June has set August 7th as the release date for their new album, Make It Blur. You can read a press release and see the album art below.
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. “We took way more time with this record compared to our last one,” explains Mark. “We thought we did enough work the last time, but to go with the theme of the record, we knew how much more work we had to do this time around. We demoed every song numerous times and went over them with different parts until we were completely stoked with every idea. On the last record, we went in and recorded all the ideas we had and that was just the 11 songs that made it onto the disc. With this record, we had 18-20 songs to choose from.”
Culling it down to the 12 strongest songs, their hard work really paid off. 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,” he continues. “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.