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José González Announces More Tour Dates

Vestiges & Claws Out Now via Mute

Apr 28, 2016

José González has announced some more tour dates in honor of Vestiges & Claws, released last year via Mute. The dates include some dates in Canada, South America, Mexico, Denver, and Chicago. The dates are below, followed by the video for "Let It Carry You." More

Mar 11, 2016

Swedish singer-songwriter José González is currently in the midst of a North American tour with New York chamber music ensemble yMusic. Yesterday the songwriter premiered a video at Vogue for his song "With the Ink of a Ghost." The song is off his 2015 album Vestiges & Claws, which was released on Mute. The video is direct by Malin Ingrid and choreographed by Erik Linghede and features the beautifully swaying and twisting dancing of fellow Swede Yared Cederlund. Cederlund is seen throughout the video moving in freeform movement over José's peaceful and meditative melody. More

Nov 10, 2015

José González has announced some March 2016 tour dates in which he will be backed by the chamber sextet yMusic. He has also shared a live video of him performing "Open Book" with yMusic in the summer of 2014 when they did a collaborative show together at Lincoln Center's Out of Doors festival in Damrosch Park. More

Watch: José González - “Let It Carry You” Video

Vestiges & Claws Out Now via Mute

Sep 23, 2015

José González has shared a video for "Let It Carry You." Malin Johansson directed the animated clip and had this to say about it in a press release: "To be stuck in a state of emptiness. And what it means to be carried away by something. How that then transcends from a mental notion into a physical sensation." Watch it below. More

José González Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates

Vestiges & Claws Out Now via Mute

Jul 27, 2015

José González has announced some fall U.S. tour dates. They take in Florida, Texas, California, and elsewhere and are in honor of Vestiges & Claws, released earlier this year via Mute. More

Jul 06, 2015

Last weekend, Gdynia, Poland hosted Open’er Festival—the country’s largest four-day music event. More

May 15, 2015

José González was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Luckily he didn't bring his gross giant worm, but he did perform two songs. More

Watch: Giant Weird Worm Returns in José González Video for “Open Book”

Part 2 of the Story That Began in a Calexico Video

May 12, 2015

When Calexico's video for "Falling From the Sky" debuted a few weeks back and it featured José González and a weird giant worm, we were promised that the worm would return in an upcoming González video, also to be directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson. More

Apr 23, 2015

Releasing their ninth studio album, Edge of the Sun this week, Calexico have premiered a brand new music video for their included single, "Falling From the Sky." More

Mar 11, 2015

It’s been a while since José González hung out with Zero 7. More

Feb 10, 2015

On Feb. 17 singer/songwriter José González will release his newest album Vestiges & Claws. More

Jan 27, 2015

José González has premiered a brand new music video for his latest single "Leaf Off / The Cave," featured on the artist's upcoming LP Vestiges & Claws. More

Listen: José González - “Leaf Off / The Cave”

New Album Vestiges & Claws Out Feb. 17

Jan 20, 2015

Due to release Vestiges & Claws, his first solo album in seven years, singer/songwriter José González has premiered a brand new track from the effort titled ”Leaf Off / The Cave." More

José González Announces Tour

Vestiges & Claws Out Feb. 17

Nov 10, 2014

Recently announcing the release of Vestiges & Claws, his first solo album since 2007's In Your NatureJosé González has revealed plans for an expansive international tour. More

Watch: José González – “Every Age” Video

Vestiges & Claws is Due Out Feb 17 on Mute

Nov 05, 2014

The video for José González’s new cut “Every Age” features and actual trip into space.  More

Oct 28, 2014

Following two albums with his side-band Junip and contributing heavily to the soundtrack of Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter MittyJosé González has announced the upcoming release of his first solo album since 2007's In Our Nature. More

Listen: José González – “This is How We Walk on the Moon (Arthur Russell Cover)”

Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell is Out Oct 21 on Yep Roc

Sep 17, 2014

Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell features a wealth of musicians, putting their spin on the late troubadour’s music.  More

Watch: José González - “Stay Alive” Video

Featured on the The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Soundtrack

Dec 17, 2013

This Christmas will see the theatrical release of Ben Stiller's directorial adaptation of James Thurber's 1939 short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. More

Listen: José González – “#9 Dream” and “Step Out”

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is out on 12/25

Dec 12, 2013

As teased in the film trailerThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty features several cuts by José GonzálezMore

Oct 15, 2013

This December Ben Stiller directs, produces, and stars in the upcoming film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. More

Apr 17, 2013

Next week José González’s Gothenburg, Sweden-based outfit Junip will release their self-titled sophomore album. More

Aug 25, 2010

In the past five years, Jose González has moved from well-kept Swedish secret to an internationally noted folk musician. Now his journey towards self-understanding has been documented in new film, The Extraordinarily Ordinary Life of Jose González. We have the trailer.  More

José González Debuts New Band Junip, Releases Free MP3

Working on Album and Tour Starts May 28

Apr 22, 2010

Known for his hushed vocals and delicate finger-picking, Swedish troubadour José González is stepping out with "new" band, Junip. We have their tour dates and a link to a free MP3. More

José González to Launch Brief North American Tour

Sweden/Canada Relations to Improve Exponentially

May 21, 2009

Swedish troubadour Jose González will embark on a brief North American tour this summer. The tour, which includes stops at several Canadian festivals, also has a single date in the states at Michigan’s Ann Arbor Summer Festival. More


Interviews

José González

Finding His Claws

Feb 01, 2015

José González wants you to know something—he’s not a preacher. More


Reviews

Vestiges and Claws

Vestiges and Claws

Mute

Feb 13, 2015

You'd be forgiven for thinking Swedish singer/songwriter José González has been taking it easy since he released his delicately constructed, critically acclaimed sophomore album In Our Nature in 2007, his most recent record as a solo act. More