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  • Junip

    As a solo artist, Argentine-born, 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. Here, he dangles tensile guitar and low-talking tenor over stark, worldly grooves and drone-haunted synths, like Fleet Foxes with a hellhound on their […]

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    The folk pop of Swedish-Argentine singer José González is seductive, especially his covers: See his gorgeous take on the Knife's "Heartbeats." But the music he makes with his old band is doubly so. Mostly dormant since 1999, Junip are hypnotists. González's classical guitar and weightless tenor float over soul jazz, Afrobeat, Ethiopian funk and krautrock, […]

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