Style: Alterna-pop; compare to Franz Ferdinand, One Republic, and The Killers
Top tracks: "Someone to Make Me High," "Getting to Know Me," "She Set It"
He may lead worship at his local California congregation, but Stephen Petree has already made a national mark as co-founder and former member of the Grammy-nominated rock force, Shiny Toy Guns. Re-introducing his musical leadership with his current self-titled outfit, the glitz-rock singer/songwriter helms an insanely hip alternative pop record—a sparkling shake-up of electronic, dance, rock, and pop that reminisces retro glam-rock acts like David Bowie and current trends like The Killers. Add positive messages and a philanthropic pairing with L.A.'s mission-minded Dream Records, and Petree is right on track.
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