I have Chris over at Local Vertical to thank for the discovery of this little gem.
April Smith & The Great Picture Show hail from Brooklyn USA and are producing some seriously catchy tunes, with the strong vocals of April Smith the main focal point of the band’s sound. Chris mentioned the words ‘Vaudeville’ and ‘carnivals’ when describing their music and I totally get that old-time torch song vibe when listening to their stuff – it’s fun, plain and simple.
April Smith & The Great Picture Show have recently released Songs For A Sinking Ship and are currently touring in the US with the wonderful Langhorne Slim – visit their myspace for details, and check out ‘Can’t Say No’ while you’re there. It’s a goodie.
(Image from the band’s website)