Southern California Quintet April Sixth Announces Debut Album In Memory Due This Summer

Music News | Apr 5th, 2005

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First Single “Dear Angel” Hits Radio In May
April Sixth Hit The Road With Crossfade May 2

Los Angeles, CA Columbia Records proudly announces April Sixth’s debut In Memory, which hits stores this summer. This 11-song collection from the Southern California quintet was recorded in Los Angeles last fall and produced by Howard Benson (Hoobastank, My Chemical Romance) with four songs mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Snow Patrol).

The bandsongwriter and singer Christopher Wade, co-songwriter and guitarist Robert Geiser, guitarist Brian Marquez, bassist Scott Sorenson and drummer Matt Conley credits Benson with helping expand the group’s meticulously crafted mix of progressive and melodic rock on In Memory. “When we started recording this album, all we wanted to do was dial in the meanest guitar tones, rock out and call it a day,” says Geiser. “Howard showed us a different way to make music. We stayed true to our original ideas for the songs, but Howard helped us make a more dynamic record by adding different elements to each song.”

The first single “Dear Angel,” which hits radio in May manages to bring all of the band’s diverse musical styles into sharp focus. “If you want to know what we are all about, this is the song to hear,” says Geiser. “All the different places we go musically on this album creep into this song. This is who we are.”

Some bands choose great names; otherslike the Riverside, California quintet April Sixthhave great names chosen for them. For April Sixth, the date of their first big show was a date with destiny. “We needed to print up flyers for our show, but we didn’t have a name yet,” explains Wade. “Instead of coming up with something at the last second that we would regret, we just wrote down the date of the show. The name April Sixth stuckfate I guessso we decided to keep it.”

April Sixth will be on the road this spring to support In Memory with Crossfade.

The following dates are confirmed, and additional dates are to be announced.

April Sixth Headline Dates:

April 6 Riverside, CA The Showcase Theatre

April 9 Los Angeles, CA The Joint

April 15 Los Angeles, CA The Mint

April 26 Los Angeles, CA The Key Club

Crossfade Tour Date:

May 2 Springfield, MO Rockwell

May 3 Lincoln, NE Royal Grove

May 4 Minneapolis, MN Quest

May 5 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

May 11 Ft. Wayne, IN Pieres

May 12 Southbend, IN Heartland

May 13 Detroit, MI Harpo’s

May 21 Worchester, MA The Palladium

May 22 New Haven, CT Toads