purchasing physical copies, since Think Indie serves only American stores.
This EP will be followed by Junip's first-ever full-length, Fields, due out on September 14. The North American release will be handled by Mute Records.
For a preview of the band's new material, you can also check out the band on tour this summer, but only if you happen to be in the U.S. or Europe.
5/28 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival
6/8 Boston, MA - Great Scott
6/9 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
6/10 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
6/12 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
6/13 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
6/16 Los Angeles, CA - Eagle Rock Arts Center
6/18 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
6/19 Seattle, WA - Vera Project
7/21 Nijmegen, Netherlands - De Affaire Festival
7/23 Gent, Belgium - Boomtown Festival
8/12-14 Niederrhein, Germany - Haldern Pop Festival
8/12-14 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
8/15 Leicester, UK - Summer Sundae Festival