Jose Gonzalez Mini Interview (playing I'll Be Your Mirror USA)

Friday 17th August, 2012

Another mini interview today with an artist performing at I'll Be Your Mirror USA in New York City this September. Tickets for the event running September 21-23rd at Pier 36, Manhattan are on sale now. José González plays Saturday 22nd curated by Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs...

Name: José González

Hometown: Göteborg, Swe

Born: 1978

Bio: The music of José González is hardly reminiscent of fireworks and confetti, but still that’s exactly how his last album was received – all over the world. His low-voiced, serious and introverted music has almost been hugged to death by everything from the indie crowd to your grandmother... (read on here)

What are the most recent activities?

I've been making music with Junip - my other band.

How do you feel about being picked by Greg Dulli and how excited are you about playing the event?

Really, really excited!! I was already very honored when Greg and Mark did a version of one of my songs with The Gutter Twins. Also I have been looking forward to attend an ATP event since I first heard about them.

Are there any other currently confirmed bands you are excited about seeing?

Emeralds, The Dirtbombs, The Roots..

What else will be be doing whilst you are in New York for this event?

Don't know yet.. mainly hang out at the festival.

If you were curating name three bands you would pick to play your event:

Shangaan Electro
The Congos w/ Lee Perry
Death Grips

What record are you currently listening to more than others?

Musette - Drape me in velvet

If you could pick one of your records for ATP fans to listen to, which would you chose?

The first one (Veneer).. or maybe the last one (In Our Nature - listen on Spotify).