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Type of music generally:
Ethereal/crunchy alternative rock
Broke up shortly after the release of their second album, Every Night For You (1996).
Up Records' Juned site
Juned formed from members of Seattle bands, Kill Sybill and My Diva. Mixing hints of Seattle grungerock with ethereal guitar and vocals, Juned travelled where few other bands did. (The only other band I've heard that sounded remotely like them were Kittywinder, who broke up at almost the same time.) Not so punk they'd only appeal to alternarockers, and almost melodic enough for the mainstream, they are also talented instrumentalists with catchy flavours to their playing. I loved their blend of sound, and it was plenty gritty and melodic enough both for me. Their second album, Every Night For You, which stresses their melodic side just a little more than their first, is a wonderful album and should have garnered them a wider audience had they stuck together long enough to reap the rewards. They should have had a bright future in the wider world they were poised to reach. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
1994—Subpop's Up Records—up007
Wide in U.S.
Recommended if you like driving alternative rock
Dale Balenseifen—vocals & guitar
Nalini D.D. Cheriel—drums
Phil Ek & Mike Johnson
This album seems far more mainstream alternarock than their later album (though other people disagree with me). Driving rock overlaid with underdeveloped yet effective vocals. (Neile)
1996—Subpop's Up Records—up024
Wide in U.S. in stores that carry independent releases
Highly recommended for lovers of alternative rock
Dale Balenseifen—vocals, guitars, tambourine
Mike Johnson—acoustic and electric guitar
Just when this group came out with a breakthrough album they broke up. This album is wonderful—melodic, strange, individual. This is a wonderful disc. I don't care as much for their first album that just didn't catch me, but this album is much more like the My Diva EP (Claudia Groom used to be in My Diva). It's still mostly in the alternative vein, but this time more ethereal and melodic. Still heavy moments. Overall a wonderful album that I highly recommend for those interested in alternative and crunchy-ethereal music. (Neile)
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