Pushing Red Buttons, who have been dubbed “The New Popes of Intelligent Rock Music” by Prog Resiste Magazine and “The Kings of Underground Weird Rock” by Rock United, will release their fourth CD "The Butterfly Net" on November 26th. Influenced by the likes of The Beatles, Todd Rundgren, Yes, The Yardbirds, Traffic, 10cc, Frank Zappa, Radiohead, XTC, Queen, Elvis Costello and Steely Dan, Pushing Red Buttons have produced an album of 13 innovative and diverse Rock songs.
Pushing Red Buttons sees itself as a group of musicians who enjoy recording somewhat "quirky" music as a break from “normalcy”.
Steve Herrig, songwriter-vocalist-keyboard player says, "The band is comprised of guys that I’ve been life long friends with and people I’ve worked with in the music industry. On previous CDs we had musicians we really admire such as, Kasim Sulton from Todd Rundgren’s band, join us. I guess, we just do what we want and don’t worry about normal Music Industry goals."
Steve explains Pushing Red Buttons is not a true gigging band and they're not seeking the all elusive record contract or spot on TV.
"In truth, we really don‘t even exist. The band is made up of touring and studio musicians that always seem too busy to play a gig. In real life, I‘m a Tour Accountant who has spent the last couple years working on tours for The Police, The Hold Steady and Mika. Right now I‘m working on (Latin Singer), Luis Miguel‘s tour and I‘m preparing Sting‘s Classical Lute Tour. So, I‘m as busy as I can be. But, when the band does get together we have fun recording music not tied to anything. We just seem intent on amusing ourselves" states Herrig.
They may not want anything, but Pushing Red Buttons have received loads of raving reviews from both domestic press as well as overseas media.
"When a band has the ability to remind me of XTC, the Partridge Family, and the Beatles, all within the confines of one release, they’ve earned both my curiosity and my respect" -- Left Off the Dial writes.
"Pushing Red Buttons reminds me of Klaatu...that should be taken as a compliment, because many people thought that Klaatu were actually the Beatles in disguise" -- Splendid E-Zine agrees.
"The Butterfly Net” will be available through The Orchard and CDBaby beginning November 26th.