Since releasing her 2006 debut album loveletterbombs, April has been on the road nonstop playing shows with her band The Great Picture Show. April has an exceedingly clear vision for her new music: She wants to take her classic retro pop sound and let it happen more simply, allowing a little Tom Waits-styled imperfection to take hold. This chaos-friendly aesthetic is something April picked up while listening to Mr. Waits during her musically charged youth.
She grew up the youngest in a very musical home in Tom's River, New Jersey - the kind of place where Brian May solos were heard more often than rings from the telephone. With music all around her, it was only natural that April created her own - with her equally talented siblings, impromptu talent shows were commonplace in the Smith household. As a youth, icons like The Andrews Sisters, Queen, John Lennon, and Robert Plant figured into April's life in a very meaningful way - so much to the point that when she was growing up she believed John Lennon was God and Robert Plant was Jesus - a pretty good indication of the reverence for music she has held ever since.
April is now preparing to tour the States in November and December 2008! Get ready for sing-along love songs brought to life by one of the coolest girls you know, April Smith and the Great Picture Show."
Please enjoy the performance video from her show at The World Café Live.
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