“Is this crazy enough to work?” We remember asking each other that as the rough mix of ‘Bullet’ played back to us for the first time over out home studio speakers. That was just over a year and a half ago.
Flash forward a debut EP release; a music video on MTVu, a SXSW trip; a warped tour date; a Battle of the Bands finals; a growing (kickass!) fan-base; countless shows, photo shoots, magazines and interviews… and as it turns out, yea, this band WAS crazy enough to work. And it has been working, but we need some help to take the next step.
Which brings us to our first announcement: February 2012, we’re hitting the studio for our full-length album… and we need your help. Please go to: http://www.indiegogo.com/Help-June-Divided-Make-Their-Full-Length-Album.
Want to help us make a record? Well we want to thank you. IndieGoGo is a way to raise funds for our new album, but it’s not just a boring old fundraiser. The point of this campaign isn’t just to help us make an album- it’s also to give back to YOU- our amazing fans, friends and family. There are tons of prizes to choose from: free downloads, autographed posters, headphones from FutureSonics, a signed GUITAR with an Ernie Ball gift package and year’s supply of strings. Heck, we’ll even throw you a pizza party, skype with you, or put you in our next music video! So please check out our profile at IndieGoGo, and pick a fun prize to pledge for, because we can’t wait to give back to you!
All of your support thus far is the reason why we’re still making music, so we’re really excited to put out this next record. The new material is well under way, and we are all gearing up for the studio. And this brings us to our next announcement: Rich won’t be joining us for the full-length, and has said goodbye to JD.
(Photo courtesy of Doug Seymour Photography)
As you can see here, we’ve had a lot of great times. But no worries- we’re all still friends, and there were no hard feelings on either part with this decision. The lifestyle of being in an active band isn’t for everyone, and it’s just as simple as that. As long as Rich is happy, then so are we, and we wish him the best of luck.
Rich’s departure is bittersweet for us. We’ll miss him, but we have a lot to look forward to. As far as the upcoming record goes, we can safely say that the bass is in good hands. Yes, we have a NEW bassist, and here he is:
Just kidding. It’s not Mysterion. (Hope all you South Park fans out there got a chuckle). But this bassist’s identity will remain a mystery until we approach the release of the full-length! Oh the suspense!
So what’s in the future after the album is recorded? Here’s our last announcement:
JUNE DIVIDED WILL BE PLAYING WARPED TOUR 2012!!
We have a full week on Warped Tour this summer! We will keep you all posted on the cities we’ll be playing in, once we get the word!
Can’t wait until summer for a show? Neither can we. Here’s a few upcoming dates in 2012 you can catch us at (and there’s plenty more shows TBA!)
1/8 Asbury Park, NJ; The Stone Pony
1/27 Philadelphia, PA; The TLA, with Falling in Reverse
2/17 Harrisburg, PA; Millennium Music Festival; Johnny Joes
Hope to see ya there!
This has been an amazing year. It’s wild to think that this time last year, we didn’t even have an EP out yet. We’ve been reading the love that some of you have left on our facebook wall, twitter, and youtube page, and it’s really amazing. Not to get all mushy on you, but those positive words are what keeps us going.
We definitely have our hands full for 2012 already. So be on the look out for us, help spread the word, and have a blast with us on our IndieGoGo campaign! We’re aiming to release this new album in late Spring ‘12, and we can’t do it without you.
We can’t thank you all enough for your support, and you guys mean the world to us. As it turns out, some things ARE crazy enough to work! We love you. Stay crazy with us.
(Photo courtesy of Derek Brad Photography.)
Melissa, Chris, Keith (and Mysterion the bass player)