Between spending more time with their growing families, heavier day job workloads and COVID-19 evasion efforts, June IND bandmates Chris June and Emily Larimer have watched their weekend warrior status diminish to zero (for now). After releasing two new EP’s over the last year and watching them collect dust, the Lafayette rock duo is launching the #philanthrocky initiative to support Greater Lafayette area non-profits and make their music work for the community.
Each month through July 2021, all revenue from the June IND’s music streams and sales will be given to a Greater Lafayette area organization addressing issues related to arts access, diversity, education, the environment, equality, homelessness, human rights, hunger, or social justice. Beneficiaries will be identified by causes linked to various awareness months throughout the year.
Aligning with American Artist Appreciation Month, the #philanthrocky beneficiary for August 2020 is the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI). Through various programs including workshops, showcases, monthly meetings, scholarships and the new Rec Room Recording studio, SAMI promotes education, encouragement, networking and development of songwriters in mid-north Indiana.
Join June IND’s effort to help SAMI help songwriters:
- Stream June IND on Spotify (June IND is paid per play, all August revenue goes to SAMI)
- Stream June IND on Apple Music (June IND is paid per play, all August revenue goes to SAMI)
- Stream June IND on YouTube (June IND is paid per play, all August revenue goes to SAMI)
- Purchase June IND music on Bandcamp (Bandcamp gives June IND the largest cut of sales, all August revenue goes to SAMI)
About June IND
Two shots of optimism are most welcome today, especially from Lafayette rock duo June IND. The band consisting of decades-long friends and collaborators Chris June and Emily Larimer recently released “First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vols. 1 and 2,” two EPs recorded at a time when you could do that without trepidation. Under the guidance of Dan Precision (Rise Against, 88 Fingers Louie, The Mound Builders) at The Bomb Shelter Recording Studio in Chicago, June IND’s newest batch of anthemic tunes explode with captivating hooks and tightly harmonized vocals. More at JuneIND.com.