Ex-Incubus Bassist Dirk Lance Announces New Band, East of June

East of June

Former Incubus bassist Alex “Dirk Lance” Katunich has released a new song with his new band called East of June. The group is a trio filled out by vocalist Emily Rath and guitarist Kyle Mortensen.

“What was supposed to have been me just putting in my two-cents started developing into a collaboration without a face to it,” Lance wrote. “Then Kyle made the connection with Emily and she started contributing lyrics and melodies to some existing ideas he and I had put together. The music always came first. The idea of being a band didn’t dawn on us until we realized we had a record’s worth of material.”

Lance was the founding bassist for Incubus and performed on the albums Fungus Amongus, S.C.I.E.N.C.E., Make Yourself, and Morning View before leaving in 2003. Check out his tongue-in-cheek introduction of East of June:

The track “Rebel” prominently features a gritty bass line with a “wall of sound” chorus. Check out the band’s music video:

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