Native June

Native June

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Come for the music and stay for the show! Native June is an indie grit rock carnival of Brit-French alliances, Hoosier nostalgia and Hollywood glam. The band blends driving guitar riffs, thumping rhythms and vocal swagger. New album out in Fall 2011 produced by mutilple-GRAMMY winner Tony Maserati.

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Biography

Native June hails from Indiana (Gabe Watson), Britain (Tristan Hendy), France (Martial Chaput) and L.A. (Jake Desouza) and formed in the heart of Hollywood in 2005.

Native June's music is rooted in cities, highways and taverns across the Midwest and abroad. It smells like a 1978 Ford pickup truck barreling through the back hills of Southern Indiana (where Gabe grew up) and it crunches in your mouth like broken teeth at an English pub on a Saturday night (where Tristan chills out). Their sound is also reminiscent of The Clash, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Modest Mouse, Tom Petty, Bloc Party, Minus the Bear, and the Juliana Theory.

The atmosphere during Native June's live shows is infectious. They have played over 100 shows in the last five years, rockin' out at clubs and festivals in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Austin and San Antonio, TX, Phoenix, AZ, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and more. The band will launch a national tour including at the Gibson Guitar showrooms in L.A. and NYC, and tour dates in Fall 2011 including Chicago and the Midwest.

The band has shared the stage with national acts including Spacehog and Ludo at the Key Club Hollywood, Blackalicious at Beta Records TV, and played as headline acts at the Whisky a Go Go, Troubador, Roxy, Viper Room, House of Blues, Hard Rock Hollywood Blvd, and other infamous Sunset Strip venues.

Native June was also crowned the winner among 50+bands in the 2009 Battle of the Bands competition on the Santa Monica Pier and featured alongside Muse, Jet, New Found Glory, Dashboard Confessional for Saturday Night Magazine's Compilation CD distributed by MTVu and Virgin Megastores. They have also performed on national TV on the USA Network for the Before 'n After Movies to over 2 million viewers.

Native June released their first album "Whiskey & Walnuts" in 2006, "Daisy" as a single and music video in 2010, and will release their upcoming album "Ocean to Sunset" in fall 2011. The album is produced by Tony Maserati, a two-time Grammy-award winner for his work with artists ranging from Beyonce, Jason Mraz and the Black Eyed Peas.

Native June signed with Planet LA Records and a publishing deal with the MusicBox film/TV library catalog in 2010. Native June will be featured in a national advertising campaign by Rev7 gum, and has been featured by other brand partners including Gibson Guitar and Blue Microphones.

Lyrics

Daisy

Written By: Gabe Watson, Music: Native June

When you grow up
Daisy you’ll find
A great big world
With lots of time

You’ll figure it out
When the time is right

Start moving in a forward motion
Start moving in a forward motion
Start moving in a forward motion today, Daisy

When you grow up
Daisy you’ll find
Love will find a way

Keep your head up
Keep your head up
Daisy, don’t look so down

There were times in your life
When you can’t look back on where you’ve been, yeah
There were times on the road
When I wished you were there, but you weren’t, so I moved on

We’ll get there when we get there
We’ll get there when we get there

When you grow up
Baby you’ll find
Love will find a way

When you grow up
Baby you’ll find
Love will find a way

Keep your head up
Keep your head up
Daisy, don’t look so down

When you’re lost in the woods
Just look to the sky
And the stars will guide you

Keep your head up high
And the Big Bad Wolf will
Never get you

From the back of the bus I can still remember
We’ll get there when we get there

When you grow up
Baby you’ll find
Love will find a way

Take off your make-up
Leave it alone
Love will find a way

Keep your head up
Keep your head up
Daisy, don’t look so down

Start moving in a forward motion
Start moving in a forward motion
Start moving in a forward motion today

Start moving in a forward motion
Start moving in a forward motion
Start moving in a forward motion today, Daisy

Keep your head up
Keep your head up
Keep your head up
Keep your head up
Keep your head up
Keep your head up
Keep your head up
Keep your head up

Keep your head up
Daisy, don’t look so down

Saturday Night

Written By: Gabe Watson, Music: Native June

Stop the music
If you wanna get down
All the monkeys on the dance floor
Are swinging around here

We’ve got a problem
But nobody can see it
Call up the doctor
In fact, you’ve got to believe it

You gotta get into the new sound
Oh, we want action
From the waist down

Renegades
On the boardwalk
They stop and talk their trash, yeah

Hey girls
Don’t have to buy that
Discount the milk for free

Don’t hang your head inside the noose now
Oh, Oh
You’ve got to live inside the real world

We want action
You’re going to give it to me

Saturday night
Dressed to kill
Feel the music
Fill the room

Mom and pop
Don’t let your daughters go
Saturday night
Shoot out the lights
Hell yeah
Hell yeah

Oo, oo baby
Are you coming now?
Lets go

Jump back
Like a firecracker
Japan, just with hand grenades

Celebrate
Pack a raincoat
Black rainbow
Hurricane

This is ain’t a season of the real world
Oh, oh, you’ve got to get into the new sound, girl

We want action
From the waist down

Saturday night
Dressed to kill
Feel the music
Fill the room

Mom and pop
Don’t let your daughters go
Saturday night
Shoot out the lights
Hell yeah
Hell yeah

Oo, oo baby
Are you coming now?
Lets go

You’re gonna give it to me
Me, me, me
You’re gonna give it to me
Me, me, me

Saturday night
Shoot up the lights
Feel the music
Fill the room
Oo, oo baby
Are you coming now?
Lets go

Shambles

Written By: Gabe Watson, Music: Native June

I wanted it too, but you took
and kept and you keep on taking
I’m feeling used, you’ve been used
and abused and you keep on using
She made an honest mistake,
she made an honest, an honest, an honest mistake

Now the now the time has come
To make decisions I can’t make
The price to pay
Baby someday we won’t have to worry about the pain
But shambles we will fall, again

We broke into the restaurant
We broke into the place where we fell
She made an honest mistake
She made an honest, an honest, an honest mistake

But now the now the time has come
To make decisions I can’t make
The price to pay
Baby someday we won’t have to worry about the pain
But shambles we will fall, again..

