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We recently began working on a radio promotion campaign with Planetary Group to see if we could get some airplay beyond our Twin Cities home base. They sent us the initial report this week and we’re feeling thrilled, encouraged, and maybe even a little bit charmed by the results.

25 stations across the U.S. have already added our debut album for potential airplay, including WCVF in Fredonia, NY, which gave us a prestigious CMJ add. If you live near and/or listen to any of these fine radio stations, let them know you want to hear The April Fools!

  • KAOS – Olympia, WA
  • KCPR – San Luis Obispo, CA
  • KCTV – Kennewick, WA
  • KDUP – Portland, OR
  • KNDS – Fargo, ND
  • KOTO – Telluride, CO
  • KSDB – Manhattan, KS
  • KXUL – Monroe, LA
  • WCFM – Williamstown, MA
  • WCVF – Fredonia, NY
  • WECB – Boston, MA
  • WGMU – Fairfax, VA
  • WGTB – Washington, DC
  • WJHU – Baltimore, MA
  • WLUR – Lexington, VA
  • WMUR – Milwaukee, WI
  • WSJU – Jamaica, NY
  • WSUR – Worcester, MA
  • WSUW – Whitewater, WI
  • WUDR – Dayton, OH
  • WUSO – Springfield, OH
  • WVYC – York, PA
  • WWUH – West Hartford, CT
  • WXAC – Reading, PA
  • WXUT – Toledo, OH

Here's a little something we threw together in the interest of spreading holiday cheer. Enjoy!

At long last, we've fully embraced the 21st century and created The April Fools Facebook page. Follow us!

We've posted a full track from our debut album—"Walking Backwards," featuring backing vocals by Katy Vernon. Hear it below!

If you didn't make it to our CD release party, you can now purchase physical or digital copies of our album from CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and more.

And if you're in or near the Twin Cities, it's also available at the Electric Fetus, Barely Brothers Records, Hifi Hair and Records, and Mill City Sound.

Star Tribune music critic Chris Riemenschneider has some kind words for our album, along with a mention of our CD release party.

The first review of our album is in, and it's a glowing one. Read what Jon Hunt has to say about The April Fools—as well as the new one from Alabama Shakes—in l'etoile.

Tune in to 89.3 The Current on Sunday, April 19 to hear The April Fools on the radio. Both United States of Americana at 8:00am (CDT) and The Local Show at 6:00pm (CDT) will be spinning some tracks from our debut album.

Thanks to Bill DeVille, David Campbell and The Current for their support!