Fooled By April
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Fooled By April

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"The Noise"

Voted Reader's Choice for Best New Band in Boston. - Music Awards

"Boston Herald Online"

Every once in a while a band features a particular sound that is appealing to a broad range of listeners and radio stations. Fooled By April, a Boston quartet, is such a band. Incredibly poppy -- and crafted with pleasant hooks - the band's self-released CD, "Fooled By April," is radio-friendly rock at its warmest and most accessible. Fooled By April -- Jordan (drums), Pete (bass), Joe (guitar) and Gordon (vocals) -- strips it down by playing up the vocals and keeping the melodies simple and emotional. "Nobody Knows" is an excellent blast of FM sugar. Featuring cool lyrics and an understated rhythm section, it is honest and forthright. The up-tempo "Don't Want You Around" has echoes of the Ramones and XTC. It is rich with pop edges and would fit in on every Boston station from WBOS 92.9 to KISS 108. "Come In, Chicago" is crafted with a "less is more" approach. The sound is stripped down, placing heavy emphasis on Gordon's excellent vocals. Fooled By April constructs songs that are direct and catchy. In short, the band boasts modern pop music played with energy and feeling. It would be wise to keep tabs on these guys; they're probably going to be very well known someday. - Michael J. Ryan

"Luna Lounge (NYC club)"

Fooled By April are one of the rising stars at Luna Lounge here in New York City. Luna is the venue where bands like The Strokes, Interpol, and Longwave got started. The next wave will include Fooled By April, who write some of the best new pop songs this side of the Lemonheads. - Rob Sacher, Owner


Instantly getting under your skin, this is power pop that seems to take its melodies from the organic rumblings of the common human experience; never has a melody rested so perfectly in your voice, felt so familiar and essential and natural being imprinted on your brain. Exploding with bright color and flavor, carried on the momentum of driving hooks, Fooled By April has no less than mastered the art of melodic craft. If you could package the first warm day of the season, Fooled By April would be the means of delivery. - Online Distributer

"Austin Amercan Statesman"

Perfection in the form of the three(ish) minute pop song... Really catchy choruses, really catchy hooks. Big, happy, contented sigh... - Newspaper


The disc juxtaposes happy Lemonhead hooks with barbed-wire lyrics. It's musical fun undercut with just enough brains and darkness to keep you from feeling guilty about enjoying it. - E-Zine

"Mike Daly"

You're a f*cking fool if you don't like this band. - Whiskeytown

"Boston Globe"

Great power-pop... A Boston quartet with thoughtful lyrics and shaggy hair (well, except the bald guy). - Newspaper


Self-Titled EP 'FooledByApril'
'Nice to See You'


Feeling a bit camera shy


Cambridge, MA – If you devotedly watch "Seventh Heaven" reruns, you've heard it. If you just can't get enough of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, you probably hum it in your sleep. But even if you were just surfing channels, you probably heard the title track from Fooled By April's self-released EP, Nice to See You, which recently became the soundtrack to ABC Family's promotion of its fall line-up. The ad for "Smallville" and "Gilmore Girls" ran on every channel on the dial, from ABC and NBC all the way to ESPN and the Cartoon Network.

Perhaps it's an unlikely spot for FXA, but the band has always defied easy categorization. Some describe them as the bastard sons of Cheap Trick and Fountains Of Wayne, while others compare them to what the Clash might have been had they listened to a lot more KISS. Perhaps the most apt label that has been applied to them is "Hi-Fi Garage," acknowledging that as much as they bring a ragged rock-and-roll enthusiasm to their music, it is always tempered by the need to get those four-part harmonies just right.

In addition to the many TV and film placements through MTV, Sony, Disney and several independents, the EP (produced by Whiskeytown's Mike Daly) has turned some heads by being the #1 seller on in its first two weeks and a continuous top-seller since, and as one of the top ten most added records in the country in its first week at radio, later breaking into the CMJ Top 200. Not too shabby for an unsigned band doing it all on their own.

Meanwhile, Fooled By April continues promoting their record the way they always have, with relentless touring of the Northeast and Midwest—a schedule that has already brought them to 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. And this January the band is back in the studio in Brooklyn, preparing their next release for the spring, which promises to be even stronger than their debut.