R.I.P. Sense Field/Further Seems Forever Vocalist Jon Bunch
Substream Magazine reports that the announcement of Bunch's passing came through a post on his Facebook page, reading "With broken hearts and so much difficulty, we write these words to all of you who love Jon. He is no longer with us now. We think his life here ended early morning, Feb. 1, 2016, but it is uncertain at this time. Our love, his family."
No other details of his death have been made available at this point.
Bunch first fronted hardcore punk act Reason to Believe, who soon changed their name to Sense Field and signed to Revelation Records. Their 2001 album Tonight and Forever was released through Canadian independent label Nettwerk after being locked up in contractual disputes with Warner Bros. This release yielded Sense Field's greatest commercial success with the single "Save Yourself." After the band split in 2004, Bunch became the third lead vocalist of Florida-based emo outfit Further Seems Forever, with whom he released 2004's Hide Nothing.
Recently, Bunch sang for Rise Records act War Generation and fronted a new project titled Lucky Scars, who released their debut EP this past December.
Since news of his passing arrived, a stream of tributes has popped up online. You can see some of those below.
Rest in peace, Jon Bunch. Your voice sang me to sleep many nights. Thx for your contribution to my fav Further Seems Forever album.— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) February 2, 2016
"We live and we learn and we crash and we burn and we're gone" RIP Jon Bunch. One of my favorite voices ever. Prayers for friends & family.— Ryan Clark (@RyanClarkDH) February 2, 2016
We are very sad to hear about the passing of Jon Bunch. He was such a talented and kind human being. He will be sorely missed!— Jimmy Eat World (@jimmyeatworld) February 2, 2016
We're shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Sense Field's Jon Bunch(center). He will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/x7WcCU4fHG— Revelation Records (@RevelationRecs) February 2, 2016