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Friday, August 10, 2012

Catching up with John June Year

Photo taken by Cierra Fitzgerald

John June Year are a Midwest band that play no frills indie rock and roll.  Since forming in the Summer of 2011 the band has taken giant leaps, mostly due to their strength as songwriters.  The band's songs are tight and immediately memorable, familiar but with a fresh tilt that begs for repeated listens. They are already garnering comparisons to the likes of Arctic Monkeys, the Strokes, the Velvet Underground and even the Beatles.  With comparisons like these it is easy to see how bright their future as a band is.

The band has released their debut EP, "Translations", and it is available for streaming here.

John June Year has a show this Wednesday October 24th  at the HuB Live Music Club in Cedar Falls, IA supporting the Envy Corps.  The band plays again at the HuB November 8th with Topher Dunlap.

I had a chance to catch up with the bands primary songwriters, Greg Heysinger (vocals, rythm guitar) and Colin Sullivan (lead guitar, keys).