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Junip is a Swedish folk rock band. The band is made up of the duo of José González (vocals, guitars) and Tobias Winterkorn (organ, Moog synthesizer) with various accompanying musicians in recordings and in live gigs.[1] Their songs "Far Away" and "Don't Let it Pass" have been used in the film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and an acoustic version of "Far Away" has been used in the video game Red Dead Redemption.

Junip at The Venue in Vancouver (5176256701).jpg
Background information
OriginVänersborg, Sweden
GenresFolk rock, indie rock
Years active1998-present
LabelsMute Records City Slang Temeshet
MembersJosé González
Tobias Winterkorn
Past membersElias Araya


The band was formed in 1998 by childhood friends José González and Elias Araya along with Tobias Winterkorn. The group was formed as a hobby for the three, who at the time held other occupations: Winterkorn was a part-time teacher, Araya an art student and González was studying biochemistry. In 2000 they released their first EP, Straight Lines.

The band was put on hold when, in 2003, González's solo career took off, at which time he left his studies and started touring and living from music.[2] In 2005, the band released its second EP, Black Refuge, after which González again embarked on a solo tour.

The band released their first full-length album, Fields, in 2010. On its subsequent tour, the band's live lineup was expanded to include bass and percussion. Three years later, Junip released their self-titled second album. After the recording of the album and before going on its supporting tour, Araya left the band,[2] being replaced on live performances by other drummers.

Their song "Without You" was featured in the last episode of the ABC Family series The Nine Lives of Chloe King on August 16, 2011,[3] and on the "Rewind" episode of the USA Network series Suits on August 9, 2012. On September 22, 2013, their song "Line of Fire" was featured as the background music for a short recap of the AMC series Breaking Bad, which aired immediately after the series' penultimate episode.[4] The song was featured in an episode of the NBC series The Blacklist.,[5] in Episode 17 Season 1 of the CW supernatural drama The Originals and in episode 18 of season 1 of Elementary . Their music was again featured on Suits when "After All is Said and Done" was played in Season 4 Episode 3 "Two in the Knees". Furthermore, their song was also featured near the end of Episode 5 of Season 1 of Flaked. In 2016 "After All is Said and Done" provided the backing soundtrack to the last scenes of 'Frequency' Season 1 Episode 3.

Their song "Walking Lightly" was featured in the TV series 'Lethal Weapon' at the end of Season 1 Episode 15 "As Good As It Getz".



Year Album Peak positions
2010 Fields[7][8] 41
2013 Junip 55



  • "Always" (2010)
  • "In Every Direction" (2011)
  • "Walking Lightly" (2013)
  • "Line Of Fire" (2013)
  • "Your Life Your Call" (2013)

Music VideosEdit

  • Without You
  • In Every Direction
  • Your Life Your Call
  • Line of Fire
  • Walking Lightly


  1. ^ Rachel B. (February 17, 2010). "José González Preps New Album with Old Band Junip, Stars in New Documentary". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  2. ^ a b Elisa Bray (12 July 2013). "Junip: friends reunited for a taste of swede success". The Independent. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Music from The Nine Lives of Chloe King S1E10".
  4. ^ "Junip Elevates Uncertainty In Breaking Bad's Finale Trailer".
  5. ^ "Music from The Blacklist S1E11".
  6. ^ "Junip discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 May 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  7. ^ Leeuwis, Jermy (May 18, 2010). "Junip to release Rope & Summit EP + Fields CD". MusicRemedy. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ PopMatters review of album Fields

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