Broadtube Music ChannelRadio For June

November 1, 2017by Kolade Olamide0

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Radio For June is made up of two brothers, Stephen and Thomas LaVine. We were born in Brandon, Florida (Stephen 6/5/1990 and Thomas 4/21/1994), and grew up in upstate South Carolina. We lived right outside Kings Mountain state park, grew up making music together, playing games (Jak & Daxter was always one of our favorites) and catching frogs and snakes.. You know, normal stuff most boys do! At least I think that was normal.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

We both grew up playing music, but I have been playing gigs and making records on my own (Thomas LaVine) for the past few years and Stephen has done that in the past but has mainly been focused on his videography recently. We decided it was about time we started playing music together again, since we loved doing it as kids. Stephen was trained properly on guitar, whereas I have been self-taught on drums, guitar, etc. We decided to write together and make something we were both passionate about. “Radio For June” came from wanting to make music that people can attach themselves to, especially during their happiest and greatest moments in life, which is typically in Summer. We think that is a beautiful thought.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

We have always written music to be pure, meaning whatever comes out when written is it, we weren’t trying to make a certain style of anything. Radio For June is a little more intentional. We wanted to write a more ambient rock record than anything either of us have done in the past. Something in the likes of “twelvefour” by the Paper Kites, or “Red Earth & Pouring Rain” by Bear’s Den while still largely maintaining our individuality. Every song on our EP(Where Home Was) is very special, and separately explores different parts of our hearts.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

In my personal experience, I have always loved to play music, to perform, to write, record and everything in between. It isn’t a negative thing for me at all – but the social aspect can be more difficult. I am fairly introverted, so I find a lot of interaction with people to be kind of exhausting at times. Most people are lovely, and truly encouraging so I know it is just me. I love to play gigs, but I have felt through the years that when I am not performing, I am a lot more reserved and it is difficult to navigate the social aspect before and after shows. So I would say the ups would be every time I have the opportunity to perform, as well as the wonderful encouragement I receive from the amazing folks in the eastern US. The downs would really just be my awful social navigation. That may sound quite corny, but I think it’s the truth.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

Stephen and I wrote and recorded everything ourselves at Stephen’s house. Stephen mixed and mastered and did a fantastic job with the production. So the entire EP was DIY, and I have to say we’re pretty proud of the product and the response!

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

So I would say industry is when you try to make your music a career instead of a hobby. We have been a part of that for about 7 years. Our goal is to be able to tour full time, and for people to be a part of Radio For June in any capacity through listening. We will be content with that no doubt.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

I guess you could say it’s just in our blood. Music has always been such a huge part of our lives. It’s not that we just make music because we think it’s fun, but we make music because we have to. It’s essential to our character and well-being. It has always been and always will be a part of us. Even if the only one that ever listens is our mom.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Make something you’re proud of. No more, no less. If your dad likes it, scrap it and redo it.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

I hope Radio For June makes you fall in love. This music is our heart, and I hope you find a place in it.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Don’t step on anyone to get ahead. Go to other’s shows. Make friends and really good music.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

This project is really new, to both the world and to us. Our songs are each a reflection of different parts of our personality such as wondering, self-analyzing, relationship frustration, what little we truly know, and having a longing for the childhood innocence we have outgrown. I’ve (Thomas LaVine) gigged around a lot of spots in the eastern US, but Radio For June is currently working on a live show that will be very special. Each one will be very set apart. Hopefully we’ll see some of you soon. We’re too new to have won any awards, but blogs have been really kind to us and have written nice things about us. So we are really, really grateful to have that support.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Fancy Melancholic

When The Horn Blows

Adobe & Teardrops

Eternity Networks

Music For Your Heart

MetalHead Community

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

We write melodies before lyrics normally. So we write instrumental, then a vocal melody, and then write lyrics to that. Recording has been hilarious because we generally can’t be serious half the time. We’re a couple goofs for sure.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

The Paper Kites

Sleeping At Last

Andrew Belle

Noah Gundersen

The 1975

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

We haven’t done any collaboration yet, but we would love to in the future of course. I think a contrasting collaboration with someone who is a completely different style would be really cool. Like Kendrick Lamar. Yeah, that’d be wicked.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

We have a website in the works. You can find us on all socials with @radioforjune or facebook.com/radioforjune

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

You can find us anywhere. Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, Soundcloud etc.

We love Spotify! Stream us at Radio for June

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
Well my happiest day is my wedding day when I married my wife, Morgan. My saddest day is every day when I run out of pizza. That’s the worst.
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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
Traveling to different National Parks for sure. I would love to see as much scenery and wildlife as I could. That would be amazing!

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