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April Sixth

April Sixth: Mariposa Ave.Mariposa Ave. (2003)
Warner Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 2.5


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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One of Elektra's new(er) signings, April Sixth, fits a radio-rock niche that I'm sure will slide into the watered-down standard nicely when they release their upcoming full-length, but this recently released EP shows them to be a tolerable five-piece; aside from their overtly shitty name anyway, reg.
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One of Elektra's new(er) signings, April Sixth, fits a radio-rock niche that I'm sure will slide into the watered-down standard nicely when they release their upcoming full-length, but this recently released EP shows them to be a tolerable five-piece; aside from their overtly shitty name anyway, regardless of what personal / noteworthy significance it may carry.

Musically, the band basically sounds like a less marketable Hoobastank (subtract the occasional arena sound). The guitars are competently choppy and don't fall into the trap of being overproduced garbage, while the vocalist resembles a higher-pitched Dustin Kensrue. The band is of the Christian faith, but you wouldn't know it until someone mentioned it to you. Sure, their lyrics are comprised of self-worth strife and quests for "wholeness" (the latter of which the press release claims), but there's no blatant Jesus references, thankfully; of course, you could always say they aren't blatant in that sense as to be more accessible.

They're one of those bands where nothing would make you want to run out and buy the disc, but if you heard them at work or something ("Bring Me Down" is the appropriate single from this), you'll just shrug your shoulders and hum along, continuing your business.

STREAM (REAL / WM)
"Bring Me Down"
"Somewhere Waiting"
"See Me Alone"
"Roses"
"Suicidal"
"Come Set Free"

 


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Anonymous (January 28, 2005)

April sixth is supposedly the date that jesus was born on the Gregorian calendar... not december 25th. Also i think their new album will be titled 14 days away. 14 days after april sixth is 4/20. Thats y they chose that as their band name.

Anonymous (January 28, 2005)

April sixth is supposedly the date that jesus was born on the Gregorian calendar... not december 25th. Also i think their new album will be titled 14 days away. 14 days after april sixth is 4/20. Thats y they chose that as their band name.

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

yea!!! What significance does that name hold. Its not about the names meaning all the time it is about what sticks and fits. who can forget the name April Sixth? I didnít and apparently there are many more who didnít.

Anonymous (February 24, 2004)

I have been a fan of april sixth for quite some time. i feel that when they hit radio the phones are going to be ringing off the hook- "dude what was that band who just played?"- "those guys were so good, can you play them again?"

The review done by the author of this site says that April Sixth is not so good of a name. But than What is I mean what was David Grohl thinking when the band decided to be called the Foofighters

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

april sixth is the day before my brother's birthday, and two days before my father's... small world

Anonymous (February 10, 2004)

I happen to see these guys live not that long ago and they were surprisingly enjoyable (especially their stage presence) considering their style. Not punk, but not bad.

Anonymous (February 7, 2004)

I'mgonnagetfreeI'mgonnagetfreeI'mgonnagetfree

Anonymous (February 7, 2004)

funny you mention ska, its the old drummer from save ferris

Anonymous (February 7, 2004)

another band we all have waited for

Anonymous (February 6, 2004)

They should be April 20th. Its 420, and Hitler's birthday.

-sickboi

Anonymous (February 6, 2004)

i love ska

thriceequalsgod (February 6, 2004)

awesome, ive been waiting for a band like this...

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