The band, comprised of Jose Gonzalez (vocals/guitar), Elias Araya (drums) Tobias Winterkorn (keyboards) and touring musicians Joel Wastburg and Johan Grettve, recently released their stunning full-length debut Fields.
The album is a breathtakingly beautiful group of songs, at time calling to mind indie-faves like Fleet Foxes and the quirky music of The Shins. The combination is haunting and profound, especially because of Gonzalez's hushed vocals.
He is a pretty established solo artist, known best for his albums Veneer (in 2003) and In Our Nature (2007).
Here's the music video for the first single from Fields, a song called Always:
If you're in Los Angeles this Sunday and want to check out a show that's well worth your time, head over to the Music Box and let the lush, exquisite sounds of Junip rock your soul for an hour or so.
Here's another track from Fields, an excellent song called In Every Direction:
You can pick up tickets here. See you there!