New José González Song Wins Spike Video Game Award

posted December 17, 2010

New José González Song Wins Spike Video Game Award

José González's song "Far Away", appearing in Red Dead Redemption, won 'Best Song In A Game' at the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards, which aired on Spike TV on Saturday, December 10th. Red Dead Redemption also took home the evening's top honor by getting named "Game of the Year". González, Junip's singer and guitarist, was there and performed "Far Away" live at the awards ceremony which was held at the LA Convention Center. "Far Away" can be found on the Red Dead Redemption soundtrack. Junip's version of the song is on the Rope & Summit EP, which was released digitally May 25th, 2010 and is included in the deluxe version of "FIELDS," out now. Check out Jose Gonzalez play "Far Away" live at the 2010 Video Game Awards.

Rolling Stone magazine has picked Junip's "In Every Direction" as #41 on their list of Top 50 tracks for 2010, saying, "Pale-voiced Swede José González kicks up the volume for a supremely pretty folk swirl."

MTV Iggy invited Junip out to Brooklyn Lyceum, an early twentieth century bathhouse turned performance space, during their recent North American tour to film the band performing songs from their album "FIELDS." Watch Junip perform "Always," "Howl," and "To The Grain" at golden hour in front of big arching windows. Plus, José and Tobias tell MTV Iggy Junip's secrets and inspirations.

In Los Angeles, Junip dropped by Village Studios for a session with well-known tastemaker, Nic Harcourt and his curated site, Live Buzz. For this set, Junip plays three songs including, "Without You," "It's Alright," and "Sweet And Bitter." In addition to Junip, Live Buzz features sessions with the likes of David Gray, Corinne Bailey Rae, The Drums, and many more.

Junip wrapped up their fall North American tour on November 24th in New York City. Big Ass Lens The intimate footage and interview of the band backstage, sound checking, and performing is gorgeous and well worth a watch. The New York Times was also there on the eve of Thanksgiving, noting, "Junip allowed itself to get caught up in the momentum built into its cerebral constructions, to let the rhythm drive motion, to make the songs crest and breathe and crest again." In San Francisco, Mother Jones was there to document the evening with Junip from start to finish. called Junip's set "Hypnotic."