Jimmy and June is an American musical duo specializing in *Negroidal Contemporary Art Pop. The members are Jimmy G. Niles and June Franklin, two singer/songwriter producers based in Atlanta, GA, and their music is as polarizing and diverse as the city it was born in, ranging from ratchet twerk anthems, to gospel like pop hymns.
The pair met in late 2012, collaborating on the score and soundtrack for an Indie Vampire movie; after the budget for the film ran out, they found that their chemistry had not, and so continued to create. The result is “Good Luck Motherfuckers: The Musicale”, a 5 song EP shared primarily with close friends and family. Their first single from the EP “Mama’s On That Molly” is an 11:29 musical theater piece that starts as an ode to selfies and youtube strippers and ends in the church pew.
Following the unexpectedly enthusiastic response from their toughest critics to MONTM and the entire EP (which included a soulfu rendition of Sound Garden’s “Black Hole Sun”) the duo decided it was time to sit down and craft a full length album.
With **4 genre defying albums between them prior to meeting, the goal for the Jimmy and June project is simultaneously lofty, and pragmatic: Make. Dope. Art. And share it with as many people as possible.
The title of the upcoming full length is “#TheOutlawClass. In the interim, you can download “The Catchup Album”, available for free or pay an amount of your choosing at jimmyandjune.bandcamp.com. This is a prequel and pre-requisite, a bar setter, showcasing Jimmy and June individually on the first 7 tracks, and collectively on the closing track “Onesided”
"If Nona Hendrix and Gil Scott Heron made an album they’d have called it The Catchup...If you’re in the mood to hear an album that defies genres, that will not fit nicely into neatly drawn boxes and refuses white washed, homogenized categorization; an album that I describe for lack of better words as raw, futuristic, throwback, rock, poetry, funk, blues, soul, then The Catchup by Jimmy and June is the album for you. If you’re not in that mood… then shame on you." - Jon Goode, Emmy Award Winning Poet, Verbalslick.com