José’s global success as a solo artist – he’s sold over a million records - kept Junip on the backburner, until now. More then 10 years on, the band finally released their debut LP Fields (Mute Records) in September, and just wrapped their second U.S. tour in six months. Much like José’s solo live sets which are far more intense than his recorded output might suggest, Junip’s sets are positively transcendent – expertly-crafted rhythmic mantras swirl, build, and unravel, opening third eyes everywhere. The sound breathes as if it were alive – it’s music radiating such organic warmth that it could only be conjured by old familiars speaking unspoken languages. That this is Junip’s debut seems downright impossible.