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
, 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