Wake Up Call
RED SEPTEMBER's songs are like days in a life. Just as some days are fast, others are slow. Some are light and humorous, others serious and sober. Since a life cannot be judged by just one day, Red September is a band that resists being pinned down by any single style. Songwriter Peter Schorn's unique take on the world (fueled by caffeine and annoyance), create songs that vary in tone from being a sympathetic friend to being the loud guy at the end of the bar yelling about how the world is going to hell, (and is he the only one noticing?), to anyone in earshot. Combined with a commitment to powerhouse live performance and a desire to make the music world safe once again for the honest, hard-working, self-indulgent guitar solo, Red September fuses intelligent lyrics, pop sensibility and a cynical attitude into a swirling wall of sound & fury that is familiar, yet indescribable. Is it possible to change the world AND still have some fun? Red September intends to find out! RED SEPTEMBER is: Peter Schorn - Lead vocals, guitars; Paul Brown - Drums; Cliff Finch - Bass, backing vocals, Mark Murawski-guitar QUOTES: [Wake Up Call'] bristles with brains and rock brawn, with punk vigor thrown in for good measure and pop overtones to get listeners heads bobbing.' Papers-Metro Detroit area. This trio specialize in well-crafted punk rock and roll rife with soaring harmonies and great powerpop hooks. You'll find this an enjoyable spin from start to finish. Fantastic!The Big Takeover ¡*Wake Up Call unleashes 11 tremendous tracks brimming with hard-edged yet heartfelt harmonies.Â¡Â¨-SciFi Magazine 'Although the name might give the impression the band is shooting for a bleak sound, the music is quite poppy and fun. Happy guitars share the spotlight with good rock and roll hooks and harmonies. But despite the pop edge, [the] songs are not without meaning.' -The Detroit News Great stuff, this! [Wake Up Call] packs a one-two punch of poppy, yet hard-driving rock with insightful (and inciteful) lyrics.VEQ Fan Zine They craft catchy, hungry pop songs that are drenched in punk attitude and guitar lifted straight from Husker Du. This band has a strong collection of songs that stick to the listener's brain quite easily. A lot of quality music can be found here.All Music Guide Red September is more than your average US rock band. They sound like the Ramones, Replacements and the more power-pop side of Husker Du and share with Bob Mould a gloomy view of the world wrapped up in loud and energizing music. Soundsxp.com U.K. A rather surprising lot, Red September is. What I figured would be just another punk band actually turned out to be one heck of a find. This Is Life is a throwback to the late '80s power pop scene. It's a gem to say the least. This Is Life is an impressive album that entertained throughout. A guilty pleasure that you'll want to indulge in. -Fifty-Fifty-Miami Red September blares straight forward rock n roll without the bullshit and reminds us about the great music brewed in the Detroit scene. -The Michigander Wake Up Call begs for attention and is likely to receive it¨ -Altarnative.com This Is Life is a very literate and insightful commentary on the quirkiness of modern society, delivered with an ironic and sometimes humorous with guitar driven rock instilled with great urban energy backed by superb melody and sophistication. Highly recommended! - -Renegade Newsletter-East Lansing, MI Rock city pop with mondo lead guitar, harmonies, production and a positive, observational outlook, point to a potential breakthrough act. With stuff like this, who could possibly forget the Motor City? -Flipside Magazine-Los Angeles This Is Life has an alternative flavor, a punk attitude, pop songwriting flair, and enough ass-kicking axework to please guitar rock fans. Add to that the sick, irreverent, sarcastic humor in the songs like My God (Can Beat Up Your God), and the only remaining question is Why aren't the major labels salivating yet? -Renegade Newsletter These guys are well worth checking out, one shouldnÂ¡Â¦t hesitate to actively hunt for Red September. - Tail Spins Magazine-Chicago, IL Having heard some buzz on Detroit's Red September, I stuck around...They were good! -Scene Magazine-Cleveland Red September kicks things off with*Living In Oblivion¨, pure power-pop at it's finest! -Jam Rag-Detroit, MI Straight ahead rock and roll from the Motown, nothing flashy. Just rock as it should be.¨- Etch Magazine-East Lansing This band could become something substantial. -Rockpile Magazine Fans of hard-rockin' power-pop a la Foo Fighters will appreciate Red September's cheerful tunefulness and breathless energy. -Demouniverse.