Fooled By April
Fooled by April has always been a bundle of contradictions. Some describe them as the bastard sons of Cheap Trick and Fountains Of Wayne, while others compare them more to what the Clash might have been had they listened to a lot more KISS. Too pop to be rock, too rock to be pop, the band's ragged rock-and-roll enthusiasm is always tempered by the need to get those four-part harmonies just right. The band's precursor EP (produced by Whiskeytown's Mike Daly, and also available here on CDBaby.com) turned some heads by being the #1 seller on CDBaby.com in it's first two weeks and a continuous top-seller since. And as one of the top-ten most added records in the country in it's first week at radio, it later broke into the CMJ Top 200 chart. It wasn't long before many TV and film placements came through MTV, Sony, Disney and several independents, culminating in a national heavy-use placement of their song, 'Nice to See You,' by the ABC Family Channel over the past year on network and cable. Not too shabby for an unsigned band doing it all on their own. This new self-titled record is the band's first full-length, so the CD Release itself warranted a big show and a huge party. On June 4th, 2005, Fooled by April headlined in front of 300 people at the Paradise Rock Club with their good buddies Scamper supporting, along with two hot new major label acts opening, The Redwalls and American Minor. It was a crowning achievement after the band's relentless touring of the Northeast and Midwest, which has brought them to many showcases at the CMJ Music Festival in New York City, the NEMO Festival in Boston and the prestigious South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX. Enjoy the record, and please leave a comment and let the boys know what you think!