An April March

Summary

An April March
OriginKitchener, Ontario, Canada
GenresAlternative rock, Shoegazing, Ethereal, Dream pop
Years active1989 (1989)–1999 (1999)
LabelsBedazzled Records, Antarctic Press, Cartwheel Productions, Apostrophe Records, Intrepid Records, Castle von Buhler, Silber Records, Losing Today, Plan Eleven, Dewdrops Records.
Associated actsThe Curtain Society
Websitemyspace.com/anaprilmarch
MembersDanella Hocevar
Chris Perry
Michael Klüg
Past membersJoel Walsh (drums)
Robert Lambke (bass)
Andrew Starling
Meredith Bannon
Ian Ring (saxophone)

An April March was a Canadian alternative rock band formed in Kitchener, Ontario, in 1989. The band's last incarnation consisted of singer/guitarist Danella Hocevar, guitarist Chris Perry and drummer Michael Klüg. The band "An April March" is not to be confused with April March, an unrelated artist, as well as Russian and French bands called by similar names.[1]

History

The band members met in 1989 in Kitchener, Ontario, called themselves The Whittingtons and self-released a demo cassette.[2] After Hocevar and Perry moved to Toronto, the band changed its name to An April March and began recording and performing in Toronto at local venues such as the Horseshoe Tavern. Their stylistic influences include dream pop, shoegazing, ethereal and ambient. The earliest lineup under the new name was Hocevar and Perry, with Bob Lembke on bass and Joel Walsh on drums. Some early recordings and performances also included Ian Ring (later of The Dervishes)on saxophone, who played with the band for about a year. The group broke up in 1999, playing their last show on 29 April of that year.[3]

In 1991, An April March also contributed one song, "Jade", to the Giant Leap of Faith 2 compilation album released on vinyl and produced by University of Waterloo radio station manager Bill Wharrie.[4]

In 1993 the band signed with the Washington, DC-based label Bedazzled Records and released their first full-length album, Impatiens.[5] Subsequent releases were Instruments of Lust and Fury (EP – 1995), Lessons in Vengeance (1995), Adagio (EP – 1996), It Goes Without Saying (1997), and Something once true is always true... (1999).[6][7]

An April March recorded songs for a the Cocteau Twins tribute album, released on Half Gifts (Dewdrop Records, 2002).[8][9] The band also recorded the song Alec Eiffel for The Pixies tribute release Pixies Fuckin' Die! (The Orchard, 1999).[10]

The band released two videos: "Lava"[11] and "Scarlet Bliss".[12]

After splitting up in 1999, the band members pursued solo careers, with Hocevar releasing music under the moniker 'Danellatron'.[13] Chris Perry has become a recognized record producer.[14][15][16][17]


Discography

Albums, EPs and 7-inches

  • Last of Ariadne/No Answer, Apostrophe Records/Cartwheel Productions, 1992 (split 7-inch with the Curtain Society's "No Answer").[18]
  • Impatiens, Cartwheel Productions, 1993 (CD)[5]
  • Lava, Bedazzled Records, 1996, (7-inch)[19]
  • Instruments of Lust and Fury, Bedazzled Records, 1995 (EP)[20][21]
  • Lessons in Vengeance, Bedazzled Records, 1995 (CD)[22][23]
  • Adagio, Bedazzled Records, 1996 (EP)[24]
  • It Goes Without Saying, Bedazzled Records, 1997 (CD)[24][25]
  • Something once true is always true..., Bedazzled Records, 1999 (CD)[26]

Singles and compilations

  • "Scarlet Bliss, on Indie-Can 1992, Intrepid Records, 1992.[27]
  • "Ceiling", on ANON, Castle von Buhler, 1993.[28]
  • "Delirium", on Woke Up Smiling, Bedazzled Records, 1995.[29]
  • "The Red Dots", on Radio Hepcats, Antarctic Press, 1996.[30]
  • "Avidbake", Alleviation, Silber Records, 1996.[31]
  • "Waltz of the Flowers" (An April March vs. Pi Tchaikovsky), Bedazzled Records, 1997 (also contains videos for "Scarlet Bliss" and "Lava").[32]
  • "Let Everyone Down", on Losing Day Vol. 1, Losing Today Records, 1998.[33]
  • "Daylight Falters", on News From Nowhere, Plan 11 Records, 1998.[34]
  • "Alex Eiffel" on the Pixies tribute release Pixies Fucking Die, The Orchard, 1999.[10]
  • "Pink Orange Red", on Half-Gifts: A Tribute to the Cocteau Twins, Dewdrop Records, 2002.[8][9]

See also

References

  1. ^ An April March interview from QRD No. 13. Silbermedia.com. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  2. ^ "The Whittingtons – The Whittingtons". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  3. ^ An April March – Discover music, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures at. Last.fm (11 February 2009). Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Various – A Giant Leap Of Faith Volume Two". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  5. ^ a b An April March – Impatiens (CD) at Discogs. Discogs.com (17 December 1992). Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  6. ^ An April March Discography Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  7. ^ The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music – An April March. Ectoguide.org (24 October 2005). Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  8. ^ a b Tributes Archived 25 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine. The Cocteau Twins. (19 September 2000). Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  9. ^ a b Various – Half-Gifts: A Tribute To The Cocteau Twins (CD) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  10. ^ a b Pixies Fuckin Die: Various Artists: Music. Amazon.com. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  11. ^ "YouTube". 7 April 2016. Archived from the original on 7 April 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  12. ^ "YouTube". 5 March 2016. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  13. ^ Datafreq vs. Danellatron* – Monumental (Vinyl) at Discogs. Discogs.com (2 January 2010). Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  14. ^ Canadian Country Music Awards – Archives Archived 15 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Ccma.org. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  15. ^ "NXNE 2010 | June 14 – 20 | TORONTO CANADA » 2010 Conference Panelists". 29 May 2010. Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  16. ^ JUNO Awards 2010. CTV.ca. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  17. ^ "Carolyn Dawn Johnson". Facebook.com. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  18. ^ An April March / Curtain Society, The – The Last Of Ariadne / No Answer (Vinyl) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  19. ^ An April March – Lava (Vinyl) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  20. ^ Instruments of Lust & Fury: April March: Music. Amazon.com. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  21. ^ An April March – Instruments Of Lust And Fury (CD) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  22. ^ Lessons in Vengeance: April March: Music. Amazon.com. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  23. ^ An April March – Lessons In Vengeance (CD, Album) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  24. ^ a b An April March – Adagio (CD) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  25. ^ Goes Without Saying: April March: Music. Amazon.com. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  26. ^ An April March – ...Something Once True, Is Always True... (CD) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  27. ^ Various – Indie-Can 1992 (CD) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  28. ^ Various – Anon (CD, Album) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  29. ^ Various – Woke Up Smiling (CD) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  30. ^ Various – Radio Hepcats (CD) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  31. ^ Various – Alleviation (CD) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  32. ^ Various – Xmas 97 (CD) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  33. ^ Various – Losing Today Volume I (CD) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  34. ^ Various – News From Nowhere (CD) Discogs. Retrieved 22 October 2011.

External links

  • myspace.com/danellahocevar
  • myspace.com/datafreqvsdanellatron
  • chrisperry.ca
  • An April March discography
  • An April March credits, AllMusic Guide
  • Danella Hocevar credits, AllMusic Guide'