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June IND planned for the Oct. 2, 2021 release of #HillsterHipbilly on streaming platforms, but…

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Image for #HillsterHipbilly by Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND. Original artwork by Rikx, Photo by Dave Mason, ISPhotographic.

June IND planned for the Oct. 2, 2021 release of #HillsterHipbilly on streaming platforms, but…

If you’ve been following June IND for a while, you know that not much went according to plan with the #HillsterHipbilly EP. If you haven’t, most of that is documented here.

Fires, tornados, etc. be damned, the Lafayette, Indiana rock band released #HillsterHipbilly on CD on Oct. 2, 2015.

Fast forward: some things never change, including a plan for the EP’s 6th anniversary release on streaming platforms.

On the other hand, maybe the current hiccup is a good problem to have…

SURPRISE, it’s out early! 🎉🥳🎉

Listen to June IND’s #HillsterHipbilly on YouTube
Listen to June IND’s #HillsterHipbilly on Spotify

 

‘Trouble Tomorrow’ makes radio debut on 89.3 WHFR.FM’s Theme Attic Sept. 15

 

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“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.

More at https://philmaq.com/2021/09/the-2021-summer-new-music-showcase-3-wednesday-from-2pm-430-pm-edt/.

 

How to listen to ‘Come to Hand’ on WBAA’s Acoustic Blend with Barrett Myers at 8:00 p.m. EDT tonight

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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, FearlessHow 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 #philanthrocky to support SAMI through streaming.

More at the Acoustic Blend with Barrett Myers Substack page.

How to listen:

‘Come to Hand’ makes radio debut on WBAA’s Acoustic Blend Sept. 11

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Neil McTavish records Justice Fuller’s violin on June IND’s “Come to Hand.” Chris June, Emily Larimer cheerlead (Photo by Dave Mason, ISPhotographic)

“Come to Hand” by Lafayette rock band June IND featuring Justice Fuller will make its radio debut on WBAA’s Acoustic Blend on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Acoustic Blend is a locally-produced hour of music featuring new and vintage recordings.

How to listen:

Special thanks to host and fellow songwriter Barrett Myers for putting “Come to Hand” on this month’s playlist. For information on Barrett’s music and his work on Acoustic Blend, visit https://www.barrettmyers.com/.

Related:

Photo Gallery: June IND records “Come to Hand” at REC Room Recording

June IND marks ten years since Chemcoma’s farewell show, releases “Come to Hand” featuring Justice Fuller

June IND, older and wiser, with video debut of a retooled song from their past

June IND appears on the Think This Way: Rick Mummey podcast to chat up “Come to Hand”

Today’s memory stash: Stacy Bogan creates ‘Trouble Tomorrow’

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Image of visual artist Stacy Bogan painting Trouble Tomorrow, inspired by Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND’s song “Trouble Tomorrow” for the group’s First Annual Meeting of Optimists art and music project.

In August 2018 our visual artist friend Stacy Bogan painted this portrait to be used for the artwork for “Trouble Tomorrow” and we filmed the process to be used for the music video.

But that’s not how it started.

Initially, this painting and video were a test run using a demo recording for “Ain’t a Lot of Love” to see if our First Annual Meeting of Optimists art and music project would work.

Our idea was this: we’ll provide the song, lyric sheet and canvas to a visual artist and they’ll interpret it into a painting. Additionally, we’d record a video of the canvas transformation.

Ultimately, Stacy decided to do another pass at “Ain’t a Lot of Love,” so we put this art/video on a shelf and reshot another piece. We released First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1 in November 2019.

Having the music for Vol. 2 ready, Stacy (along with artist Brandon Ahnert) rejoined our effort for First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2 by contributing their talents to “From a Foreign Son” and “Ok, Alright” in December 2019.

Our “Trouble Tomorrow” artist had to bow out, the pandemic hit and we were short on art/video to release First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2.

It took a little longer than we’d like to admit, but eventually we remembered having Stacy’s earlier painting/video on a shelf and repurposed it for “Trouble Tomorrow.”

Vol. 2 was released in March 2020.

Watch June IND – Trouble Tomorrow (Official Video) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzcgPft8_bI.

