Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Debutaunts debut is offensively pedestrian

Posted By on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 2:58 PM


Ever heard of an Atlanta foursome, called the Debutaunts? Me neither, but they’ve got a publicist and they’ve got a fancy pants new CD produced by Matt Goldman (Cartel), called Why Can’t We Have Fun.

…and that just about tells you everything you need to know. This is the most offensively pedestrian thing I’ve heard this city spit out in years. That’s a bold statement, I know. But seriously, the voice and guitar combo here sound like a leaf blower blasting through a well-concealed Auto-Tune in the opening number, “Everything’s Perfect.” And the Euro techno intro of “As Long As You Want Me” blends seamlessly into the soft focus mass of studio porno that defines this horrible CD. It’s hard to imagine flesh and blood human beings conjuring something so trite. These songs sound like a machine spit them out after processing marketing data and trend projections, and then fed them into some kind of self-aware music genome program. They are a glitch in the Matrix that take shape as a commercial for a contrived lifestyle.

This isn’t a band, this is a team of marketing heads, producers, engineers and super computers brainstorming to create a product that will be used to sell other products — masquerading as indie rock — and it is a crime against humanity.

(Photo courtesy Big Hassle Media)

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