What people say about Rubbersidedown and their debut album, American Romantic: 'Rubbersidedown, an upwardly mobile San Francisco band that sounds ready for arenas.' -- San Jose Mercury News '....alt songs flavored with early Brit punk, psychedelic kicks, grinding grooves, and yes, scorching guitar....This is a smart, cohesive, professional rock band. .... It's a rock radio-ready voice with an alluring rough edge..... -- Indie-Music.com 'There's something to be said for the Real Deal.....From the first blam of the guitars, and the hit of the drums on the opening song, 'Black Mountain Road', this band got my attention......(lead singer and rhythm guitar player Kevin) Casey possesses that rare blend......that spells rock star. So I stuck around. And the songs pulled me in....' -- Kimberlye Gold, GrapevineCulture, live show review, Feb. 2004 'I don't know about you, but when a band treads the line between the sloppy ferocity of The Replacements and the more commercial pop structure of Matthew Sweet or Tom Petty, I'm on board. Kevin Casey's radio-ready voice gets ample support from a clean, mean and lean rock and roll band......'Morphine' has a soulful vibe reminiscent of INXS (when they were 'on,' anyway)... .the infectious and well-written songs display a band with a focused and original sound that makes you want to hear more. Those West Coasters can lap up what is certainly an electric live show; we East Coasters will have to settle for playing the hell out of this disc until our weather perks up.' -- The MP3 Files with Bill Holmes.