What is it about the Midwest that produces songwriters who evoke feelings of another time and another place? Whatever deep psychological motivation, it is surely an influence on this Dayton quartet and their simple, to-the-point pop songs. RUETSCHLE's structures and melodies have more in common with early rock/n/roll than anything today. And that faux-accent certainly is not a product of the local school system. The songs on EXOTIC DESTINATIONS are as good and consistent as the band has produced over their three-full-lengths. It is an album not to be missed.
RUETSCHLE/ Mike Ruetschle- vocals, guitar. Cooper- bass. Andy Ingram- drums.