Friends and Optimists, Hipbillies and anonymous: a #philanthrocky milestone

A cool thing happened last night and we wanted to say thanks. Our *gestures to everyone* #philanthrocky music for a cause initiative exceeded $2k in donations ($2,111 actually).

In addition to advocating for some Greater Lafayette area organizations, we’ve been donating music sales and streams (along with the contents of our tip jar) to them each month since August 2020. We’re going to guess some direct donations have happened too and that’s great! These causes are important to us and we’re glad that they matter to you too.

Good vibes, stay safe and thanks for making our music work for the community.

-Chris and Emily

It’s Bandcamp Friday! Grab or gift music from June IND, support GLLD Fund for Universal Human Rights Month

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It’s Bandcamp Friday! Grab or gift music from June IND, support GLLD Fund for Universal Human Rights Month

On the first Friday of every month since March of 2020, Bandcamp has waived revenue share to support artists. June IND is passing 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.

For December 3, 2021, June IND’s Bandcamp Friday sales will support the Greater Lafayette Legal Defense (GLLD) Fund for Universal Human Rights Month. Grab or gift our music today to aid individuals and family members who are disproportionately impacted by systemic racism within the criminal legal system.

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

Join our effort on the June IND Bandcamp page.

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June IND to donate December sales and streams to the Greater Lafayette Legal Defense Fund for Universal Human Rights 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 December sales and streams to the Greater Lafayette Legal Defense Fund for Universal Human Rights 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 Universal Human Rights Month, the beneficiary for December 2021 is the Greater Lafayette Legal Defense (GLLD) Fund. The GLLD Fund was created in response to public awareness of the racial disparities documented throughout the criminal legal system. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philado Castile and many others by police officers have fueled individuals across the nation to take action to support communities most impacted by policing. For more information about the GLLD Fund, visit https://chuffed.org/project/glldfund.

Join June IND’s effort to help the GLLD Fund 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.

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June IND’s favorite cover songs: ‘Addicted To Love’ by Florence + The Machine

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Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND’s favorite cover songs: Vocalist and guitarist Chris June and vocalist and percussionist Emily Larimer discuss their favorite tunes written by other people.

June IND’s favorite cover songs: “Addicted To Love” by Florence + The Machine

We are creators and consumers of music. While we’re partial to our tunes, we can’t ignore the good feels we’ve had or the musical influence that resulted from playing songs that we didn’t write.

So, we put together a list (and playlist!) of our favorite cover songs from past and present to share those good feels and influence.

Next up is Robert Palmer’s “Addicted To Love” by Florence + The Machine:

Em: I think this song was my idea and I always don’t want to play it, lol. It’s a cool song and we play the cool Florence arrangement of it. I just can never remember the words.

Chris: When Em suggested playing this, I immediately recalled watching the Robert Palmer video on MTV as a youngster! What a weird video… Playing this song live is one of my faves because all I have to do is hang back and strum. Em does a great job singing it and I get a break from yelling!

Here’s a video clip of June IND playing “Addicted to Love” at People’s Brewing Company on Oct. 16, 2018:

 

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Watch June IND’s #philanthrocky spotlight for LTHC Homeless Services

Watch June IND’s #philanthrocky spotlight for LTHC Homeless Services

Chris June, vocalist and guitarist for Lafayette, Indiana rock band June IND discusses the group’s November 2021 #philanthrocky music for a cause initiative for Homeless Youth Awareness Month with Jennifer Shook, Chief Development Officer at LTHC Homeless Services. Watch the video here.

LTHC helps families, children, veterans and those with disabilities find stable housing and self-sufficiency in our community.

For links to stream music featured in this video and more information on June IND’s #philanthrocky music for a cause initiative to support LTHC, visit https://juneind.com/2021/11/18/stream-music-from-june-ind-support-lthc-homeless-services/.

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