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Junip offers free EP, preps tour and full-length

on May 22, 2010, 11:30am

Whoever said “nothing in life is free” obviously died before the internet was invented. I have no problem reaping the free rewards that lay at the end of a cursor. Example: The band Junip is giving away a new EP for free on its website.

Now you may say, that’s all I need, more obscure music that I will never listen to. Well, Junip happens to be the band of Jose Gonzalez, one of the reasons that acoustic guitar is still a viable weapon against both world issues and bored ears. You may remember CoS saying something about new Junip music coming out this year. Well, ha! Told you so.

And though getting the EP, titled Rope and Summit, for free may seem like the whole story, you are right, it pretty much is. Except that the EP is just a precursor to a full album. Said full album even has a title: Fields. Oh yeah, and there’s the Junip tour, coming to the biggest and baddest cities only, but you can’t expect everything to be perfect. Fans should be sure to check this out and watch as Junip gets treated as an actual band for the first time since its conception. Sorry, solo Jose Gonzalez fans. Dude’s busy.

And way to go Milwaukee, which somehow made it onto this itinerary.

Rope & Summit will be available on May 25th. Fields, the band’s first full-length LP, will follow later this summer, on September 14th via Mute Records in the US and Canada, City Slang Records in Europe, Shock Records in Australia, and Ultra-Vybe in Japan.

The aforementioned tour dates can be found below. Tickets here.

Junip 2010 Tour Dates:
05/28 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
06/08 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
06/09 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
06/10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
06/12 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
06/13 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
06/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Eagle Rock Arts Center
06/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
06/19 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project 
07/21 - Nijmegen, NL @ De Affaire Festival
07/23 - Gent, BE @ Boomtown Festival
08/12-14 - Niederrhein,DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
08/12-14 - Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
08/15 - Leicester, UK @ Summer Sundae Festival

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