Grab or gift music from June IND on Bandcamp Friday

 

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It’s Bandcamp Friday! From midnight to midnight PDT (Aug. 6), Bandcamp is waiving their commission fees. So, everything you spend on our June IND page comes to us… and we’re giving it all to the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI) as part of our #philanthrocky campaign for American Artist Appreciation Month.

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.


Related: Lafayette, IN rock band donates $1,500 to community organizations through #philanthrocky initiative


Join June IND’s effort to help SAMI help songwriters:

Already own our tunes? Gift your download to a friend!

  • When you receive link/code email from Bandcamp, forward it to a friend that could use some boogie.
  • Post a ‘First come, first served’ message with the link and download code on social.
    • If you tag our account, we’ll put a little heart on it.

June IND appears on the Think This Way: Rick Mummey podcast to chat up ‘Come to Hand’

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June IND has released “Come to Hand,” a song from their days in electronic hard rock band Chemcoma. Chris and Emily joined the Think This Way: Rick Mummey podcast to talk about recording, pandemic momentum, how parenting affects the creative process and what’s next. Check it out here.

 

June IND marks ten years since Chemcoma’s farewell show, releases “Come to Hand” featuring Justice Fuller

Ten years ago, our pre-June IND band Chemcoma rang out its last note at the Mosey Down Main Street in Downtown Lafayette, Indiana. No one has heard us play any of those songs since… until today.

With the blessing of our old pal Cody, we re-recorded an unplugged version of the Chemcoma fave, “Come to Hand” featuring our friend Justice Fuller on violin and vocals.

Check it out:

June IND featuring Justice Fuller – Come to Hand (Official Video)

 

Preview, purchase and stream “Come to Hand”

FWIW, we’re going to donate our cut via our #Philanthrocky Music for a Cause campaign

 

“Come to Hand” credits

Chris June: Vocals, guitar

Emily Larimer: Vocals, percussion

Justice Fuller: Vocals, violin

Produced by June IND

Engineered by Neil McTavish at REC Room Recording Lafayette, IN

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Mixed and mastered by Dan Precision at The Bombshelter Recording Studio Chicago, IL

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All music written by Emily Larimer, Chris June and Cody Hughes

Published by Chemcoma Productions (ASCAP)

Photo by Dave Mason, ISPhotographic

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© 2007 Chemcoma

℗ 2007 Chemcoma Productions

All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

 

If you’re still with us down here… we’re also using the “Come to Hand” recording experience as a dry run for pumping out more new music during this pandemic mess. There are still seven unreleased First Annual Meeting of Optimists tracks that we need to put inside your ears. Stay tuned.

-Chris and Emily

P.S. We offered to plug Cody’s cool, new band, but he didn’t think it was necessary. Anyway, if you want to look them up, it rhymes with Fight Likes In. 😘😘

 

June IND donating sales and streams to Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies for Global Diversity Awareness Month

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

June IND donating sales and streams to Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies for Global Diversity Awareness Month

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 launched the #philanthrocky initiative in August to support Greater Lafayette area non-profits and make their music work for the community.

Each month through July 2021, 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.

Aligning with Global Diversity Awareness Month, the #philanthrocky beneficiary for October 2020 is Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies. GLIA’s focus is fellowship with, advocacy for, and support of immigrants in our community and nation. For more information about Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies, visit the GLIA Facebook page.

Join June IND’s effort to support GLIA:

Details on additional non-profit beneficiaries and further efforts and events to support them will be forthcoming. For more information, message June IND on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

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.

 

Clock’s ticking, let’s crank up more June IND streams for Food Finders

June IND (with special guest Justice Fuller) performs an unplugged streaming show to raise funds for Food Finders Food Bank.

Clock’s ticking, let’s crank up more June IND streams for Food Finders

There are two really important things on the June IND to-do list for the morning of Thursday, October 1, 2020:

  • We’re going to calculate how many sales, streams and tips we had for September.
  • We’re going to send all of that money to Food Finders Food Bank.

We’d like to make that amount as large as possible and could use a hand (or ears):


Three minutes, a dollar or five will be supporting Food Finders’s efforts to provide food for people in need and to educate, advocate, and address food insecurity in North Central Indiana.

