June Avenue

June Avenue

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falling under the influences of The Getupkids, RATFE, Koufax, and The Anniversary.

Biography

In mid 2002, Crosky and Joe White began to dabble in side projects due to the lack of motivation and direction in their past project, entitled Kenosis. The man they found for the job was their neighbor and friend Jeremy Scott. In 2003 there was some controversy over the use of “Hearts on Fire” as a band name, leading to the eventual dismissal of the title. Since then, Joe and Crosky have left Kenosis and become centered more on June Avenue, currently their only project. In the summer of 2004, resources were pooled to begin recording with Christopher Kincaid, the current singer/guitarist for One Amazin Kid, at Studio Grey in Charlotte NC.
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The result was a self-titled 4 track EP with influences from bands and artists such as Get Up Kids, Reggie and the Full Effect, Koufax, The Appleseed Cast, and the late great Anniversary. With Reggie-esque synth, and Get Up Kids style riffs, June Avenue bursts onto the scene with an album that flows very well from one song to the next. The mixture of the slightly crystallized eighties sound and that of the new indie underground scene blend very well, despite the seeming chasm between the two genres of music. From a much-unexpected musical area known more for it’s hardcore scene and Ben Folds origins rises June Avenue, a monolith among local bands and small, shady venues.
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The trio was at ease at Studio Grey and, according to Jeremy Scott, “everything went very smoothly except the vocal tracks, which took some do overs, but no big deal.” Pressure was a bit of a problem, as it often is when a group records. Matching and rerecording vocals to audio feed and the like within the half day the group allotted to each song is no easy task, even for a seasoned band but June Avenue made it out alive and kicking with a brand spankin new album. While this new album signifies the beginning of a whole new line of opportunities for the three aspiring artists, it also serves as a seeming farewell to prior bands, e.g. Kenosis. “The CD has really ultimately blocked out the past projects, and I really think that our new songs define our true style,” said Scott when asked to comment on the relationship between this album and its effect on previous ventures. With the lack of a bassist during the couple years, June Avenue recruited Jake Olson, an old high school friend of Jeremy and Joe. Although Jake was picked up only recently, he had excelled in learning all of the tunes the others had in store for him. As of now, June Avenue is looking to bust into the music scene as hard as they can with their upbeat tunes and catchy lyrics.

Discography

"S/T" June Avenue EP

Set List

where you belong
tonight is not your night
there goes my life
on our way