- Elias Araya - drums
- José González - vocals
- Tobias Winterkorn - organ
Junip was formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in the late ’90s 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 RCRDLBL-distributed single “Chickens/Azaleadalen” – but an upcoming album and tour schedule marks the first time the members will focus exclusively on the band.
Junip’s sound can be familiar to those who have listened to 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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