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

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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.

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.

June IND to return to The Bombshelter in March to record new music

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We’re returning to The Bombshelter in Chicago in March to record music for First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 3 with Dan Precision!

To date, we’ve worked with Dan on #HillsterHipbilly (2015) and First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 (2019).


June IND release is a ‘best albums of 2019’ pick in USA TODAY Network’s year-end music survey


We’re excited to work with Dan again and look forward to sharing the process and results.

Are you excited? Help us get there:

  • Drink local brew, make music on February 11th
  • First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1 is streaming! Follows and streams and adding these songs to playlists are SUPER appreciated. “Ain’t a Lot of Love” may be perfect for your Sarcastic Valentine playlist, you know. 🙂
  • Join our Friends and Optimists group by giving us, like, five bucks: https://bit.ly/juneindtips.

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!

June IND release is a ‘best albums of 2019’ pick in USA TODAY Network’s year-end music survey

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June IND’s First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1 is a ‘best albums of 2019’ pick in USA TODAY Network’s year-end music survey.

According to an article published by IndyStar, the survey’s roster of voters includes representatives of USA TODAY as well as newspapers in iconic music cities Nashville, Memphis, Asbury Park, New Jersey; and Coachella festival site Palm Springs, California. Thirty entertainment reporters selected 152 albums for Top 10 lists compiled in the survey.

June IND shares the #85 spot with Kevin Abstract, Cage the Elephant, Crumb, Dreamville, Duckwrth, Luis Fonsi, Liam Gallagher, Vince Gill, Guided By Voices, Beth Gibbons & the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, M83, Cass McCombs, Midland, The Minus 5, Kevin Morby, Kim Petras, Rapsody, Ed Sheeran, The Specials, White Reaper and The Young Debussy.

First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1 is one of four ‘self-released’ albums to make the ‘best albums of 2019’ list.

Check out the full list of USA TODAY Network’s year-end music survey here.


 

 


Album Info:

June IND
First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1

1. AIN’T A LOT OF LOVE 3:23
2. FREE* WORLD 2:27
3. YOUR NEIGHBOR’S WALLET 3:09

Produced by June IND
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Dan Precision at The Bombshelter Recording Studio Chicago, IL
bombshelterchicago.com

All music written and performed by Chris June and Emily Larimer

Published by Self Made God Music (ASCAP) and Tempest Fare
Music (ASCAP)