The Soviettes are from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Soviettes are best known outside of Minneapolis for their outlandish name, but they deserve broader recognition for their edgy eclecticism and unique sound.
The Soviettes meld the punk of fugazi with the pop of the B52s. The result is a college radio-friendly style of pop-punk. Think “feminine fugazi.” Observers have labeled the Soviettes as “feminazi,” based on their punk influences and feminine persuasion, but the term has fallen from use because of confusion over its true intent.