Le Vice debuts its first CD at Alternative Café in Seaside.

Live and Direct: (From left) Sean Stillinger, Alex Lee, Darrin Thomas and Renzo Staiano spent last summer honing their live act on the road, performing at festivals from Santa Barbara to Big Sur.

Alex Lee, MC for the local band Le Vice, doesn’t think its self-titled debut LP should be labeled as a hip-hop album.

“It’s is not a hip-hop record; it has an ’80s tinge to it,” Lee says. “It’s not an Alex Lee record or an A. Lee record; it’s a Le Vice record. I’m just the front woman in a band with really good musicians.”

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Though there are some hip-hop elements on the album, it’s really a Technicolor mash-up of everything from Blondie to David Bowie to dance-pop.

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