Artist

Juniper Moon

Over the course of their eight-year career, Juniper Moon put out several discs' worth of sweet as pie, irrepressibly fun tunes that ran the gamut from sparkling popgaze to bubblegummy punk-pop.

Sandra, Dado, Jaime, Ivan, and Racquel formed Juniper Moon in Ponferrada, Spain, in 1997; they were taken under the wing of the Madrid label Elefant a couple years later, where they shared the roster with similarly sunny pop acts like Los Fresones Rebeldes, Vacaciones, and La Casa Azul. Juniper Moon's first single, "¿Volverás?," was released in late 1999; a second single, "Basado en Hechos Reales," came out the following year. The band's first and only full-length album, El Resto de Mi Vida, hit stores in Spain in 2002; the disc garnered warm reviews from the Spanish music press over the course of the next year, including magazines like Rockdelux and Mondosonoro. The album's title track was released as a single in 2003; vocalist Racquel split with the band soon after the disc came out, at which point Juniper Moon welcomed Eva (of Los Contrastes) into the fold. Juniper Moon's profile enjoyed a hefty boost the following year when "El Resto De Mi Vida" was included on a Rough Trade compilation, Indiepop 1. It would prove to be their last hurrah; the band amicably called it quits one year later. ~ Margaret Reges, Rovi