Most of the world might know Jose Gonzalez as a low-key singer-songwriter solo artist, but he's also fronted a Gothenburg-based rock band called Junip since the late 90s. And now Junip are ready for their close-up. They released a 7" in 2000 and an EP in 2006, but this year, Junip will release both an EP and an album. Those records will come out on four different labels-- Mute in the U.S., City Slang in Europe, Shock in Australia, and Ultra-Vybe in Japan.
The band has a few dates lined up for the spring and summer, including European festival appearances and a quick U.S. tour in June. We've got those dates below.
You can download the Junip song "Rope and Summit" on the band's website and hear a few more tracks over on the band's MySpace page. Fans of Gonzalez shouldn't be shocked; it's not like he's suddenly fronting Black Flag."- Pitchfork