Junip have a new record. It’s not much different from the previous one, but that’s not (essentially) meant as a bad thing. The Swedish band around José Gonzáles has remained true to their recipe for success – those who didn’t like what was served on their 2010 debut »Fields«, won’t like the new record, either. Once again, »Junip« stands for easy-listening folk – no date will be driven away by it, no students’ revolutions will be initiated in some shabby kitchen. Gonzáles is still singing with a somewhat nonchalant softness about life, and it’s once again easy to move one’s kisses further to the belly-button-region when listening to the rhythm of the acoustic guitar. But do we really need Junip’s new record? Well… no. However, little things have changed, even though only those who know and love the band will be able to notice: Tobias Winterkorn is allowed to play with the synths much more, which makes the melodies more varied and gives the tracks bigger depths when it comes to detail. In addition, the electric guitar is making a much harder physical contact here and there. But those are the moments when one realizes that Junip’s just not made for bulldog-style instrumentation. Junip sound best when they sound like Junip. Hence, their new record won’t revolutionize anything, but it’ll again make boyfriends turn into gourmet chefs in order to thereupon be allowed to make babies.