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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Stream music from June IND, support LTHC Homeless Services

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Stream music from June IND, support LTHC Homeless Services

Aligning with Homeless Youth Awareness Month, June IND’s #philanthrocky beneficiary for November 2021 is LTHC Homeless Services. LTHC helps families, children, veterans and those with disabilities find stable housing and self-sufficiency in our community.

All June IND streaming loot for November will be donated to LTHC: put some boogie in your ears and fight homelessness.

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.

About #philanthrocky music for a cause

Rock duo June IND launched the #philanthrocky music for a cause initiative in August 2020 to support Greater Lafayette, Indiana area organizations and make their music work for the community. Each month through July 2022, all revenue from 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. More at https://juneind.com/tag/philanthrocky.

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Terrible twos: Nov. 12 is cake day for First Annual Meeting of Optimists, Vol. 1

Terrible twos: Nov. 12 is cake day for First Annual Meeting of Optimists, Vol. 1

Lafayette, IN rock band June IND’s First Annual Meeting of Optimists project is still halfway complete and on-hold due to the ongoing pandemic, but today there’s a reason to celebrate: 36 score and eleven days ago (Nov. 12, 2019 if you don’t want to do the math), June IND released the angry, wholesome sounds of First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vol. 1. AND IT STILL JAMS.

A departure from their norm and influenced by previous efforts to rearrange earlier material for unplugged shows, the First Annual Meeting of Optimists material was written in a singer-songwriter format: one voice and an acoustic guitar. From there, bandmates Chris and Emily self-produced the songs at their home studios in Lafayette, IN; adding walls of guitars and drums, bass that won’t sit still and layers of background vocals, vocal harmonies and various instrumental leads and counter lines.

The duo enlisted the help of Dan Precision (Rise Against, 88 Fingers Louie, The Mound Builders) at The Bombshelter to engineer and mix the effort in Chicago, IL. Artists Brandon Ahnert and Stacy Bogan were recruited to visualize the songs, creating original paintings to be used in album artwork and music videos.

Celebrate Vol. 1’s terrible twos: pop in some earbuds, put on some headphones or turn that volume knob clockwise.

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