"In the cleverly named Demo: The Album, White Plains band For the Hutch has made a surprisingly polished and catchy debut. Steeped in the East Coast punk scene, the group delivers a disc that is given to influences ranging from Husker Du to Urge Overkill to Ugly Kid Joe. Songs like 'Opposite Tuesday' and 'Bermuda Love Triangle' demonstrate a wit that is nonetheless backed by solid musicianship. While the liner notes imply that the band has more hangers-on than the Gorillaz ('Ben Jammin Fortney'?), one hopes that For the Hutch can stay focused and build off this respectable rookie effort as they head back into the studio to record their own Born to Run, Joshua Tree, or Rocket to Russia."
-Rob Kirkpatrick, author of "1969: The Year Everything Changed" and "Magic in the Night: The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen"