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Atlanta, Georgia, United States | INDIE

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | INDIE
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"CMJ Charts and E! News"

Debutaunts make there debut into CMJ at #86! They will be playing the CMJ festival in NY this year on Oct 20 at Bar Matchless. Also, Debutaunts we're recently featured on TV on E! News. Click the link for the clip! - CMJ, E! News

"Flowers From Evil Album Review"

The new EP Flowers From Evil by local indie rockers Debutaunts is like a jolt of instant satisfaction for anyone who wants to get wrapped up in the angsty tones of a darkly seductive album. It's hard to take "Someone I Didn't Like" off repeat - with its catchy guitar melody that makes you want to move and lyrics that tell the tale of a wondering girl who likes things fast (use your imagination). Lead Singer Jazek's voice on this track is more than just enjoyable - it's devilishly addicting. But, that's really the case with every song on the EP; although there's only six, each one is as entertaining as the last. "Mersey Mersey Me" is the kind of song you would get if you combined the charm of the Beach Boys with the nostalgia of the Format. The Bright Melody will take you to a summer day on the boardwalk and the lyrics are instantly memorable and contagious. "Flowers From Evil" the title track, has a grooving, shuffling beat that's perfect to dance to. If you're looking for the newest, freshest sound on the indie scene, Debutaunts are it.

- Insite magazine

"Full Review: Debutaunts – Why Can’t We Have Fun"

Confusing in its ability to cross and combine genres, the young band Debutaunts’ first full-length album ‘Why Can’t We Have Fun’ combines electronic production with catchy throwback alterna-pop songwriting. Electronic beats and production usually suggests a dance-like vibe, but for Debutaunts, the vocal effects and pulse-like beats are merely another layer that defines their sound—a confusing sound at first, but enjoyable once gotten used to.

Both the first single “Everything’s Perfect” and “As Long As You Want Me” feel like they could easily be hits—the first due to its catchy melody and the latter because of its dark electronic sound. “Principles” sounds like it could have been a chart-topper several decades ago in the ‘60s with its pseudo-Beatles pop sound. Other songs play with meter and hand clapping to add interest and clout to their composition.

In an industry where autotune and electronic effects are often used to mask deficiency, the use of effects left me wondering what the band was hiding for a while, especially since the band’s style doesn’t call for an electronic sound—they use tambourine and strings in their songs for goodness’ sake—but in the end, their sound is interesting and fun enough to earn my trust. Debutaunts knows how to craft an album that manages to sound like indie-rock and club music at the same time. - Kate Wieking

"Debutaunts Album and Tour Coming (A Top Story)"

Debutaunts will kick of their US tour with a CD release party at Vinyl in Atlanta, GA, on August 13th.
The new album, Why Can't We Have Fun ,is set for release on August 17th. Recorded in Glow In the Dark studios in Atlanta, GA, with producer Matt Goldman (Underoath, Anberlin) the band's record offers listeners a mix of infectious, powerful and undeniable songs.

The guys have been causing a stir in their local cities of Atlanta and Gainesville, FL, and are quite anxious to take their sound across the country.

August 13 - Atlanta, GA - The Vinyl
August 26 - Raleigh, NC - The Pour House
August 28- Myrtle Beach, SC - Bikini Beach Club
September 1- Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
September 2- Orlando, FL - Backbooth
September 3- Gainesville, FL - Atlantic
September 7- Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge
- Anti-Music

"Why Can’t We Have Fun // Debutaunts"

Atlanta quartet Debutaunts recently emerged from the sweaty, claustrophobic venues of the underground rock scene triumphantly, with a record deal in their hands. Combining the distinct musical talent of all four members, Debutaunts brought forth a unique album, Why Can’t We Have Fun, that has since exploded the minds of music gurus everywhere.

Partnered with Grammy nominated producer Matt Goldman, Debutaunts created an album that has quickly become an oxymoron of sorts. Why Can’t We Have Fun has successfully broken musical boundaries that are set up solely for cookie cutter bands whose lives revolve around dirty garages and second-hand instrumentalists. Debutaunts have nearly done the impossible by meshing the sounds of psychedelic 60s rock with today’s alternative rock genre. Every song is golden on their album, and every song has a new and different sound that everyone is sure to fall in love with.

