Some describe Fooled By April 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. 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 many TV and film placements through MTV, Sony, Disney and several independents, the band (produced by Whiskeytown's Mike Daly) turned some heads by being a #1 seller on CDBaby.com and one of the top ten most added records in the country in its first week at radio, later breaking into the CMJ Top 200 chart. Not too shabby for an unsigned band doing it all on their own.
Fooled By April's relentless touring of the Northeast and Midwest 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.