Here’s a decidedly juicy piece of indie gossip: After enjoying a successful solo career, Swedish singer/songwriter José González has reunited with his old band Junip, comprised of himself, drummer Elias Araya, and keys player Tobias Winterkorn. They released a five-song EP back in 2005 called Black Refugee, but they’ve gotten back together to release a full-length album coming out “sometime this year,” presumably through their own Teme Shet label. You’re probably hoping for more deets right? Well that’s all there is for now! So tough noogies.
Until more info is available on the new Junip release, sate yourselves with this other tidbit: there’s a new documentary chronicling the last three years with González, covering his international tourdates and time in the studio. The documentary, by directors Fredrik Egerstrand and Mikel Cee Karlsson, is titled The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José González and made its premiere at the Göteborg International Film Festival earlier this month. News of an American release is likewise scant, but I bet it’s safe to assume that the doc will be floating around the internets somewhere, at some point.