If you can help make our music work for the community, the links are between the lines above.

You can also donate directly to Food Finders and sign up to volunteer here:

Thank you.

– Chris and Emily

Put some boogie in your playlist and feed the community.

June IND #philanthrocky stream for SAMI

Put some boogie in your playlist and feed the community.

June IND’s September streams are for Food Finders.

Each month through July 2021, 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.
 
Aligning with National Hunger Awareness Month, the #philanthrocky beneficiary for September 2020 is Food Finders Food Bank. 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. For more information about Food Finders Food Bank, visit www.food-finders.org.
 
Join June IND’s effort to help Food Finders feed the hungry:

Additionally, June IND is going live with a special acoustic set on Thursday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. EDT to raise funds for Food Finders Food Bank.
 
Added bonus: Our friend Justice Fuller will be joining us on fiddle!
 
 
Click RSVP and get a buck or five ready: everything we find in our tip jar with a September date will be donated to Food Finders.
 
 
Check out updates on our #philanthrocky initiative at https://juneind.com/tag/philanthrocky/.
 
See you 9/24!
 
– Chris and Emily

Event reminder: June IND Instagram Live chat tonight (Sept. 19, 7:00 p.m.) with Daisy Abercorn

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Event reminder: June IND Instagram Live chat tonight (Sept. 19, 7:00 p.m.) with Daisy Abercorn

A busy end of September for June IND begins tonight (Sept. 19) with a special Instagram Live chat at 7:00 p.m. with Daisy Abercorn at https://instagram.com/juneind. They’ll be chatting up current music projects, participating in the Working Hoosiers Vote Streaming Concert, how to register to vote for the November 2020 general election, their voting plans, why they’re voting and more (if you join and supply questions).

Daisy leads the five-piece alternative rock band Abercorn, blending vibrant soul-baring lyrics and fearless vocals with a spirited alt pop sound. Music, videos, social links and more information about Abercorn can be found at https://abercorn.band/.

Event Details:

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/736351520256567 or follow @JuneIND and @abercornband to be notified when they’re live.

Coming up:

#philanthrocky Stream for Food Finders (9/24) Working Hoosiers Vote Streaming Concert (9/30)
June IND #philanthrocky stream for SAMI working-hoosiers-vote-streaming-concert

Special guest to join June IND for #philanthrocky Stream for Food Finders (Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.)

June IND #philanthrocky stream for SAMI

Special guest to join June IND for #philanthrocky Stream for Food Finders (Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.)

June IND is going live with a special acoustic set on Thursday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. EDT to raise funds for Food Finders Food Bank.

Added bonus: Our friend Justice Fuller will be joining us on fiddle!

Click RSVP and get a buck or five ready: everything we find in our tip jar with an September date will be donated to Food Finders as part of our #philanthrocky initiative for National Hunger Awareness Month.

Additionally, all June IND streaming loot for September will be donated to Food Finders too. So, hit these follow, repeat and play buttons:

Check out updates on our #philanthrocky initiative at https://juneind.com/tag/philanthrocky/.

See you 9/24!

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/244246113499326

– Chris and Emily

Chris (June IND) and Daisy (Abercorn) IG Live Meetup (Sept. 19)

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Chris (June IND) and Daisy (Abercorn) IG Live Meetup (Sept. 19)

Join Chris and Daisy for an Instagram Live meetup on Saturday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. at https://instagram.com/JuneIND.

They’ll be chatting up current music projects, participating in the Working Hoosiers Vote Streaming Concert, how to register to vote for the November 2020 general election, their voting plans, why they’re voting and more (if you join and supply questions).

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/736351520256567 or follow @JuneIND and @abercornband to be notified when they’re live.

June IND teams up with area musicians and Working Hoosiers Vote for streaming concert, voter registration drive

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June IND teams up with area musicians and Working Hoosiers Vote for streaming concert, voter registration drive

On Wednesday, September 30, Working Hoosiers Vote is handing off the mic to great local musicians for a night of free local music and celebration as they near the end of their #100DaysOfAction to register voters.

Beginning at 7:00 p.m., tune in to the Working Hoosiers Vote Streaming Concert to hear music from The Velocity District, Sheeza, Justice Fuller, Abercorn, June IND, Frank Muffin and Pawl Wheel and learn how to register to vote in the November 3, 2020 general election.

