Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|The Red Button|
She's About To Cross My Mind
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The Red Button is made up of Los Angeles-based singer-songwriters Seth Swirsky and Mike Ruekberg. Ruekberg's indie credentials are rock solid as writer and singer for beloved Minneapolis-based pop-rockers Rex Daisy and wro... more »
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The Red Button is made up of Los Angeles-based singer-songwriters Seth Swirsky and Mike Ruekberg. Ruekberg's indie credentials are rock solid as writer and singer for beloved Minneapolis-based pop-rockers Rex Daisy and wrote the soundtrack for an underachieving but beloved indie film (Dummy, starring Adrien Brody). Swirsky's legitimate music credentials are impressive: He's written hit songs for dozens of artists, ranging from Al Green to Tina Turner to Taylor Dayne. (He's also written three hugely successful books about baseball!) The two met in 2004, when Seth was recording his first solo album, Instant Pleasure (which went on to win Best Pop Album at the 2005 Los Angeles Music Awards). They shared one passion above all: A love of concise, melodic pop songs. She's About to Cross My Mind is the result of that meeting: eleven pop songs created, says Goldmine Magazine, the way God and Paul McCartney must have intended. Amplifier Magazine and International Pop Overthrow Music Festival founder David Bash says Swirsky and Ruekberg can now wear their rightful crown as the Peter Holsapple/Chris Stamey of the New Millennium .
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Pure pop perfection
Music maven | Amherst, MA | 07/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've always thought there are two kinds of songs that stick in your head: those that stick like chewing gum on the bottom of your shoe (Barry Manilow songs and the Leave it to Beaver theme song), and those that stick like the memory of your first kiss (early Beatles, Buddy Holly, Lovin' Spoonful). The ability to produce the second kind is one of the rarest and most valuable gifts in music, and one that has been in very short supply for the past 30 years. She's About to Cross My Mind Again is the happy exception. The whole CD is full of cheerful melodies and skipping beats of a kind not heard since Merseybeat was the big thing. But be warned: these songs are seriously addictive. If you listen to "Can't Stop Thinking About Her" just once, the song will take over your mind for the rest of the day. You will forget about your job and your children, and you won't know--or care--where you are. You'll find yourself walking to the rhythm, rocking back and forth and grinning like an idiot as the song runs on an endless loop through your head. You'll find it hard to have a conversation with anyone else because all you want to do is burst out singing the chorus. The one consolation is that you'll be as happy as a person can be. There's no way you listen to these songs and be anything but giddy.
The lyrics are as sunny and light as the melodies, exactly as they should be in this kind of music. It is blissfully free of attitude, too. No mid-tempo, monotone, mumbled slacker songs anywhere in sight, thank god. Just youthful joy and the miracle of a perfect three-minute single."
Red Button Rocks!
Vander | 02/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Truly great albums don't spring up overnight, so to say The Red Button's album is refreshing is an understatement. I find it usually takes about 4 tracks into a record to know if it just 'clicks,' and once you get to 'She's Going Down' you'll reach that conclusion.
The 60s niche is more than easily filled here with tracks like "Gonna Make You Mine" and "Free" sounding like something you'd find on The Beatles' classic records. Cozy and clever lyrics mixed with relatable and memory inducing themes, The Red Button reminds you what its like to throw in a CD that makes you forget about the worries of the world and enjoy it.
Each track strengthens one another to form a comfortable, crisp and endlessly satisfying album on the whole. Perhaps the greatest achievement made by the artists here is creating tracks that you can leave on repeat, hear over and over, and appreciate each and every time."
Modern-day version of a 60s band - for those of us who miss
Michelle Levine | Jerusalem, Israel | 07/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"carefree & whimsical, she's about to cross my mind is reminiscent of the monkeys, the beatles and the beach boys. play this music to set your mood-ring to happy-go-lucky fun, on your way to work or while you cruise the streets of venice beach in your stylin' VW van."