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Review by George Graham

Posted on Jul 13, 2011 | 0 comments

“There will never be another musical phenomenon like the Beatles, but if you are like me in always being fond of their sound and innovations, there are quite a few groups keeping the tradition alive with new music. The Red Button is about as good as you can get.”

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Review in surfrockmusic.com

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 | 0 comments

If you loved the sixties, wore a ribbon in your hair, had a wood guitar with scratches on the neck, ate grass as you sat in the park and loved deeper than you ever believed you could love — as far as yesterday goes is your ticket to those bygone days.
The opening track, CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE, reminds me of the early Beatles. Lively, bouncy and filled with sixties British Invasion gold. I did a double take when I first listened to this song. The same can be said for GIRL, DON’T. The resemblance to the early Beatles is absolutely uncanny.

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CD of the Day, July 8, 2011, absolutepowerpop.blogspot.com

Posted on Jul 8, 2011 | 0 comments

Things start strongly in the vein of the first album with Ruekberg’s excellent and insanely catchy “Caught in the Middle”, right out of the Help!-era playbook with Rickenbacker and harmonica galore. (His “I Can’t Forget”, which appears later in the album, is another great Beatles ’65 homage.) Following is the sophisticated pop of Swirsky’s title track, a moody midtempo number that compares favorably to some of the debut’s standout tracks like “It’s No Secret” and “Floating By”. Speaking of “Floating By”, the piano-based “Picture” is this album’s closest cousin with its Bacharachian feel.

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Review in The Main Edge

Posted on Jul 8, 2011 | 0 comments

The group’s second album, “As Far As Yesterday Goes,” has just been issued, and the early reviews are glowing. Some are even calling it the album to beat for 2011. Seth Swirsky and Mike Ruekberg have crafted another sonic wonderland of retro splendor.

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Review in stkarnick.com

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 | 0 comments

It’s hard to say if the new album will outperform its predecessor. However, I suspect that the only thing the first album had that this one doesn’t is the element of surprise. Pop aficionados knew what to expect from As Far as Yesterday Goes. The good news is that they won’t be disappointed.

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Review in shakefire.com

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 | 0 comments

Rating: 4.50 (out of 4.00)

The first time I listened to The Red Buttons latest album, As Far As Yesterday Goes, the first thing that came to mind was the Tom Hanks film That Thing You Do. Mind you during the 60’s and 70’s bands that carried this sound were in abundance and in this day and age of taking something old and making it new again I’m alright with what The Red Button does with this new album.

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Review in Within Us Without Us

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 | 0 comments

Seth (and Mike) are extremely talented musicians from the West Coast who, in 2011, deliver an incredible follow up to their “She’s About to Cross My Mind” album from a few years back. As soon as it came in the mail (thanks Seth) I popped it into the car stereo and was taken to the multi colored musical world of Red Button.

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Review in southwestflair.com

Posted on Jun 25, 2011 | 0 comments

As posted on www.southwestflair.com

Like the sixties? Wish you’d been there in the heat and hype of all the great music produced in a one-time era known for its musical genius? Then you will want to get a copy of The Red Button (Seth Swirsky and Mike Ruekberg) – As Far As Yesterday Goes. This CD release is packed with the kind of songs we love; upbeat, happy tunes with a Beatles/Herman’s Hermits feel that will keep you rocking long after you’ve turned it off.

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Review in Goldmine Magazine

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 | 0 comments

As posted on www.goldminemag.com

“In short, As Far As Yesterday Goes is a near-perfect record, and the sound of pop music growing up without growing old. Don’t miss it.”

John Borack, Goldmine Magazine, June 21, 2011

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Review in VillageRecords.com

Posted on Jun 14, 2011 | Comments Off on Review in VillageRecords.com

As posted on www.villagerecords.com

“A few years ago The Red Button came up with one the best, (if not the best), albums of the year. Well, they’ve done it again. Put simply they write better songs than just about anybody currently working in pop. “

— VillageRecords.com June 14, 2011

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Review in PowerPopOverdose

Posted on Jun 12, 2011 | Comments Off on Review in PowerPopOverdose

As Posted on: powerpopoverdose.blogspot.com

“YES!!!!! Seth Swirsky and Mike Ruekberg, are back with the eagerly anticipated, jangle-filled, top-notch song filled, second installment of The Red Button! In 2007, Shindig! Magazine hailed Seth and Mike as the new Power Pop Princes. We’re happy to report that their reign continues!”

–Powerpopoverdose.com June 12, 2011

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Review in PowerPopaholic

Posted on Jun 10, 2011 | Comments Off on Review in PowerPopaholic

As Posted on: powerpopaholic.blogspot.com

“Sonically this album is flawless, without a loose note and does the near impossible of topping the debut. So far this is the album to beat this year, as it quickly takes a top spot in my top ten albums of 2011. 10 out of 10!”

–Aaron Kupferberg, Powerpopaholic.com

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Review by David Bash, founder of The Int’l Pop Overthrow Music Festival (“IPO”)

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 | Comments Off on Review by David Bash, founder of The Int’l Pop Overthrow Music Festival (“IPO”)

“I’ve been listening to the new Red Button CD, ‘As Far As Yesterday Goes’. Fans will definitely be pleased, as it’s definitely as good as the last one, if not better. If you’re unfamiliar with The Red Button, you *need* to check them out. Seth Swirsky and Mike Ruekberg have definitely done it again-PURE pop for now people!”

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