Junip Making A Spash

junipJunip, the Swedish trio composed of Elias Araya, José González, and Tobias Winterkorn stopped by NPR’s World Café to chat with host David Dye and perform songs from their full-length debut FIELDS. Starting today the session will be hosted online. Visit http://www.npr.org/programs/world-cafe/

Junip wrapped up their fall North American tour on November 24th in New York City. Big Ass Lens was there to document the evening with Junip from start to finish. The intimate footage and interview of the band backstage, sound checking, and performing is gorgeous and well worth a watch. The New York Times was also there on the eve of Thanksgiving, noting, “Junip allowed itself to get caught up in the momentum built into its cerebral constructions, to let the rhythm drive motion, to make the songs crest and breathe and crest again.” In Chicago, Junip put the audience in a trance. Radio Free Chicago commented, “It almost seemed that Junip cast a spell on the crowd.”

Junip singer and guitarist, José González will perform “Far Away” at Spike’s 2010 Video Game Awards live from the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles on December 11th. José González has been nominated in the category of Best Song In A Game for the song “Far Away” which appears in “Red Dead Redemption.” The nominees are nominated by 25 leading journalists from some of the biggest media outlets including: USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Yahoo, and others. Hosted by Spike TV and dubbed the “Oscars for Video Games by The LA Times and The Washington Post, past musical participants and guests have been: Foo Fighters, Weezer, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg. Watch José González perform “Far Away” on a rooftop in New York City.