The April Skies

The April Skies

 Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
BandAlternativeIndie

A classic band, rooted in alternative/indie music from the 80's/90's/00's -- still making new music. Think U2, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Cure, Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers.

Biography

Originally forming in Hershey, Pennsylvania during the late 80's and inspired by college/alternative music scene from that time, The April Skies came to life in the early 90's and quickly became one of the premiere bands-you-should-have-heard-of, landing gigs at NYC's infamous CBGB, DC's 930 club and so many other venues in between. Their debut release 1991's "A Strange Western Mood" was hailed by some music critics as the best indie release of 1991. The band then followed that release up with the Mitch Easter (Let's Active, REM) produced "Drive-In EP" in 1992 along with constant touring before burning out at the end of the year. 

After a few years away and numerous line-up changes, the band re-emerged in 2002, releasing The Breathe EP, then followed it up with 2005's "Flood", 2006's "How It All Played Out", 2009's self-titled "The April Skies" – all of which received favorable national press. During this time, the band continued to tour consistently throughout the northeast featuring at venues like NYC's Mercury Lounge and Lancaster, PA's Chameleon club, and featured year after year at music festivals in Dewey Beach, DE (Dewey Beach Popfest, Dewey Beach Music Conference).

In 2012, the band again re-tooled the lineup and released "Yet It Floats" EP.  The April Skies currently consist of founding member Jake Crawford (guitars, vocals), David Kemper (vocals, guitars), Jason Leidich (bass, vocals) and Mitch Curry (drums).

Currently, The April Skies are at work on a new full length release (slated for fall 2016 release) and is ramping up tour dates throughout the northeast US.

Throughout the years, The April Skies have shared the stage with high-profile artists such as Ride, The Ocean Blue, The Lemonheads, Don Peris (The Innocence Mission), Tommy Stinson (The Replacements), Eve’s Plumb, Riverside, Jason Isbell, The Hold Steady and so many more.


Set List

Our set list varies from show to show - consisting of picks from all of our release and the occasional well-selected cover.