Retro Stefson

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Retro Stefson
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Retro Stefson live at Iceland Airwaves 2009
Background information
Origin Reykjavík, Iceland
Genres Alternative , Dance Music
Years active 2006–2016
Labels Vertigo-Berlin
Website retrostefson.com
Past members Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson
Þórður Jörundsson
Logi Pedro Stefánsson
Jon Ingvi Seljeseth
Þorbjörg Roach Gunnarsdóttir
Haraldur Ari Stefánsson
Gylfi Sigurðsson

Retro Stefson was an Icelandic alternative/pop-band formed in Reykjavík, active from 2006 to 2016.[1] The band was signed to Vertigo-Berlin/Universal.[2]

Retro Stefson released their debut album Montaña exclusively in Iceland in October 2008 and their second album, Kimbabwe, in October 2010 on Kimi Records. The album also became their European debut in May 2011 on the German subsidiary of Vertigo Records.[3]

Members[edit]

The band consisted of:

  • Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson (lead vocals and guitar)
  • Þórður Jörundsson (guitar)
  • Logi Pedro Stefánsson (bass guitar)
  • Jon Ingvi Seljeseth (keyboards)
  • Þorbjörg Roach Gunnarsdóttir (synthesizer)
  • Haraldur Ari Stefánsson (backing vocals and percussions)
  • Gylfi Sigurðsson (drums).
  • Sveinbjörn Thorarensen (synthesizer)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album and details Peak positions Notes
ISL
Montaña
  • Date released: 2008
Track list
  1. "Wolf, The Boy Who Cried" (3:15)
  2. "Salvatore" (4:08)
  3. "Papa Paulo III" (2:42)
  4. "Paul Is Dead" (4:02)
  5. "Elia" (1:14)
  6. "Luna" (3:18)
  7. "Ísland í dag" (2:53)
  8. "Montana" (3:46)
  9. "Tælandi" (1:32)
  10. "Medallion" (2:29)
  11. "Papa Paulo III" (re-edit) (4:00)
  12. "Senseni" (11:40)
  13. "Life" (3:19)
Kimbabwe
  • Date released: 2010
Track list
  1. "Intro" (0:41)
  2. "Velvakandasveinn" (4:23)
  3. "Mama Angola" (4:19)
  4. "Lomax" (1:24)
  5. "Kimba" (4:44)
  6. "Rome, Iowa" (4:11)
  7. "Fjallatenór" (3:06)
  8. "Eusebio" (4:27)
  9. "Lomax II" (1:09)
  10. "Low" (2:46)
  11. "Karamba" (7:15)
  12. "Medallion" (2:28)
  13. "Papa Paulo III" (re-edit) (3:59)
  14. "Senseni" (9:45)
Retro Stefson
  • Date released: 2012
Track list
  1. "Solaris" (3:38)
  2. "Glow" (3:27)
  3. "Qween" (5:11)
  4. "Miss Nobody" (3:34)
  5. "(o)Kami" (5:11)
  6. "Time" (3:40)
  7. "She Said" (4:09)
  8. "True" (3:51)
  9. "Fall" (3:36)
  10. "Julia" (3:24)
Scandinavian Pain
  • Date released: 2016
Track list
  1. "Einn í nótt" (4:07)
  2. "Minning" (4:19)
  3. "Táraflóðið" (3:40)
  4. "Næsta líf" (4:54)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
ISL
2010 "Mama Angola" Kimbabwe
2012 "Qween" 1 Retro Stefson
"Glow" 1
2013 "She Said" 1
"Julia" 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Backyard Ever". Rebecca Louder. Reykjavík Grapevine. 
  2. ^ "Retro Stefson on Vertigo". Vertigo. Vertigo - Universal. 
  3. ^ "Kimbabwe". Vertigo. Vertigo - Universal. 

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