Are you a fan of Bon Iver? Or maybe The National? Of Monsters and Men? Because if you are then I can promise you will LOVE the band Junip. The songs on their upcoming EP album are borderline pop with a great mix of the folksiness. So good! The music is bouncy and shimmering and happy and just lovely!
After a busy summer of playing festivals abroad, Junip are eager to share their new single, “Walking Lightly” with you on September 17th via Mute. Tapping electronic producer John Roberts for a remix resulted in a passionate new version of this outstanding track that we are happy to share with you alongside the single. The “Walking Lightly EP” bundle will also include remixes by Maps, Tobacco and To Rococo Rot. For complete tracklisting please see below.
As RollingStone commented in their album review of their self-titled sophomore record released earlier this year“Sweden-based indie-folk auteur José González can massage your worried mind like Cat Stevens. With his band Junip, there’s a dark, funky undercurrent pulling against the pastoral kindness” –proving a band doesn’t need to shout to make people stand up and take notice. Sometimes all you need to do is walk lighty.
If news of a new single didn’t get you excited we know that Junip’s upcoming North American Fall tour will! Junip head out on a 13 city tour commencing in Austin with the band’s first appearance at Austin City Limits on Saturday, October 5th and wrap up their two week run on Sunday October 20th in Los Angeles with stops in San Francisco, New York, Salt Lake City, Denver, Atlanta and Baltimore.
Listen to “Walk Lightly” on soundcloud.
JUNIP NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
10/5—Austin City Limits Music Festival—Austin, TX
10/7—Terminal West—Atlanta, GA
10/8—Cats Cradle—Carrboro, NC
10/10—Le Poisson Rogue—New York, NY
10/11—Antone’s—Austin, TX **JUST ADDED**
10/12–Austin City Limits Music Festival—Austin, TX
10/14—Summit Music Hall—Denver, CO
10/15—The State Room—Salt Lake City, UT
10/16—The Knitting Factory—Reno, NV
10/17—Bimbos 365 Club—San Francisco, CA
10/18—Fernwood Resort—Big Sur, CA **JUST ADDED**
10/19—The Loft at UCSD—La Jolla, CA
10/20 – The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA