With the release date of their second album Make It Blur on Victory Records rapidly approaching on August 7, 2007, the members of Chicago indie-rock group JUNE simply can't sit still. Wrapping up a tour with Boys Night Out and Emanuel, June will see the release of their new album in Sweet Home Chicago before jumping back out on the road with The Graduate and The Higher on the 'Make Party Cool Tour'.
Kicking off on August 11th in Cleveland, the boys will do a hometown show at House of Blues Chicago on August 17th and then continue south through Colorado and finish up in Lancaster, CA on August 24th. (see dates below)
If that's not enough, they even managed to squeeze in filming a video for the album's first single "I'd Lose Myself". Directed by Major Lightner (Hawthorne Heights, Straylight Run, Asobi Seksu, Norah Jones), the video (release date TBA) will ensure June's ability to turn heads all over the country, beginning of course, with the release of this second album.
Make It Blur is a marked departure from the band's debut album, 2005's If You Speak Any Faster. With Marc McClusky (Hit the Lights, Powerspace) in the producer's chair, the band set out to create their opus, the album they'd be incredibly proud of. And Make It Blur is just that - an album they're incredibly proud of. From the orchestral oomph of the opening track "No Time For Sense" to the acoustic-led intricate guitar work of "Finally" to the harmonica-laden pop gem "I'd Lose Myself", Make It Blur is an album that bypasses transition and lands them in the winner's seat.
With each of the 12 tracks a standout, June has created a cohesive album that shows incredible growth and truly presents the band as seasoned musicians not afraid to show their really tight melodic edge while demonstrating their musical chops at the same time.
"We definitely drew from our influences much more on this record," says drummer Mark Sutor. "It has a lot more of a pop feel. Influences range from Maroon 5, Third Eye Blind, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake, etc. I think the fans are going to love the songs because I feel like we have matured a lot more in-between the last record and this one."
Make It Blur is the sound of a band on the verge of hugeness... With this album, their potential to break through in a big way isn't blurry... It's crystal clear.
JUNEon the road
Make Party Cool Tour w/The Graduate, The Higher
Aug 11 Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Aug 12 The Basement Columbus, OH
Aug 14 The House of Bricks Des Moines, IA
Aug 15 The Loft Madison, WI
Aug 16 Varsity Theatre Minneapolis, MN
Aug 17 House of Blues Chicago, IL
Aug 18 The Rock Papillion, NE
Aug 19 The Grand Emporium Kansas City, MO
Aug 20 Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
Aug 21 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 23 The Sets Tempe, AZ
Aug 24 Cedar Centre Lancaster, CA
w/My American Heart, The Higher
Aug 27 Studio 111 Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 28 The Rock Tucson, AZ
Aug 29 Chic's Bar & Billiards El Paso, TX
Sep 2 The Plano Centre Plano, TX
Sep 4 The Foundry Joplin, MO