"Debutante Ball" CD
Genres: indie rock, indie pop
124A Old Road
Essex, C015 3AH
Jul 14 - 20 2003
Debutante Ball, Plan To Pink offers us a heavy dose of
fem-fronted indie rock that is never content to stick with one sound
for too long. In a world where albums are expected to be an hour
plus and bonus tracks are a given, this band reminds us that
brevity really is a virtue.
Helium and Bonfire Madigan are a couple of the bands
that pop into my head while listening to Debutante Ball.
Certain tracks really work (the offbeat "Winner at Macy's",
"The Soap Opera"), whereas others fall flat ("Pick Me
Up"). The band has a very DIY attitude, and it should be
said that these songs are not supposed to be marketable. This is
real indie rock.
All in all, this is a fun album, but Plan To Pink needs to
filter their songs a bit to prevent duds from seeping in. Their
best moments occur when they're working in a dreamier, poppier
vein. Debutante Ball is an off-kilter, often strange
record. You're bound to find something you like here, although
it may take a while for your ears to adjust.
10 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]