Raising the Canopy Wire
Hailing from Grand Forks, North Dakota, June Panic released several cassettes of his music in the early '90s. He was good friends with Ben and Chris Swanson who later released several of his albums on their Secretly Canadian label. Raising the Canopy Wire is one of two new EPs from June. Both EPs were recorded by Jim Zespy in Bloomington, Indiana at what used to be a church. These are the first recordings June has done in which the basic tracks, including his voice, were all recorded completely live with very few overdubs added. The juxtaposition of rock and hymnal is meant to suggest that gospel music is not a separate genre, but a sub-genre unaccountably present in all other genres of music. Fall in love with June Panic once again (or for the first time) with this wonderful vinyl-only release.