Monday, July 30, 2007

Red Button - Press Release

Well, I wish this was about a new album release, but it's still a cool thing. I'll cut and paste the entire release:

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Syndicated/Sirius Satellite Radio Show Little Steven's Underground Garage Picks "Cruel Girl" as 'The Coolest Song In The World' This Week In His Chart In Billboard Magazine's July 28th Issue

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The Red Button To Perform A Rare Acoustic Set At The International Pop Overthrow Music Festival At Spaceland, August 7th

Little Steven knows a thing or two about great pop songs from underground garage bands. This week the radio host of "Little Steven's Underground Garage," on Sirius Satellite Radio and syndicated around the country on 300 plus terrestrial radio stations, has chosen “Cruel Girl” by The Red Button as "The Coolest Song In The World This Week" according to his chart running in Billboard Magazine’s July 28th issue.

The Red Button is made up of two brilliant and highly accomplished L.A.-based singer-songwriters: Seth Swirsky (who has written hits for everyone from Al Green to Taylor Dayne to Rufus Wainwright) and Mike Ruekberg (formerly of the Geffen Records band, Rex Daisy). Their debut album of 11 melodic pop songs, She’s About To Cross My Mind, has won the highest praise from critics and pop fans worldwide:

Shindig Magazine has called them “the pop princes of 2007” while pop historian John Borack wrote in Goldmine Magazine that She’s About To Cross My Mind" is pop the way Paul McCartney and God must have intended it!”

David Bash, renowned pop music journalist and Founder/CEO of The International Pop Overthrow Music Festival wrote in Bucketful of Brains Magazine that “Swirsky and Ruekberg are the best pairing since peanut butter met chocolate” while Amplifier Magazine says She’s About To Cross My Mind “is nothing short of a clinic in sheer pop velocity."

Even Norman “Hurricane” Smith, who engineered every song by The Beatles from 1962 through 1966, said "If The Red Button had been around in the '60s when I was producing, I would have signed them to EMI."

The Red Button will perform a rare acoustic set at The International Pop Overthrow Music Festival at Spaceland in Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 7th at 10:00 PM.

Tuesday, August 7
Spaceland / International Pop Overthrow Music Festival
1717 Silverlake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 661-4380
21 and over, $8

To hear what everyone is talking about (and see the video to “Cruel Girl”), visit The Red Button at or