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)

June IND wishes People’s Brewing happy birthday, announces winners of ‘like, ten bucks’ giftcard giveaway

 

↑↑↑ Watch to see if you win ten! ↑↑↑

The fine folks at People’s Brewing Company are turning TEN years old on Tuesday, December 17th.

To celebrate, we’re giving away, like, ten bucks.

How many times? FOUR TIMES!

Links mentioned in video:

Put some boogie in your commute, First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1 available on Bandcamp

Our Kickstarter campaign funded (thanks Friends and Optimists!) and we recorded new tunes with Dan Precision in Chicago for First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 2, now what?

First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1 available for download at juneind.bandcamp.com!

Can we borrow, like, five bucks and put some boogie in your commute?


June IND to support scholarship for young songwriters Sunday (Oct. 20)

June IND joins Justice Fuller and Jeff Anderson on Sunday (Oct. 20) for a night of amazing performances and to raise funds for the Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters during SAMI Showcase Sunday at Nami’s Bar & Grill.

When: Sunday, October 20, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Nami’s Bar & Grill (102 N 3rd St, Lafayette, Indiana 47901)

Music Schedule:

  • 5:00 PM – 5:25 PM: June IND
  • 5:30 PM – 5:55 PM: Justice Fuller
  • 6:00 PM – 6:25 PM: Jeff Anderson
  • 6:25 PM – 7:00 PM: Jeff Anderson, Justice Fuller and June IND Collaborative Set

All ages, no cover.

Event link

About SAMI Showcase Sunday

The Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana presents SAMI Showcase Sunday on the third Sunday of the month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Nami’s Bar & Grill (102 N 3rd St in Downtown Lafayette). SAMI Showcase Sunday is an all-ages event. There is no admission fee, but tips & donations are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters.

About Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters

The Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Scholarship is sponsored by the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana, or SAMI. Named in memory of one of SAMI’s first members, the scholarship is an opportunity for young songwriters to bring their creative voices to a panel of seasoned songwriters for critique, guidance, and encouragement. An award of $500 to be used toward the songwriter’s musical endeavors is awarded to the first place winner, while other recognitions within the contest are first runner-up, second runner-up, and the Mike Lane Horizon award. More than just a contest, though, the Shirley Martin Scholarship is an opportunity for young people to make connections and build their songwriting skill and knowledge, and to enter the songwriting community through the members and supporters of SAMI. More information at www.samisong.com.

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!