See: José González releases video for ‘Every Age’ / announces 2015 tour dates

Here’s the basics. Its José González’s first solo album in Seven Years, its called Vestiges & Claws and its out via Peacefrog records on 16th February. From it he’s releasing a single ‘Every Ege’, which comes out on November 30th and features a video thats a unique collaboration between José and directors Simon Morris & Chris Higham. Check it out below, or view it in 3D  via

In a statement, it reads “Seven billion people on Planet Earth, of which only 536 are lucky enough to have seen Space. Eyes In Space aspire to change this, taking every one on a personal journey to roam the cosmos. The collective’s maiden voyage allows everyone to wander space freely using immersive 360-film to create an endless, all-sensory experience. The galactic journey is accompanied by José González’ newest release. Eyes In Space is a global collective established to mesh artistic experiment with scientific innovation to open new worlds. Space is the collective’s first destination.”

I suppose it was ‘Veneer’ that got everyone interested in José González. Us too (or rather me) as he wrote these quiet, almost introverted pieces that mixed Argentinian, British and even American folk and utilised these complex, intricate guitar parts that refused to be anything other than enchanting. So enchanted we were.

Its nice to see that, seven years later, José González is still capable of doing it. Accompanied by his trusty acoustic guitar and a very basic amount of percussion, its a risk because it means you have to rely on the quality of the song. González trusts both his vocal (sounding slightly Donovan like here) and his song, making a simple but beautiful statement.

‘Vestiges & Claws’ Tracklist: With The Ink Of A Ghost / Let It Carry You / Stories We Build. Stories We/ Tell / The Forest / Leaf Off/The Cave / Every Age / What Will / Vissel / Afterglow / Open Book
Dec 19-21 (2014) Chonburi, Thailand @ Chonburi Wonderfruit Festival
Feb 18 (2015) Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
Feb 19 Lisbon, Portugal @ CCB
Feb 20 Barcelona, Spain @ Bona Nit Barcelona
Mar 2 Berlin, Germany @ Heimathaften*
Mar 4 Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar*
Mar 5 Vienna, Austria @ Ottakringer Brauerei*
Mar 6 Munich, Germany @ Muffathalle*
Mar 7 Zurich, Switzerland @ Kaufleuten*
Mar 8 Frankfurt, Germany @ Mousonturm*
Mar 9 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg Oude Saal*
Mar 10 Paris, France @ Cabaret Sauvage*
Mar 11 London, UK @ Scala*
Mar 13 Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre*
Mar 14 Manchester, UK @ Academy 2*
Mar 16 Brussels, Belgium @ Cirque Royal*
Mar 17 Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefarlich*
Apr 6 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
Apr 7 Washington, DC @ 930 Club*
Apr 10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
Apr 11 Boston, MA @ Paradise*
Apr 12 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre*
Apr 13 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
Apr 14 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
Apr 16 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center*
Apr 18 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre*
Apr 21 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre*
Apr 22 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot*
Apr 24 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
Apr 25 Vancouver, BC @ Imperial*
Apr 27 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club*
Apr 29 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent*
* with Ólöf Arnalds
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