“Our next record is full of heartache, grit, and splashes of nostalgia. Magic Valley represents much of our youth and we are proud to share it with all of you” – Goodbye June
The Nashville-based rock band, Goodbye June is pleased to announce that their forthcoming album, Magic Valley will be out everywhere on May 5th. Fans who pre-order the album now will receive the newest track, “Fear of Jesus” and also “Daisy”, “Oh No”, and “Man Of The Moment” as instant gratification tracks from the band’s EP that was released this past fall. “Fear of Jesus” is also available today on all digital streaming sites.
Straight up rock & roll isn’t dead, it’s just returned to the fringes and outskirts where it can find its organic roots all over again. Goodbye June understands all that: cousins who came together to cope with the death of lead guitarist Tyler Baker’s brother. That thrash, slash, churn, burn rages through grief as their catharsis fuels every note they play.
For the trio, the death may’ve been a fulcrum moment; but it was more than grief the trio was trying to exorcise. Beyond the obvious loss, the church-raised extended family members were also trying to reckon with their own background.
“It was a grieving process, really,” Brandon Qualkenbush acknowledges, “especially for me and Landon. But it was so much more. It was a rebellion of sorts, an unraveling of a lot of things and layers we’d grown up believing. It comes down to, do we believe in some thing? No one really knows…”
“At this point,” Milbourn picks up without missing a beat, “our faith is in our music and our lifestyle.”
“Yeah,” adds Tyler Baker, “we want to be as loud and as raw and as dirty as we can be. When you hear us live, we want you to hear all of it – the living and the struggle, the guitar parts and the passion.”
Goodbye June Tour Dates
Apr 7 – Chicago, IL @ Joe’s on Weed Street w/ Whiskey Myers
Apr 8 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s w/ Whiskey Myers
Apr 22 – Orlando, FL @ WJRR’s Earthday Birthday
Apr 29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
Apr 30 – Fort Myers, FL @ Fort Rock Fest
May 5 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
May 7 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
May 14 – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion
May 19 – Colombus, OH @ Rock On The Range
May 20 – Royal Oak, MI (101 WRIF Presents)
May 26-28 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
May 27 – San Antonio, TX @ River City Rock Festival
For all up to date tour info please visit goodbyejune.com/tour