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PEP Get Their Own Vintage Variety Show in ‘Stephen’ Video

Ronettes-inspired Starlight Girls spin-off to drop 'My Baby and Me' EP in February

picture-18276-1372868632Chris Martins // January 16, 2014

While Brooklyn indie-poppers Starlight Girls updated their retro sound last year, their drummer Karys Rhea dwells in an even deeper past with PEP. As the story goes, she started her side-project (a duo on album and a sextet live) after she heard “Runaround Sue” playing over a retail P.A. and subsequently went on a downloading binge, devouring all of the ’50s and ’60s malt-shop pop she could find.

Her devotion pays off with My Baby and Me, an EP due out February 11 that features “Stephen,” a Ronettes-owing heartbreaker about that titular cad. Above, you can see the song’s video, in which director Jonathan Phelps throws his own vintage variety show to … well, variable results.

PEP, My Baby and Me track list:

1. “My Baby and Me”
2. “Stephen”
3. “I Met a Boy”
4. “Be That Girl”

PEP 'Stephen' Video My Baby and Me EP