Hello June have shared “Candy Rain,” the second single from their upcoming self-titled debut album. It combines shimmering new wave guitars and a propulsive beat into a stunning end-of-summer anthem. The band has also shared a video for the track, featuring frontwoman Sarah Rudy painting and exploring a forested landscape. WATCH ABOVE.
Indie rockers Hello June formed in the hills of Morgantown, WV after core members Sarah Rudy (guitar/vocals) and Whit Alexander (drums) met as tenants of a particularly communal apartment building located at 233 Spruce St. Their debut six-song EP, Spruce, fittingly unfolds as if an expression of self-discovery, where languid reflection is never as far from catharsis as it seems. NPR hailed the EP for its mix of driving, indomitable hooks and ethereal, sustained tones, saying it “displays [Hello June’s] blend of bright, blissful rock that shimmers, even throughout its darker moments.”
The band is part of the 2018 NPR Slingshot class—a designation given to exceptional up-and-coming artists—and the Spruce single “Dance” was featured in the March 2017 edition of NPR’s Heavy Rotation series. The duo’s danceable-yet-dark rock sound has been likened to a cocktail of Modest Mouse, Jason Molina, and Beach House. In June, Hello June announced their self-titled debut album and premiered its first single “Mars” on NPR, which hailed it as, “… a pulsating slice of 1990s comfort food that will shake the stardust from your heartstrings.”
Their debut album Hello June arrives September 28.