There’s something beautifully haphazard to the April Magazine experience: sometimes ramshackle pop workers, sometimes tight ethereal jammers, & sometimes dreamy soundscape makers. When played live they’ll take you someplace far away; when recorded you’ll get a real taste of low fidelity dream pop for a seemingly never-ending afternoon.
The band is usually composed of Peter Hurley, Kati Mashikian, David Diaz, & Mike Ramos; but from my understanding, an April Magazine recording may include all four members, just Peter & Kati, only Peter, or a slew of other friends filling in. Mike’s minimal drumming & David’s spaced-out guitar playing create the perfect backdrop to Kati’s driving bass & Peter’s lead guitar; while the latter two trade off vocals.
Catch the band at venues around San Francisco, at Hit Gallery, or playing under a freeway overpass at dusk.