It’s Bandcamp Friday! Grab or gift music from June IND, support TAF’s After School Arts Program for National Hobby Month

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It’s Bandcamp Friday! Grab or gift music from June IND, support TAF’s After School Arts Program for National Hobby Month

On the first Friday of every month from March 2020 through December 2021, Bandcamp waived revenue share to support artists. June IND passed the value on to Greater Lafayette area organizations addressing issues related to arts access, diversity, education, the environment, equality, homelessness, human rights, hunger and social justice. Bandcamp Fridays may be over, butt June IND will continue these efforts through July 2022.

For Jan. 7, 2022, June IND’s Bandcamp Friday sales will support the Tippecanoe Arts Federation’s After School Arts Program (ASAP) for National Hobby Month. Grab or gift June IND’s music today to make a meaningful difference in the lives of youth in our community, reinforce academics, improve self-esteem and inspire creativity.

Each song and EP are set to ‘Name Your Price,’ so you determine your impact.

Join the effort on the June IND Bandcamp page.

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‘Grass Ain’t Always Greener’ by Joedai Warriors featuring June IND available now on Bandcamp

Album cover for Turf Wars by the Joedai Warriors which includes the song “Grass Ain’t Always Greener” featuring Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND. Cover painting and graphic design by Dan Annarino

“Grass Ain’t Always Greener” by Joedai Warriors featuring June IND available now on Bandcamp

Today’s the day! “Grass Ain’t Always Greener,” track #7 on Turf Wars, is available on the Joedai Warriors Bandcamp page.

The song features vocalists Chris and Emily from Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND.

Check it out:

Credits:
Grass Ain’t Always Greener (Words by Frederick Michaels, music by Joe Peters)
Michael Kelsey: guitars, bass, percussion
Chris & Emily (June IND): vocals

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Michael Kelsey, Kelsey’s Playground, Indianapolis, Indiana
Chris’ and Emily’s vocals recorded at home in Lafayette, Indiana
Cover painting and graphic design by Dan Annarino

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New Joedai Warriors album available Jan. 6 includes track featuring June IND

Chris and Emily from Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND record vocals for the Joedai Warriors’ Turf Wars song “Grass Ain’t Always Greener”

New Joedai Warriors album available Jan. 6 includes track featuring June IND

This story starts in September 2019 when singer-songwriter Joe Peters backed Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND’s Kickstarter campaign for First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2. That particular Kickstarter reward was for the band to open for him at a tba show in 2020.

Due to the pandemic, that show never happened.

In September 2020, Peters came calling with a request for the duo to provide vocals for “Only Ones and Zeroes,” a song for the Joedai Warriors’ Collaboration album. June IND began working it up and started to identify good times to track vocals for the song at REC Room Recording.

Due to the pandemic, that recording session never happened.

In June 2021, Peters came calling again with a request for the duo to provide vocals for “Grass Ain’t Always Greener,” a song for the Joedai Warriors’ upcoming Turf Wars album. June IND began working it up and started to identify good times to track vocals for the song at REC Room Recording.

Again, due to the pandemic, that recording session never happened.

“We had Dec. 16, 2021 booked to join Neil McTavish (engineer for “Come to Hand”) at REC Room to knock out the vocals,” says Chris June, vocalist and guitarist for the band. “That date was picked because 1. It was available and 2. It gave us enough time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so we didn’t upset any holiday plans.”

Due to the pandemic and an increase in positive cases in Lafayette, the recording session was canceled.

Determined to repay Peters, June IND asked for a couple more favors to record in their homes instead. Singer-songwriter Scott Greeson provided additional gear and McTavish lended his eyes and ears via FaceTime to review settings and scratch tracks.

“From there, Chris recorded his vocals in his basement, packed up, set up again in my garage and tossed a mic line into my basement to record mine,” adds Emily Larimer, vocalist and percussionist for the band. “

Chris and Emily were able to complete final edits for their tracks over their holiday break and Peters facilitated the file transfer to Michael Kelsey at Kelsey’s Playground in Indianapolis for the final mix.

“Grass Ain’t Always Greener” is track #7 on Turf Wars and will be released Thursday, Jan. 6 on the Joedai Warriors Bandcamp page.

The song will also be available on the June IND Bandcamp page on Friday, Jan. 7 for their #philanthrocky music for a cause event: Bandcamp Friday for the After School Arts Program (ASAP).

Credits:

Grass Ain’t Always Greener (Words by Frederick Michaels, music by Joe Peters)

Michael Kelsey: guitars, bass, percussion

Chris & Emily (June IND): vocals

Cover painting and graphic design by Dan Annarino

About Joe Peters

Joe Peters is an American singer-songwriter who has released more than a dozen CDs of original music since 1998. Joe grew up in the Midwest during the late 60s and early 70s, and his songs hearken back to a time when young people sought the experience of peace, love and adventure and expressed this search in their music. Joe has moved to the Bay Area of California, where he continues to write and record. For more information visit https://joedaiwarriors.wixsite.com/musician.

About June IND

Two shots of optimism are most welcome today, especially from Lafayette, Indiana 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, and single “Come to Hand” in times of concern. 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 anthemic tunes explode with captivating hooks and tightly harmonized vocals. More at JuneIND.com.

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June IND to donate January sales and streams to TAF’s After School Arts Program for National Hobby Month

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Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND’s #philanthrocky music for a cause initiative supports Greater Lafayette Area nonprofits and community organizations

June IND to donate January sales and streams to TAF’s After School Arts Program for National Hobby Month

Each month through July 2022, Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND is donating music sales and streams through its #philanthrocky music for a cause initiative 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 National Hobby Month, the #philanthrocky beneficiary for January 2022 is the Tippecanoe Arts Federation’s After School Arts Program (ASAP). ASAP offers free arts classes to students in grades K-12. Covering the full spectrum of creative disciplines, ASAP aims to make a meaningful difference in the lives of youth in our community, reinforce academics, improve self-esteem and inspire creativity. All ASAP classes are free! For more information about ASAP, visit https://tippecanoearts.org/asap/.

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About June IND
Two shots of optimism are most welcome today, especially from Lafayette, Indiana 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, and single “Come to Hand” in times of concern. 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 anthemic tunes explode with captivating hooks and tightly harmonized vocals. More at JuneIND.com.

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Stream music from June IND, support the Greater Lafayette Legal Defense Fund

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Stream music from June IND, support the Greater Lafayette Legal Defense Fund

Aligning with Universal Human Rights Month, June IND’s #philanthrocky beneficiary for December 2021 is the Greater Lafayette Legal Defense Fund. The GLLD Fund was created in response to public awareness of the racial disparities documented throughout the criminal legal system.

All June IND streaming loot for December will be donated to the GLLD Fund: put some boogie in your ears and directly aid individuals and family members who are disproportionately impacted by systemic racism within the criminal legal system.

About June IND

Two shots of optimism are most welcome today, especially from Lafayette, Indiana 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, and single “Come to Hand” in times of concern. 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 anthemic tunes explode with captivating hooks and tightly harmonized vocals. More at JuneIND.com.

About #philanthrocky music for a cause

Rock duo June IND launched the #philanthrocky music for a cause initiative in August 2020 to support Greater Lafayette, Indiana area organizations and make their music work for the community. Each month through July 2022, all revenue from 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. More at https://juneind.com/tag/philanthrocky.

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