For event updates and to RSVP, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/630127144312899.

About Working Hoosiers Vote

Working Hoosiers Vote is a collaborative civic engagement and voter registration project organized by SURJ Greater Lafayette, Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies, the Younger Women’s Task Force of Greater Lafayette, and Greater Lafayette Indivisible.

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.

Grab or gift June IND music on Bandcamp Friday (Sept. 4)

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Grab or gift June IND music on Bandcamp Friday (Sept. 4)

Today (September 4) is Bandcamp Friday! From midnight to midnight PDT (that’s 3:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. for folks on eastern time), Bandcamp is waiving their commission fees. So, everything you spend on our June IND page comes to us… and we’re giving it all to the Food Finders Food Bank as part of our #philanthrocky campaign for National Hunger Awareness Month.


Related: June IND to donate sales and streams to Food Finders Food Bank for National Hunger Awareness Month


Help us support Food Finders:

  • On Friday, September 4, go to https://juneind.bandcamp.com/music.
  • Buy some boogie (whatever you spend will go to support the Food Finders).
  • After your transaction, Bandcamp will email you a link and download code.
  • Download and boogie.

Already own our tunes? Gift your download to a friend!

  • When you receive link/code email from Bandcamp, forward it to a friend that could use some boogie.
  • Post a ‘First come, first served’ message with the link and download code on social.
    • If you tag our account, we’ll put a little heart on it.

RSVP on Facebook a https://www.facebook.com/events/845508715985823/.

More info on Bandcamp Fridays at https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/update-on-bandcamp-fridays.

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.

June IND to donate sales and streams to Food Finders Food Bank for National Hunger Awareness Month

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June IND to donate sales and streams to Food Finders Food Bank for National Hunger Awareness Month

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 launched the #philanthrocky initiative in August to support Greater Lafayette area non-profits and make their music work for the community.

Each month through July 2021, 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.

Aligning with National Hunger Awareness Month, the #philanthrocky beneficiary for September 2020 is Food Finders Food Bank. 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. For more information about Food Finders Food Bank, visit www.food-finders.org.

Join June IND’s effort to help Food Finders feed the hungry:

Details on additional non-profit beneficiaries and further efforts and events to support them will be forthcoming. For more information, message June IND on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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.

Clock’s ticking, let’s crank up more June IND streams for SAMI

June IND #philanthrocky stream for SAMI

June IND plays an unplugged streaming show to raise funds for the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana.

Clock’s ticking, let’s crank up more June IND streams for SAMI

There are two really important things on the June IND to-do list for the morning of Tuesday, September 1, 2020:


We’d like to make that amount as large as possible and could use a hand (or ears):


Three minutes, a dollar or five will be supporting SAMI’s efforts to develop songwriters in the region. These efforts include workshops, showcases, scholarships, the new Rec Room Recording studio and more.

If you can help make our music work for the community, the links are between the lines above.

Thank you.

– Chris and Emily

Join Chris and Emily today at 5:00 p.m. EDT for the #philanthrocky Stream for SAMI

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Join Chris and Emily today (Aug. 30) at 5:00 p.m. EDT for the #philanthrocky Stream for SAMI

June IND is going live on the #philanthrocky Stream for SAMI event page with a special acoustic set today, Sunday, August 30 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to raise funds for the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI).
 
Click RSVP and get a buck or five ready! Everything we find in our tip jar (https://bit.ly/philanthrocky) with an August date will be donated to SAMI as part of our #philanthrocky initiative for #americanartistsappreciationmonth.
 
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.
 
Additionally, all June IND streaming loot for August will be donated to SAMI too. So, hit these follow, repeat and play buttons:

 

RSVP here.

– Chris and Emily

Five days remain to jam June IND tunes for SAMI, streaming show Sunday (Aug. 30)

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Five days remain to jam June IND tunes for SAMI, streaming show Sunday (Aug. 30)

This month we announced our #philanthrocky initiative to support area organizations. For August 2020, we’re donating our royalties, sales and tips to the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI) for American Artist Appreciation month. 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.

