Fooled By April

Fooled By April

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"Really catchy choruses, really catchy hooks. Perfection in the form of the three(ish) minute pop song. Big, happy, contented sigh..." - Austin American-Statesman, (SXSW Recap)

Biography

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 CDBaby.com 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.

Lyrics

Nobody Knows

Written By: Fooled By April

she's a very special girl
got everything just right
got everything lined up
she's going out tonight

grabs her favorite coat
makes her way uptown
the feeling comes and goes
on such a long ride down

and nobody knows
she's all alone
she checks her machine to see
that nobody's phoned
and it must be so hard to be
where nobody's home

it's sunday afternoon
the radio plays this song
she doesn't even know the tune
but she's been here and gone

and nobody knows
she's all alone
she checks her machine to see
that nobody's phoned
and it must be so hard to be
where nobody's home

Nice to See You

Written By: Fooled By April

it was all for you and me
now it's just a memory
wood-paneled basement entertainment century

man, i thought we had it made
back in the seventh grade
the days that we all wasted in the video arcade

so come kick off your shoes
there's nothing left to do

and it's so nice to see you here
i thought that i had lost you there
and it's so nice to see you
and i'm alright this time

so your glory days are spent
but mine's not happened yet
or did i lose 'em in a cloud of gin and cigarettes?

and i thought you had it made
back in eleventh grade
the days that we were wasted in the video arcade

so come kick off your shoes
there's nothing left to do

What You Do

Written By: Fooled By April

if you wanna stay out all night
you'd better think about baby
better think about what's right by me

if you wanna go messin' around
you'd better think about it baby
better think about what people see

because i know what you do
(nobody's gonna want you)
because i know what you do
(nobody's gonna want you)
and i'd love just to know
what you're trying to prove
when it all comes back to you
whatcha gonna do?

i've been hanging like a shattered man
but you should think about it baby
better think about the plans i'll make

i've been sitting now i'm gonna stand
if you don't think about it baby
better think about the path i'll take

Discography

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

Set List

Our sets generally consist of eleven (11) originals and, depending on the venue, one (1) or two (2) covers (e.g. The Who, The Pixies, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Rufus Wainwright, Big Star, and more depending on venue...). Set time is generally 40 - 45 minutes, but we can easily play up to two hours.