Stay, now the now the time has come
To make decisions I can’t make
The price to pay
Baby someday we won’t have to worry about the pain
But shambles we will fall, again..

Shambles, shambles,
always falls to, it falls to
Shambles, shambles,
always falls to, it falls to..
Shambles, shambles,
always falls to, it falls to..
Shambles, shambles,
always falls to, it falls to..
Yeah… Ooh…

Shoulda Saw It Coming

Written By: Gabe Watson, Music: Native June

Oh, time stood still for a moment
As I took my place at bat
And the echoes rang out loud
From a loud mouth pitcher's dad
As I look from left to right
I caught some sunshine in my eye
I could have won it all
I watched it go right by

Oh, light seems to find
The backs of the rich kids in that town
If I knew what I know now
Over twenty years ago
Then I would not have to act
Like a rock star
In a room full of astronauts on drugs
I should have known then

Oh, should have saw it coming
I should have swung when I swerved
Oh, should have saw it coming
I should have swung when I swerved
I should have learned the words

Knick Knack, Patty Wack
Passed out back the Cadillac
Don’t drink, don’t joke, don’t smoke.. dope
Hey kids, don't feel so alone
Let's go, turn on the radio
Knick Knack, Patty Wack
Passed out back the Cadillac
Don’t drink, don’t joke, don’t smoke.. dope
Hey kids, don't feel so alone
Shut up and Rock n Roll!

Oh, should have saw it coming
I should have swung when I swerved
Oh, should have saw it coming
I should have swung when I swerved
I should have learned the words

I should have saw it coming

Summertown

Written By: Gabe Watson, Music: Native June

It's summertime, in Summertown, we open shop when the sun goes down
And the children scream on the vacant streets, and we mow the grass on the cul-de-sac
And the beauty queens, and the business suits, they all walk around on this side of town
I’m in love again, and it feels so good, but it’s been so long since I’ve seen your face girl
Ooh, I do not know what know what love is anymore
Ooh, I do not know where love is any more…
Summertime has come and gone

Our children grow, and they learn to read, they comb their hair like the magazines
And they’re smoking pot in the parking lot, with security guards at senior prom
Now Johnny Boy, he’s off to war, then Sara cries...she slams the door
I’m drunk again, in this messed town, I spent my life and I’m such a waste here

Ooh, I do not know what love is anymore
Ooh, I do not know where home is anymore
Oh Summertown has lost its charm

She wanted, she wanted more.. more than I could ever give..
She wanted, she wanted more..

It’s winter time in Summertown, we close the shop when the sun goes down
And the beauty queens, and the business suits.. they’re all runaways..
They’re prostitutes, they’re here to stay.

I’m drunk again on these dirty streets, and I’m running wild with the Jesus freaks
When the troops come we all will clap, and Barry Bonds he’s up to bat and we all will sing
Ooh.. Summertime has come and gone

The Circus

Written By: Gabe Watson, Music: Native June

Hurry everybody, everybody gather round,
I’ve got tickets to a brand new sound
Everybody stand up, don’t sit down
Native June show is coming to town.

Mic check one two, buckle your shoe
When your back’s against the wall
What the heck you gonna do
It’s a lonely situation at the end of the day
0-5-1-1-1-9-7-8

Everybody wants a piece of this
Everybody wants a piece of this, everybody, everybody!
Everybody wants a piece of this
Everybody wants a piece of this, everybody, everybody!

I was born and raised on a gravel road
In the middle of nowhere, I still call it home
But one day I was laying with my head in the grass
looked up at the sky and began to ask
How did I get here? Why do I stay?
Is this life for me? Circus life for me?

Everybody wants a piece of this
Everybody wants a piece of this, everybody, everybody!
Everybody wants a piece of this
Everybody wants a piece of this, everybody, everybody!

Well I can see, down a history
Down the old gravel road that we once called home
The birds and the bees, and flowers and the trees
Is this life for me.. Circus life for me?
Mic check one two, buckle your shoe
When your back’s against the wall
What the heck you gonna do
I look up at the sky and remember the day
0-5-1-1-1-9-7-8

Everybody wants a piece of this
Everybody wants a piece of this, everybody, everybody!
Everybody wants a piece of this
Everybody wants a piece of this, everybody, everybody scream!

Discography

"Whiskey & Walnuts" full-length album, Independent release in 2006. Available on iTunes, CDbaby, Virgin Megastores, Ameoba Music, Myspace and ReverbNation.

"Daisy", Single and Music Video, released 2010. "Saturday Night" is the first single from the upcoming album "Ocean to Sunset"

"Ocean to Sunset", full-length album, Planet LA Records released on September 23, 2011 at the Viper Room Hollywood with a private industry release at the Gibson Showroom L.A. Executive producer Tony Maserati (multiple GRAMMY winner) with support from Joshua "Cartier" Cutsinger (GRAMMY nominated).

Set List

A typical hour minute set includes:

The Circus
Saturday Night
Shoulda Saw It Coming
Danny
Teacher's Pet
Going Home
Summertown
Shambles
Daisy
Fields