There are only five days left to make our music work for SAMI:

Support SAMI’s efforts by clicking those play and repeat buttons.

Also, don’t miss our #philanthrocky Stream for SAMI: Sunday, August 30, 5:00 p.m. We’ll go live in the Facebook event (Everything we find in our tip jar with an August date will be donated to SAMI).

RSVP here.

– Chris and Emily

Five ways to support SAMI for American Artists Appreciation Month

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Five ways to support SAMI for American Artists Appreciation Month

Earlier this month we announced our #philanthrocky initiative to support area organizations. For August 2020, we’re donating our royalties, sales and tips to the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI) for American Artist Appreciation month. 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.

We can’t do this without you, though. Here are five ways you can use our music to support SAMI:

Help us support SAMI’s efforts by clicking the play (and repeat) buttons and get some boogie in return.

Thanks for your help!

– Chris and Em

PS: You can also mail donations directly to SAMI:

Tippecanoe Arts Federation
Attn: SAMI
638 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

Grab or gift June IND music on Bandcamp Friday (Aug. 7)

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The next Bandcamp Friday is August 7 from midnight to midnight PDT (that’s 3:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. for folks on eastern time). Bandcamp is waiving their commission fees, so everything you spend on our June IND page comes to us… and we’re giving it all to the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI) as part of our #philanthrocky campaign for American Artist Appreciation Month.


Related: June IND announces #philanthrocky initiative to support area non-profits


Help us support SAMI:

  • On Friday, August 7, go to https://juneind.bandcamp.com/music.
  • Buy some boogie (whatever you spend will go to support the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana).
  • After your transaction, Bandcamp will email you a link and download code.
  • Download and boogie.

Already own our tunes? Gift your download to a friend!

  • When you receive link/code email from Bandcamp, forward it to a friend that could use some boogie.
  • Post a ‘First come, first served’ message with the link and download code on social.
    • If you tag our account, we’ll put a little heart on it.

Need a reminder? RSVP on Facebook a https://www.facebook.com/events/1980407865424042/.

More info on Bandcamp Fridays at https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/update-on-bandcamp-fridays.

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.

June IND announces #philanthrocky initiative to support area non-profits

philanthrocky-june-ind-music-for-a-cause

June IND announces #philanthrocky initiative to support area non-profits

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:

Details on additional non-profit beneficiaries and further efforts and events to support them will be forthcoming. For more information, message June IND on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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.

Thanks for supporting social justice

Family, Fans, Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you for participating in our Juneteenth music fundraiser for social justice.

Together, we were able to raise more than $100.00 through digital music sales to support SURJ Greater Lafayette and their efforts to promote racial equality in our community. We look forward to making our deposits into The Collective’s REplenish Fund soon.

If you missed the chance to participate, you can still make contributions:

Black lives matter.

– Jeff Anderson, Frank Muffin and June IND

 

June IND asks to borrow, like, five bucks for social justice

Bandcamp, our online music vendor, is donating their share of artist sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund today, Friday, June 19 (Juneteenth). They’re also encouraging artists to look for ways to support racial equality in their community.

In response, we are donating our share of sales today to SURJ Greater Lafayette to support The Collective’s REplenish Fund.

We are also encouraging fellow Bandcamp artists to take up the cause.

Our friends Jeff Anderson and Frank Muffin are participating as well.

Here’s what to do:

This event lasts through Saturday, June 20, 3:00 a.m. EDT

Updates throughout the day will posted to our Facebook Event.

Black lives matter.

– Chris and Em

PS: For more information from Bandcamp on this effort, visit https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-naacp-ldf-fundraiser.

PPS: If you’re a Bandcamp artist interested in joining our local effort, message our Facebook page to be included.

Frank Muffin joins June IND, Jeff Anderson to donate music sales to SURJ Greater Lafayette for Juneteenth fundraiser

Bandcamp, our online music vendor, announced plans to donate their share of artist sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on Friday, June 19 (Juneteenth). In their announcement, they also encouraged artists to look for ways to support racial equality in their community.

In response, we are donating our share of sales on Friday to SURJ Greater Lafayette to support The Collective’s REplenish Fund.

We are also encouraging fellow Bandcamp artists to take up the cause.

Jeff Anderson and Frank Muffin are participating as well.

