debut CD by
"Television Mind is upbeat pop music. You might call this intelligent pop rock."
Dave Howell, fmsound.net.
"Shining pop-rock - the
'70s kind. That's what the Cleavers deliver, and in spades. Not only that, but the pristine production and sophisticated arrangements
contribute to distinguish Television Mind as an intelligent album that demands more from its listener. Echoes of Todd Rundgren,
10cc, Wings, Queen and Styx abound on this classy effort." Keven Mathews, nighttimes.com.
Take the melodic sophistication of latter-day Beatles, add the instrumentation of Steely
Dan, and mix it up with the pop sensibilities of Squeeze and Crowded House, and you'll come up with Television Mind,
the debut CD by The Cleavers. But that's only half the story. Combining meaningful lyrics with humor and a little punch of
satire, The Cleavers have produced a collection of sonic portraits that are truly "Picture Perfect."
Listen to each song and a drama - or a sitcom - plays inside
your "Television Mind." The opening cut, "A Little Success," cautions all who are trying to hit the big
time. "William Blake," a Harry Chapin-like song, tells how a college kid uses the poet to get the girl (yes, the
story has a feel-good ending!). The last cut, "Jungle of Love," no doubt could be the theme song for the movie version
of "Sex and the City."