The Debutantes are an indie rock band that combines textured, layered melodies with frantic bursts of ear-splitting feedback. Fractured lyrical imagery fills out the band's atmospheric sound and their live show has earned them a fast growing following in Boston and beyond.
"They're a jangled, feedback-scarred indie-rock outfit with a knack for outbreaks of My Bloody Valentine distortion, and they're gifted with the kind of spartan, knockout rhythm section that's been de rigueur since the Strokes hit." - Boston Phoenix
"Fans of moody rock music, rejoice! The Debutantes have an album you can (with a certain sullen caution and more generalized brand of moodiness) dig...fans of The Cure, The Smiths and the aforementioned Joy Division should instantly take to it. They might even tell all their friends about it. I know I will." - Splendid Magazine
"Sparkling guitars ring throughout this release. Lines intertwine and enmesh reminding me of bands like early New Radiant Storm King and a slightly less jangly and more angular version of the Feelies. This album is a fine addition to the indierock genre, with lineage that passes back through a forgotten era of college rock that predates the horrifying term "alternative" and includes the previously touched upon bands (Unrest, the Feelies), along with bands like Pylon, (old) Yo La Tengo, and occasionally digs further back to the likes of Jonathan Richman and even a much lighter Velvet Underground. Recommended! Well worth hunting down!" - Three Imaginary Girls
"We have to say we really get excited when we get great music...Late Night Shutdown by the Debutantes, a four-piece out of Allston, MA, was and will remain a great listen... They get an overall WOW! I would happily list nine of the ten tracks as standouts, but that would be overzealous - though totally doable." - South of Mainstream
"The potential for future greatness is obvious." - Copacetic