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Chicago, Illinois, the windy city. It may be the most competitive indie and punk scene in the Midwest and to stand out among so many aspiring young bands is rare, to say the least. However, a band that‘s barely able to enter a bar yet and who started off as a fundraiser for a local coffee shop is doing just that. Originally calling themselves Drive Like June, Mark Sutor, Tim Brennan and Mark Palacz "basically started the band as a joke," says Sutor, "and realized we had a pretty good thing going." After adding AJ Brown on bass, recording an early four-song demo and playing the local Knights of Columbus, and effectively building a loyal following, this "joke" began to attract very serious attention.

After changing their name to June so as not to upset legendary producer Mark Trombino and the rest of his former band, Drive Like Jehu, the boys began getting many more opportunities such as often playing the Fireside Bowl and the Metro, and even being asked by Fall Out Boy to open for them at Chicago’s House of Blues.

In Chicago, as is the case in many DIY indie circuits, the scene is just as important as the music, and June knows that creating a kinship with the bands around you is vital to the success and to the camaraderie of that scene. The band released an EP in mid-summer of 2004 simply called "The June EP." Immediately following the release they went on a self-booked full US tour. In late October of 2004, with a desire to find a new home and take things to the next level, the boys signed with Victory Records. "Having people we work with that share the same vision as us is an awesome thing, having those same people be in Chicago is amazing," says Sutor.

With plans of non-stop touring throughout 2005 and a debut full length on Victory, they‘re coming to a town near you to sleep on your floor.
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