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Arjanwrites Stefy

The United Kingdom is home to most noteworthy new pop bands who are influenced by '80s new wave and electro. Case in point are bands like Boy Kill Boy, Temposhark, Formatic and The Modern. But newcomers Stefy are an exception to the rule. Stefy are hailing from Orange County, California, home of No Doubt, Cameron Diaz and the kids of MTV's Laguna Beach. Stefy are Stefy Rae (lead vocals), Jason Gaviati (keyboard), Sean Meyer (guitar) and Andreas Brobjer (drums). The group is planning to release their debut album this summer on Wind up Records.

Lead single is "Chelsea," a frothy pop tune that sounds like a vintage Eurythmics track with a modern twist. One of Stefy's strong points is Rae's infectious vocals that fit the crisp production qualities of their songs perfectly. The band does not only intend to make the kids dance with their music. Their song "Orange Country" handles about the issue of teenage pregnancy. “It’s a ‘where have all the good times gone’ song,” vocalist Rae says in the group's biography. The lyrics question “the things we think that we need for our American dream.” It is deep.

Also, check out the hooky "Orange Crush" with its swirling synth riff . Rae sings about a "sugar rush," which sums up nicely what Stefy is al about. Stefy's sugar coating might actually give them a shot at success. What do you guys think?

Arjanwrites Audio Listen to Stefy "Chelsea" [MySpace]

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