Here’s what to do:

  • Mark your calendar for Friday, June 19, 3:00 a.m. through Saturday, June 20 3:00 a.m. EDT (or midnight to midnight PDT)
  • Buy music from June IND on our Bandcamp page.
  • Buy music from Jeff Anderson on his Bandcamp page.
  • Buy music from Frank Muffin on their Bandcamp page.
  • Already have our music? Gift your download to a friend.
  • Can’t wait until Friday?

Need a reminder? Click here to RSVP to our Facebook Event.

Black lives matter.

– Chris and Em

PS: For more information from Bandcamp on this effort, visit https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-naacp-ldf-fundraiser.

PPS: If you’re a Bandcamp artist interested in joining our local effort, message our Facebook page to be included.

June IND, Jeff Anderson to donate music sales to SURJ Greater Lafayette for Juneteenth fundraiser

Bandcamp, our online music vendor, announced plans to donate their share of artist sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on Friday, June 19 (Juneteenth). In their announcement, they also encouraged artists to look for ways to support racial equality in their community.

In response, we are donating our share of sales on Friday to SURJ Greater Lafayette to support The Collective’s REplenish Fund.

We are also encouraging fellow Bandcamp artists to take up the cause.

Jeff Anderson, our brother-in-music, will be participating as well.

Here’s what to do:

  • Mark your calendar for Friday, June 19, 3:00 a.m. through Saturday, June 20 3:00 a.m. EDT (or midnight to midnight PDT)
  • Buy music from June IND on our Bandcamp page.
  • Buy music from Jeff Anderson on his Bandcamp page.
  • Already have our music? Gift your download to a friend.
  • Can’t wait until Friday?

Need a reminder? Click here to RSVP to our Facebook Event.

Black lives matter.

– Chris and Em

PS: For more information from Bandcamp on this effort, visit https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-naacp-ldf-fundraiser.

PPS: If you’re a Bandcamp artist interested in joining our local effort, message our Facebook page to be included.

June IND, Jeff Anderson to donate music sales to social justice organizations for Juneteenth fundraiser

Bandcamp, our online music vendor, announced plans to donate their share of artist sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on Friday, June 19 (Juneteenth). In their announcement, they also encouraged artists to look for ways to support racial equality in their community.

In response, we are donating our share of sales to local social justice organizations (information forthcoming) and also encouraging fellow Bandcamp artists to take up the cause.

Jeff Anderson, our brother-in-music, will be participating as well.

Here’s what to do:

  • Mark your calendar for Friday, June 19, 3:00 a.m. through Saturday, June 20 3:00 a.m. EDT (or midnight to midnight PDT)
  • Buy music from June IND on our Bandcamp page.
  • Buy music from Jeff Anderson on his Bandcamp page.
  • Already have our music? Gift your download to a friend.
  • Can’t wait until Friday? Donate directly to the NAACP LDF here.

Need a reminder? Click here to RSVP to our Facebook Event.

Black lives matter.

– Chris and Em

PS: For more information from Bandcamp on this effort, visit https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-naacp-ldf-fundraiser.

PPS: If you’re a Bandcamp artist interested in joining our local effort, message our Facebook page to be included.

Pandemic thwarts recording plans, June IND releases new music instead

Well, that escalated quickly. Remember this (June IND to return to The Bombshelter in March to record new music)? We’re supposed to be at the Bombshelter Recording Studio recording with Dan Precision right now…

Timeline update:

  • Three weeks ago, we were still working on pre-production for the Vol. 3 tunes, planning how much food and bourbon to take to Chicago, etc.
  • Two weeks ago, we decided to pump the brakes and hunker down.
  • Last week we decided to release all of our Vol. 2 goodies.
  • This week (like, now), that happens.

Stay safe, everyone. Sending the best of vibes to you, the folks out of work and the folks still out working. If it helps, here’s some boogie:

Music

 


Apple Music · Bandcamp · Spotify · YouTube


Video

Like Vol. 1, we collaborated with our artist friends Brandon Ahnert and Stacy Bogan to create new art and videos for the Vol. 2 tunes. The First Annual Meeting of Optimists Video Playlist has been updated HERE or you can check out the new videos below.