ALBUM She’s About To Cross My Mind
ARTIST The Red Button
LABEL Self-released
SUMMARY Is this finely crafted tribute to gorgeous 60s music, a pastiche or a honest-to-goodness new millennial approximation? Can’t honestly say. However, I am utterly convinced that this is probably the finest pure powerpop album since the heady days of the late 90s. Think of those classic Myracle Brah and Cherry Twister albums and you’d understand.

Consisting of Seth Swirsky and Mike Ruekberg, supported by a host of talented players, The Red Button makes evoking the verve of Lennon, melodicism of Wilson, sophistication of Bacharach, folksiness of McGuinn sound almost natural and organic.

Focused and consistent, the songwriting on She’s About To Cross My Mind is very much targeted on 1964-1966 with a hint of the psychedelia to come. A tad nostalgic at times but I figured that that’s probably the whole point.

So shout it out loud – 60s pop is alive and thriving! All you need to do is to push the Red Button.

KEY TRACKS Cruel Girl, She’s About Cross My Mind, Floating By, I Could Get Used To You, Hopes Up, Can’t Stop Thinking About Her, Ooh Girl, Free.
SOUNDS LIKE The Beatles, Beach Boys, The Byrds, Burt Bacharach, the Monkees, Elvis Costello, the Smithereens.