Debutaunts‘ new album is a unique collection of songs that have skewed the lines between progressive rock and pop music, while throwing electric beats into the mix. It’s almost as if they took every type of music that each band member loved, threw it into a mixing bowl and then layered it onto one full length album. The result is a unique sound that Debutauts can call their own, a new genre of music that pairs together the wonderful hippie-like tunes of the 60s and the new age music of today. Throwing together these genres have made gold for Debutaunts. With songs so catchy they should be illegal, Debutaunts have crashed into the music scene and are sure to stay around for a long time. Their album is a truly magical production with its electric effects and alternative rock lyrics. Debutaunts have created an album with an indie feel that still sounds like electric club music that everyone loves.
- Positive Exposure


Why Can't We Have Fun (10)
Flowers from Evil E.P (08)
EP 2007 (07)



The best artists have always torn up boundaries of genre and style, bridging musical realms to create a sound uniquely their own. On their new album, Why Can’t We Have Fun, Debutaunts, the Atlanta based quartet, take the smarts and edge of the underground and drop them in infectious, powerful and undeniable songs that immediately distinguish the band as one of the few that can marry progressive and pop successfully.

Why Can’t We Have Fun resonates with a sense of a band coming into its own and discovering just what it's capable of doing. Inspired by everything from 60’s pop-rock to new-wave and dance, the album is a result of the band’s increased commitment to their craft, a commitment that has seen the band relocate from Florida to Atlanta, leaving their lives in Florida behind to concentrate solely on their music.

Formed in 2006 when lead singer and guitarist Jazek found Jonny Shupert (guitar, vocals) and Stephen Santana (drums) (with bassist Jeff Margaritondo joining later), the band set its sights high from the beginning. Jazek says, “We’ve always wanted to be our own sound. I don’t even consider us influenced by any artists – rather, we take the inspiration we get from great music and artists to create our own thing. That’s what we’ve always done.”

That inspiration comes in many forms. From the Beatles to the Smiths and Stone Roses, to Madonna and Prince to David Bowie and the Beach Boys, it’s clear that the band is inspired by both edge and beauty, which informs the best of its music.

Taking on the work of a DIY band, Debutaunts spent their first couple of years touring up and down the east coast, developing themselves and honing their skills as a live band. During those travels, the band crossed paths with Atlanta-based, grammy-nominated, Platinum-record producer Matt Goldman, who the band saw immediately as a kindred spirit. Jazek explains, “We met with a lot of producers, but Matt really was on point and down to earth. And he’s super innovative in the studio, which is essential for us.”

The first result of the band’s collaboration with Goldman was 2008’s Flowers From Evil EP, which drew plaudits and expanded their fan base. The band, restless and determined to keep creating anew, began writing for a full-length album immediately. “After we did Flowers From Evil,” recalls Jonny, “we were proud of it, but once we were done with it, we were over it. We were listening to a lot of 60’s pop and Motown, and remembered that you can be commercial without being terrible. That inspired us for the next four to five months of songwriting.”

Working again with Matt Goldman, Why Can’t We Have Fun showcases the leap in both songwriting and craftsmanship that is the result of their total dedication to their music. “As Long As You Want Me” pulses with a slinky synth riff that speaks to the band’s modernity, but Jazek’s vocals are melodically seductive in the way that the greatest pop/rock has always been. “Who Could Have Lost You” speaks to the bands inventiveness, with a shimmering string quartet complementing the band as it plays in waltz time. On “Principles,” Jonny gets to display a whole other weapon in the bands arsenal when he takes on lead vocals.

The band is taking advantage of the multi-media tools available to promote the album in their own special way. Jazek declares, “We’re promoting the album as song at a time; every two weeks we’re releasing new content around each track – new video, new photos and more.” Summer and Fall of 2010 will see the band hit the road to make their new songs come alive in front of an audience.

Ultimately, Debutaunts have made an album that has showcased their talent, growth and their immense progression as a band. “We’re so proud of the album,” says Jazek. “Everything about it is a breakthrough.” He concludes by saying, “As soon as we met we knew we had to do music. Everything else fell apart – nothing else mattered. Now more than ever, we’re dedicated to exposing as many people as possible to our love affair with music.” That dedication is abundantly clear in every note of Why Can’t We Have Fun, music that bridges the gap of the subversive underground and the mass appeal of pop; music that promises to crack the Debutaunts future wide open in 2010.

Individual Bios

Jazek (Guitar/vocal/keys)

Driven by his passion for music, Jazek leads the band with his indefatigable creativity and goal-oriented personality. The Midwestern native began playing the guitar when he was 7 and hasn’t stopped strumming since. His love affair with music runs deep on various levels. Writing, performing and recording music are his escapes from what he calls "an otherwise trite and meaningless life" and he will quickly admit that it is an all-consuming infatuation.

“Sometimes I can’t even sleep at night, or eat because I’m so caught up in writing or thinking about music.," Jazek says. "I think it's going to kill me.”

Jazek is the visionary of the b