Junip formed in 1998 in Gothenburg, Sweden, by José González
(guitar, vocals), Elias Araya
(drums) and Tobias Winterkorn
(organ, moog). Their first 7-inch came out in 2000, but as José González
's career began to take off, their first substantial release, the self-released Black Refuge
EP, came only in 2006 and their first full album, Fields
, in 2010. The band's second album, Junip
, was released in April 2013.