Junip – live at Rock en Seine – 2014 – Recorded August 23, 2014 – RFI –
Swedish Folk-Rock conglomerate Junip in concert at Rock en Seine, recorded on August 23, 2014 by Radio France International.
Junip is made up of the duo of José González (vocals, guitars) and Tobias Winterkorn (organ, Moog synthesizer) with various accompanying musicians in recordings and in live gigs. Their songs “Far Away” and “Don’t Let it Pass” have been used in the film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and an acoustic version of “Far Away” has been used in the video game Red Dead Redemption.
Junip formed in 1998 in Gothenburg, Sweden, but didn’t actually release their acclaimed first album, Fields, until 2010. That delay stemmed largely from the success of González as a solo artist. The renowned singer-songwriter found international acceptance with his individual albums, 2003’s Veneer and 2007’s In Our Nature, which went on to sell over a million albums worldwide; audiences were captivated by the stark combination of González’s uniquely haunting voice and sinuous acoustic guitar on hits like “Crosses” and “Down The Line,” and distinctive interpretations of covers like The Knife’s “Heartbeats.” They were startled and beguiled, then, by hearing González in Junip’s band context, and one with such a propulsive, experimental bent: sprawling away from the stark folk aesthetic of González’s solo efforts, Fields teemed with driving motorik rhythms, psychedelic atmosphere, and dense synth textures.
The band released their first full-length album, Fields, in 2010. On its subsequent tour, the band’s live lineup was expanded to include bass and percussion. Three years later, Junip released their self-titled second album. After the recording of the album and before going on its supporting tour, Araya left the band, being replaced on live performances by other drummers.
Their song “Without You” was featured in the last episode of the ABC Family series The Nine Lives of Chloe King on August 16, 2011, and on the “Rewind” episode of the USA Network series Suits on August 9, 2012. On September 22, 2013, their song “Line of Fire” was featured as the background music for a short recap of the AMC series Breaking Bad, which aired immediately after the series’ penultimate episode. The song was featured in an episode of the NBC series The Blacklist, in Episode 17 Season 1 of the CW supernatural drama The Originals and in episode 18 of season 1 of Elementary . Their music was again featured on Suits when “After All is Said and Done” was played in Season 4 Episode 3 “Two in the Knees”. Furthermore, their song was also featured near the end of Episode 5 of Season 1 of Flaked. In 2016 “After All Is Said and Done” provided the backing soundtrack to the last scenes of Frequency Season 1 Episode 3.
Sit back and enjoy the concert.
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