Thanks People’s & Peeps!

Thanks to Jim, People’s staff, and all analog & digital attendees for a blast and a half at our First Annual Meeting of Optimists Pre-Launch Party last night!

You helped push us up to nearly 20% of our funding goal for the first leg of the project!

Miss the shindig, but ready to help?

  1. Send love to our digital tip jar at http://bit.ly/tipjune.
  2. Put empty pop/beer cans in a trash bag & let us know when they’re ready to pick up. We scrap for art.

Thanks again & see you soon!

Ain’t a Lot of Love…a teaser

This is a test of the First Annual Meeting of Optimists.

First Annual Meeting of Optimists is a multimedia art and music project by Lafayette, IN rockers June IND, featuring 13 new tracks accompanied by song-inspired visuals from area artists.

We wanted to take some time to explain the ‘song-inspired visuals from area artists’ element of the First Annual Meeting of Optimists project.

It all began with the idea of making a video for each track.

We reached out to artist Stacy Bogan about it, asking, “Can you paint the face of the person that this song is about.” 

If we remember correctly, she asked, “Who’s it about?” We said, “You decide.”

From there, we gave her a track and lyric sheet, purchased some canvases, met up at a park, and hit record.

What you’re seeing is a test, of course, but this allowed us to develop a procedure for when this project is funded and we’re able to properly record and release everything.

Stacy’s test painting also allowed us to experiment with digitizing it (allowing for it to be repurposed for potential album art, a stand-alone lyric book, gallery exhibition, etc.).

You’ll be able to hear this track & other’s from our new project LIVE on October 16, 6 p.m. at People’s Brewing Company at June IND’s First Annual Meeting of Optimists People’s Pre-Launch Party.

Help fund the project by having beers at People’s on 10/16 or by contributing at http://bit.ly/tipjune.

 

#HillsterHipbilly turns 3, released on this day 10/2/15

Tips for tunes at http://bit.ly/tipjune

Produced by June IND // Engineered by Matt Amos and Dish // Guitars Recorded at basEMent West Lafayette, IN, 479ghett0 Lafayette, IN, Sound Logic Lafayette, IN, and The Bombshelter Recording Studio Chicago, IL // Bass and Vocals Recorded at basEMent West Lafayette, IN // Drums Recorded at IND HQ Lafayette, IN // Mixed and Mastered by Dan Precision at The Bombshelter Recording Studio Chicago, IL bombshelterchicago.com

All music written and performed by Chris June, Drew Luigs, and Emily Larimer // Special thanks to Chris Parker for helping push “My Rx” in the right direction and to Jeff Anderson for sharing your toys!

Published by Self Made God Music (ASCAP), Drew Luigs Music (ASCAP), Tempest Fare Music (ASCAP) Photography by Dave Mason, isphotographic.com Art Direction and Design by rikx, rikx.com

@JuneIND // JuneIND.com

© 2015 JuneIND. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

DON’T MISS JUNE IND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 6PM AT PEOPLE’S BREWING COMPANY

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DON’T MISS JUNE IND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 6PM AT PEOPLE’S BREWING COMPANY

LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — On Tuesday, November 14th, June IND returns to People’s Brewing Company for an unplugged performance beginning at 6pm.

For the uninitiated, June IND’s music has been described as “Original and heavy with plenty of hooks and harmonies and clever covers sprinkled through out.” As a bonus, kazoos are provided at unplugged shows and audience participation is encouraged.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14th, 6:00pm
June IND Unplugged at People’s Brewing Company (2006 N 9th St, Lafayette)
• 21+
• No Cover
• 12 fresh craft brewed beers on tap (try a pint and take home a six pack or growler)
RSVP

About June IND
June IND is a 3-ish-piece hard rock band from Lafayette, Indiana. Community-minded, the group has volunteered thousands of hours and raised thousands of dollars to fight homelessness and addiction, promote marriage equality, help wounded warriors, cure cancer, register voters, and support the arts.

DON’T MISS JUNE IND & FRIENDS TUESDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 6PM AT PEOPLE’S BREWING COMPANY

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DON’T MISS JUNE IND & FRIENDS TUESDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 6PM AT PEOPLE’S BREWING COMPANY

LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — On Tuesday, August 30th, June IND will be joined by area musicians & friends from Frank Muffin and Ursa Minor during their unplugged performance at People’s Brewing Company beginning at 6pm.

For the uninitiated, June IND’s music has been described as “Original and heavy with plenty of hooks and harmonies and clever covers sprinkled through out.” As a bonus, kazoos are provided at unplugged shows and audience participation is encouraged.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 6:00pm
June IND Unplugged at People’s Brewing Company (2006 N 9th St, Lafayette)
• 21+
• No Cover
• 12 fresh craft brewed beers on tap (try a pint and take home a six pack or growler)
RSVP

About June IND
June IND is a 3-ish-piece hard rock band from Lafayette, Indiana. Community-minded, the group has volunteered thousands of hours and raised thousands of dollars to fight homelessness and addiction, promote marriage equality, help wounded warriors, cure cancer, register voters, and support the arts.

JUNE IND’s AUGUST 30th SHOW AT PEOPLE’S BREWING COMPANY TO FEATURE GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM AREA MUSICIANS, FRIENDS

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JUNE IND’s AUGUST 30th SHOW AT PEOPLE’S BREWING COMPANY TO FEATURE GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM AREA MUSICIANS, FRIENDS

LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — On Tuesday, August 30th, June IND will be joined by area musicians & friends from Frank Muffin, The Mound Builders, and Ursa Minor (to name a few) during their unplugged performance at People’s Brewing Company beginning at 6pm.

For the uninitiated, June IND’s music has been described as “Original and heavy with plenty of hooks and harmonies and clever covers sprinkled through out.” As a bonus, kazoos are provided at unplugged shows and audience participation is encouraged.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 6:00pm
June IND Unplugged at People’s Brewing Company (2006 N 9th St, Lafayette)
• 21+
• No Cover
• 12 fresh craft brewed beers on tap (try a pint and take home a six pack or growler)
RSVP

About June IND
June IND is a 3-ish-piece hard rock band from Lafayette, Indiana. Community-minded, the group has volunteered thousands of hours and raised thousands of dollars to fight homelessness and addiction, promote marriage equality, help wounded warriors, cure cancer, register voters, and support the arts.