| September 22, 2009|
22 September 2009
Walt Disney Records
| Pop rock, Power pop, Teen pop, Pop punk|
Read Between the Lines is the debut and only album by the now-defunct all-girl rock band KSM, released by Buena Vista Records and Walt Disney Records on September 22, 2009. The band toured with Demi Lovato to support the album. It was produced and mostly written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil. The album also includes a cover version of "I Want You to Want Me" by Cheap Trick, which was used to promote the new television series 10 Things I Hate About You on the ABC Family network.
All songs written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil, except where noted.
"Read Between the Lines," the title track and first single off the album, was named iTunes Single of the Week at the time of the album's release. Billboard's album review refers to the band as a G-rated version of the Go-Go's but with the same "distinctive individual looks, spunky stage presence and monster riffs". The review calls Avril Lavigne the band's "closest cousin", but with more punk energy, and says that "the act's rock rings harder and truer than Miley Cyrus." The review by Allmusic says "the five girls pull it off with panache, finishing the songs off with a 2000s teen pop gloss, or sometimes a '90s girl-ska-punk". Other reviews were not as favorable. While comparing the band's sound to No Doubt, lead singer Shelby Cobra's vocals are called "limited" and on the "worst squeaky side of Gwen Stefani."Shelby Cobra - lead vocals
Shae Padilla - lead guitar
Katie Cecil - rhythm guitar, backing vocals (lead vocals on tracks 4, 9)
Sophia Melon - bass, backing vocals
Kate Cabebe - drums
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