Jose Gonzalez Fronted Rock Band Junip Announces Album and Tour
Junip has periodically gathered together and recorded when schedules permitted, but this is the first time the members will focus exclusively on the band. An EP and full-length will be released in 2010 with Mute in the US and Canada, City Slang in Europe, Shock in Australia and Ultra-Vybe in Japan. Global touring will commence this spring. A short American tour has been confirmed to start on June 8th in Brooklyn, NY, ending in Seattle on June 19th. The touring band will add two members.
Says Gonzálezabout the band: "We are really happy to have had the time to write and record these songs and now are excited to have the opportunity to play them live."
Junip is now offering a first listen to their new music with a free download of the song "Rope and Summit" at http://www.Junip.net. Their sound can be familiar to those who have listened to González's critically acclaimed records, but added to the mix on top of his nylon stringed guitar and distinctive voice are organs, synths and drums. The songs are often dynamic, melodic and shadowy.
The tour dates are below:
28 Barcelona, Spain Primavera Sound Festival
8 Boston, MA Great Scott
9 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
10 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
12 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
13 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
16 Los Angeles, CA Eagle Rock Arts Center
18 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
19 Seattle, WA Vera Project
21 Nijmegen, The Netherlands De Affaire Festival
23 Gent, Belgium Boomtown Festival
12 – 14 Rees-Haldern am Niederrhein, Germany Haldern Pop Festival
12 – 14 Gothenburg, Sweden Way Out West Festival
15 Leicester, UK Summer Sundae Festival
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