Okay, so I'm posting something straight from a press release, so it'll probably be me and 900 other bloggers going on about this today...but that said, the new single from Jose Gonzales' Junip is pretty wonderful, soft and melancholy, but with a kind of ecstatic motor to it, so that it drives as well as caresses.
Tobias Carroll reviewed the last Junip album, Fields, for Dusted in 2010, saying, "Fields is a wide-ranging album, both musically and emotionally. As on his solo work, Gonzalez’s voice channels vulnerability exceptionally well, and in some cases the densely-structured songs the band creates trigger a sense of yearning. Elsewhere, that sense of layering and construction can meander a bit — “Howl”’s percussive evolution, mentioned earlier, is interesting, but I’d be hard-pressed to say exactly how (or even if) it works. But the chemistry between these three musicians is remarkably strong, and the genres that blend here, from folk to Krautrock, make for an interesting and (at its best) rewarding listen."
You can read the whole review here.
The new album, which will be self-titled, is out April 23rd on Mute.