Review on Take The Pills

Posted on Jul 11, 2007 | 0 comments

As posted on

Wow, this is one of the best 60s/Beatles-influenced records I’ve heard in a while – in fact, if it weren’t for the crystal clear production, I might’ve even been fooled to think a few of these songs were authentic! These songs meet every single requirement for a perfect 60s/jangle pop record. Pristine vocal harmonies? Check. Chiming 12-string guitars? In abundance! Catchy three-minute songs with bittersweet lyrics about girls that you either long for or wish to stay away from? See tracks 1-11.

They even threw in a little psych-pop and folk for good measure. George Martin himself could not have put together a better band (ahem)… The Red Button is not exactly a band, but rather a project betwen Seth Swirsky and Mike Ruekberg, a pair of L.A.-based songwriters whose union has far surpassed anything I’ve heard from them yet. A few of these songs may sound like they were plucked right out of a bubblegum commercial, but really, this is the only style of music where that’s perfectly acceptable. Give this record a few listens and you’ll have a damn hard time trying to get the songs out of your head!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *