Clock’s ticking, crank up more June IND streams for Food Finders
Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND is donating September 2021 music streaming revenue to Food Finders Food Bank for Hunger Action Month. Food Finders collaborates with other organizations to provide food for people in need and to educate, advocate, and address food insecurity in North Central Indiana.
Put some boogie in your ears and join June IND’s effort to help Food Finders feed the hungry:
Em: A Perfect Circle’s version of this song is my favorite version. Super moody and down, in a depressing key, it snaps me right back to where I was when I had this album on heavy rotation in the mid ‘00s. Things haven’t really improved much politically since then, and since the song was originally written for that matter. I think it’s poignant to play such a pessimistic version of an optimistic song that we keep hoping won’t be a relevant commentary on society someday, but it still is.
Chris: This is the first installment of us covering a cover. In addition to echoing Em’s thoughts, I’ll add that I love how A Perfect Circle made this song their own. I would not be surprised if there have been folks that have heard this rendition and had no clue it wasn’t an original tune.
When putting together our “Imagine” arrangement, I stayed close to APC’s; spending several days with my headphones on and committing its layers of piano, strings, bass, etc. to memory. Our drop C tuning allowed us to stay in the same key and maintain that droning vibe. The tuning also helped corral most (if not all) of those layers into a single guitar part. As a result, we’ve been able to pull off a very full-sounding unplugged performance as a duo. Over the years, we farmed out some of these layers when Drew Luigs was with us on bass (and also Cody Hughes on guitar back in the Chemcoma days).
The outro section is my favorite part. Here’s a video of us performing it at People’s Brewing Company in October 2018.
Chris June, vocalist and guitarist for Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND discusses the group’s September 2021 #philanthrocky music for a cause initiative for Hunger Action Month with Kyle Puetz, Director for Development Operations for Food Finders Food Bank. Watch the video here.
Food Finders Food Bank collaborates with other organizations to provide food for people in need and to educate, advocate and address food insecurity in North Central Indiana.
“Trouble Tomorrow” by Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND makes its radio debut on Phil Maq’s Theme Attic on 89.3 WHFR.FM on Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Summer is winding down, but Phil Maq still has time to squeeze in another “2021 Summer New Music Showcase #3” on the Wednesday, September 15, 2021 “Theme Attic.” The showcase will feature music from Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND.
Theme Attic airs from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.
Tune in to 89.3 WHFR.FM in the Dearborn-Detroit area, ask Alexa or Siri to find the station for you, download the WHFR app, or use this special No.3 Showcase link: https://www.whfr.fm/streamer/ to stream the show.
Neil McTavish records Justice Fuller’s violin on June IND’s “Come to Hand.” Chris June, Emily Larimer cheerlead (Photo by Dave Mason, ISPhotographic)
September 2021: Remembering…
air date: Saturday, September 11th at 8:00 p.m. EDT
It’s September and time for another installment of Acoustic Blend! This month we are building on last month’s theme (back to the beginning) and taking a closer look at memory. There are a LOT of local artists this month, so let’s jump in!
We’ll lead off with a track from Malachi Jaggers’ latest release, Fearless. How we remember something often informs our present state of mind (more on that shortly). Malachi produced both of my albums, and listening to this makes me want to get back into the studio. Go ahead and put this one on repeat.
We’re featuring (remembering) a number of local artists this hour, including June IND, Joe Peters and Michael Kelsey, Lauren Grace, Michael Longcor, and yours truly. Many of us are connected through the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI). It’s an incredibly supportive community, as evidenced by June IND’s recent participation in #philanthrockyto support SAMI through streaming.