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.

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. 😘😘

 

First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1 video trilogy, artwork complete

Our new video for “Your Neighbor’s Wallet featuring artist Brandon Ahnert is up on YouTube! The First Annual Meeting of Optimists YouTube video playlist is available HERE.

With the completion of this video, we were able to finish up the CD art for First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1. Check out the gallery below.

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If you have an earlier release of First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1, you can download the updated artwork HERE.

Updates on more streaming options, more videos and the release of First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2 coming soon!

Deadline Day: First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2

We’re in the final hours to borrow, like, five bucks for our First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2 Kickstarter project.

This project is “All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 16 2019 10:00 PM EDT.”

In other words: no goal, no funds.

If the rewards weren’t already sweet enough, here’s some cool news: June IND has People’s Brewing Company gift cards to give away too. We’ll draw names from our Friends and Optimists page.

Add your name to this page by:

  • putting cash money in our physical tip jar at shows
  • putting cash money in our digital tip jar at bit.ly/juneindtips
  • backing First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2 at bit.ly/backvol2

Can we count on you to help us make music?


Rewards!

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Ain’t a Lot of Love (Official Video)

Check out our new video for “Ain’t a Lot of Love” featuring artist Stacy Bogan!

First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2: No goal, no funds

We have less than five days to borrow, like, five bucks for our First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2 Kickstarter project.

Here’s a reminder that this project is “All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 16 2019 10:00 PM EDT.”

In other words: no goal, no funds.

KICKSTARTER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How do I pledge?
    • Enter your pledge amount and select a reward. On the next page we’ll ask you to log in or sign up with Kickstarter, and then enter your payment information to complete the checkout process.
  • When is my card charged?
    • If this project is successfully funded, your card will be charged on Mon, September 16 2019 10:00 PM EDT, along with all the other backers of this
  • So I’m only charged if funding succeeds?
    • Yes! That’s part of what makes Kickstarter special. If a project isn’t successfully funded, no one pays anything.
  • What can others see about my pledge?
    • The project will be added to the list of backings on your profile page, but the amount you pledge, and the reward you choose, will not be made public.
  • What if I want to change my pledge?
    • You can change or cancel your pledge anytime before Mon, September 16 2019 10:00 PM EDT.
  • If this project is funded, how do I get my reward?
    • When your reward is ready, June IND will send you a survey via email to request any info needed to deliver your reward (mailing address, T-shirt size, etc).

If the rewards weren’t already sweet enough, here’s some cool news: June IND has People’s Brewing Company gift cards to give away too. We’ll draw names from our Friends and Optimists page.

Add your name to this page by:

  • putting cash money in our physical tip jar at shows
  • putting cash money in our digital tip jar at bit.ly/juneindtips
  • backing First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2 at bit.ly/backvol2

Can we count on you to help us make music?

 

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Ain’t a Lot of Love (Official Video)

Check out our new video for “Ain’t a Lot of Love” featuring artist Stacy Bogan!

Reward yourself: First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2 Project ends in one week!

June IND is heading back to the Bombshelter in Chicago next week to record new songs with Dan Precision for First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2. Help us get there, claim some cool rewards & get your name on our Friends and Optimists page by backing our Kickstarter Project! *Ends 9/16/19*

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Ain’t a Lot of Love (Official Video)

Check out our new video for “Ain’t a Lot of Love” featuring artist Stacy Bogan!