Friday, August 01, 2008

IA Anniversary Present: The April Skies

As much as Two if by Sea's original recording from early 2002 can be considered a relic, Hershey, PA's The April Skies have allowed us to share a true classic. For those of you who are not familiar with the band, they began in south central PA back in the late '80s and were a pretty big buzz band in the early '90s. This was a time when bands like The Ocean Blue and Live were not just bands that The Skies shared their local scene with, but they were bonafide major national bands. MTV still played videos, bands that are considered indie by today's standards were labeled alternative, and hardly anybody had the internet or e-mail. Bands made fans the old fashioned way, by word of mouth and playing their asses off.

The April Skies have reconfigured and changed their sound quite a bit since those days, but they are still going strong after almost 20 years and have recently shared the stage with bands like The Hold Steady, Le Loup, The Shackeltons, Plants & Animals and Middle Distance Runner. They even have a new album just about ready for the fall. For now, let's revisit a simpler time. When instead of being well into their 30's and juggling day jobs and families, they were a young and hungry band that was barely out high school and ready to take on the world. Enjoy the long forgotten "Someone Said" from 1992. Well, after you are done laughing at that recently uncovered picture from the same era. Ah, the early '90s.

mp3: Someone Said

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