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Jun 01

“Terrible Things” is being featured in the season 6 promo for Showtime’s hit series “Weeds”! I’m a HUGE fan of the show and am honored to see Mary-Louise Parker looking drop-dead gorgeous while digging holes to my song. Check it out below and on TV!

May 20

Check out the Limited Edition Posters now available in the webstore designed by Two Arms Inc.  We have a very limited amount and they won’t be available at shows on the tour so get one while you can!

May 10

So you’re halfway across the country and you can’t make it to Brooklyn Bowl this Friday for our set at Deli Magazine’s Best of NYC Fest? Don’t cry! Livestream is covering the event and bringing it to YOU, wherever you are! All you have to do is click on this link and we’ll do the rest!

http://www.livestream.com/aprilsmithmusic

Now dry your eyes and maybe you’ll get ice cream if you’re good.

Apr 21

It’s time for us to hit the road again! We’ll me touring for a few weeks in May and June…and beyond! Here are the confirmed dates and we’ll probably add some too. See you all very soon!

05/14/10 Brooklyn Bowl - Deli Magazine Best of NYC Fest - Brooklyn, NY 9:00pm

05/20/10 The Middle East Cafe - Cambridge, MA 8:00pm

05/22/10 Maxwells - Hoboken, NJ 9:30pm

05/25/10 Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH 8:00pm

05/26/10 Schubas - Chicago, IL 8:00pm

05/27/10 Off Broadway Nightclub - Saint Louis, MO 8:00pm

05/28/10 The Basement - Nashville, TN 8:00pm

05/30/10 The Earl - Atlanta, GA 8:00pm

06/01/10 IOTA Club & Cafe - Arlington, VA 8:00pm

06/02/10 Club Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA 8:00pm

Apr 18

Hi everyone!!!

I’ve been getting comments, posts, tweets and emails all day and I just want to thank you all! We were very honored to perform on A Prairie Home Companion and we are so grateful for your support! It has been a truly magnificent time for us and we can’t thank you enough for making us feel so special!

It seems that, after hearing the show, many of you purchased the album on my website, iTunes and Amazon. YOU MADE US NUMBER 15 on the iTunes POP CHARTS!! WOW, you really like us!

I hope you’ll all sign up for the mailing list so that you’ll know when we’re coming to your town! And please do follow us on Twitter too…we are @aprilsmithmusic, @thestevens, @martyokay and @nickydagostino.

Thanks again, friends. We can’t say it enough :)

All good things for you and yours,

April and the boys

Apr 16

That’s right, we’ll be competing in Prairie Home Companion’s Battle of the Bands this Saturday, April 17th, at 6 PM EST!  We’ll play 2 songs, listeners will be asked to vote for their favorite band and the lucky winners get to play a THIRD song and win a coveted Silver Water Tower trophy!

Here is the link to listen to the show and vote… http://prairiehome.publicradio.org.  This is a huge honor, as we’re all big fans of the show!!  Please vote and feel free to encourage others!

Mar 16

Check us out in Esquire’s SXSW Bands to Add to Your iPod Now!
Link: http://www.esquire.com/the-side/feature/sxsw-best-bands-2010-031010

“What do you call a female Brooklyn songwriter with a smarmy, witty lyrical edge, a band that plays as if they’d just stepped out of the Brill Building, and a voice that’s got the squeaky charm of Gwen Stefani’s? Howabout: the next Lily Allen.”

Feb 26

April’s song “Colors” is featured as NPR’s Song of the Day! Check it out!

April Smith: Sunny Energy, Stage-Friendly Sauciness

April Smith was born to be an entertainer. A native of the New Jersey shore —though her old-timey sensibility wouldn’t fit in too well on an MTV reality show — she radiates sunny energy and stage-ready sauciness. Her powerful, lustrous voice is the rare kind that stands out among a thousand pop stars. Just ask her fans: When Smith put out a request for funds, they readily coughed up $13,000 to cover the production of her album, Songs for a Sinking Ship.

“Colors” is the buoy that floats to the top of the record: It’s an up-tempo jaunt that illustrates one side of a long-distance relationship, not lamenting the isolation but instead looking fixedly to the future. Both a plea for the separation to end and a promise to remain steadfast, “Colors” is at least as much a ballad of heartfelt yearning as it is a stomp-and-swagger jam. It depicts seaborne loyalty that recalls Penelope’s long and faithful wait for Odysseus; Smith’s spunk convinces listeners that, also like Penelope, she’s not helpless, but rather the rock of the relationship. “Like a lighthouse guides a shipwrecked sailor safely from the sea,” she sings, “I’ll wear your colors till you come back home to me.”