Gram Parsons.

We've been posting a lot of news lately about the surprisingly positive response to our radio promotion campaign; it's gone so well, in fact, that we've amassed quite a windfall due to the increased Spotify streaming of our debut album. But where most other bands would use that financial gain to invest in a touring van, recording equipment, or some other practical purchase, we've chosen a more immediately impactful option.

Inspired by the recent trend of high-profile hologram performances by deceased artists like Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, and Elvis Presley, we've contracted for a virtual version of country-rock legend Gram Parsons to join us as a special guest at our Aster Cafe show tonight.

However, this is no mere "HoloGram Parsons". Advances in hologram technology have made it possible for us to create parts for our original songs—sung and played in Parsons' style—to effectively recreate the experience of him actually sitting in with us. We've also used what money was leftover to commission matching Nudie Cohn suits for each member of the band.

We hope you will join us tonight for this once-in-a-lifetime experience—it would be foolish to miss it.

Vintage radio advertisement.

The airplay continues onward and upward this week. We've picked up higher rotations at WESS in East Stroudsberg, PA, WFCF in St Augustine, FL, WIDB in Carbondale, IL, KRUX in Las Cruces, NM, and KXUL in Monroe, LA; as well as some lighter spin frequency at KTCV in Kennewick, WA, KSDB in Manhattan, KS, WOZQ in Northampton, MA, KOTO in Telluride, CO, WMUC in College Park, MD, WRFW in River Falls, WI, WVOF in Fairfield, CT, WPNR in Utica, NY and WMCX in West Long Branch, NJ.

We also picked up a few fresh adds again at WRBC in Lewiston, ME, WRDP in Chicago, IL, RLC in Piscataway, NJ, WRMC in Middlebury, VT, WSAM in West Hartford, CT, WOBC in Oberlin, OH, WWSU in Dayton, OH, NVWR in Reno, NV, and several more.

It's so encouraging to see the momentum continuing to build as the weeks pass. If you're hearing our music on any of your local airwaves, be sure to let us know!

Radio listeners.

We're officially halfway through our radio campaign and the good news continues on.

This week we picked up 10 more adds across the country: WIUP in Indiana, PA; KRLX in Northfield, MN; WRFW in River Falls, WI; WBSR in Providence, RI; KAPU in Azusa, CA; KRNL in Mt. Vernon, IA; KSAU in Nacogdoches, TX; KCSC in Chico, CA; WDWN in Auburn, NY; and WHCL in Clinton, NY.

We've also seen increased airplay at another 9 stations, including KAOS in Olympia, WA, which we like to think would make Roger Waters proud.

As always, we send our sincere thanks to all of the program directors, DJs, and listeners who have helped make this project such a success for us.

Radio listeners.

Another week, another top 10 debut—this time at WCNI in New Haven, CT. We're also seeing increased rotation at several stations across the map: WKWZ in Syosset, NY; WDCE in Richmond, VA; WCVF in Fredonia, NY; WXUT in Toledo, OH; and WHFR in Dearborn, MI. And that's just scratching the surface of airplay and activity happening nationwide, which also includes fresh adds at WOZQ in Northampton, MA; KSPU in Seattle, WA; KFKX in Hastings, NE; WPTS in Pittsburgh, PA; WMHD in Terre Haute, IN; WESN in Bloomington, IL; WTSC in Potsdam, NY; WUSR in Scranton, PA; WVOF in Fairfield, CT; WXIN in Providence, RI; WSIA in Staten Island, NY; and WSIN in New Haven, CT. We even picked up our first add north of the border at CHMR in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Once again, cheers to all of the stations who have responded so positively to our music, and to everyone on the listening end as well!

We've gained a considerable amount of momentum in week 2 of our Planetary Group radio campaign, with a baker's dozen of stations reporting light to medium airplay already. But we're even more excited about debuting at #9 on the top 30 new music chart at KMNR in Rolla, MO and #27 at WMTS in Murfreesboro, TN. Once again, tremendous thanks to all of the stations who have taken the time to listen to our record and, more importantly, liked it enough to give us some spins.

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.