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Jose Gonzalez

FUV's New Dig: José González

by Darren DeVivo

Vestiges & Claws
José González

Imperial Recordings/Mute Records

Swedish singer, songwriter and guitarist José González has split his attention in recent years between his own solo career and that of his band, Junip. Although that group initially took a backseat to González's own work, the reverse has been true for a long spell. This week's release of González's Vestiges & Claws marks the musician's first solo album in over seven years, a long-awaited follow-up to 2007's Our Nature. On Vestiges & Claws, González thoughtfully reflects on life, examining all angles of interaction and introspection.

Junip - FUV Live - 2013

by Russ Borris

The band Junip was originally formed in the late 90s by Swedish musicians Jose Gonzalez, Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkorn. They released their first EP, Straight Lines, in 2000, but then the members split off to pursue other interests: Elias studied art and Tobias worked as a teacher, while Jose continued making music and in fact launched a very succesful solo career. Jose released the critically-acclaimed albums, Veneer in 2005 and In Our Nature in 2007.

Junip reformed a few years ago though and released their full-length debut, Fields. The band is now on their self-titled sophomore release and dropped by WFUV to talk about the new record and perform some the new songs live in Studio A.

Jose Gonzalez - Words and Music - 2007

by Claudia Marshall
Photo by Fredrik Egerstrand
Jose Gonzalez earned a lot of buzz last year with the U.S. release of his debut album 'Veneer,' and now the Swede is ready to share some brand new material from his latest record, 'In Our Nature.' His gentle, rhythmic songs move a big step forward lyrically, and Claudia Marshall finds out why as Jose performs live in Studio-A.