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As Far As Yesterday Goes – Review in Blog Critics Music

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 in News & Reviews | 0 comments

Swirsky and Ruekberg are just about perfect partners. Swirsky’s romantic optimism is kept in check by Ruekberg’s sense of realism. They combine to create catchy melodies, tight harmonies, with sound production values.

They never try to do what they are not capable of doing. They are not trying to change the music world or produce musical epics. What they consistently do is create three minute pop songs that would have been perfect fare back in the days of 1960s AM radio. The songs stay with you and are still playing in your mind hours later. They both admit they are drawn to the music of that era and it remains the kind they like to create and play. If you are going to produce music, it might as well be a sound that is true to your personal vision and that is what the Red Button consistently does and does well.

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Big Hollywood Review: The Red Button’s New Album ‘As Far as Yesterday Goes’ Channels the Best of ‘60s

Posted on Jul 20, 2011 in News & Reviews | 0 comments

The new disc remains retro down to its fab cover photo, a glimpse of a mod harpist playing in a field of honey-wheat grass. But there’s nothing moldy about the melodies spread across this luminous 12-track release.

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Review by George Graham

Posted on Jul 13, 2011 in News & Reviews | 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 in News & Reviews | 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 in News & Reviews | 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 in News & Reviews | 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 in News & Reviews | 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 in News & Reviews | 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 in News & Reviews | 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 in News & Reviews | 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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