A R R I C A _ R O S E + T H E . . .'S
Arrica Rose & the ...’s are a Los Angeles based collective playing a unique brand of retro-tinged California folk-pop. Drawing inspiration from timeless records made long ago, Rose's music hints at dream pop, Americana, and vintage rock all dressed up in dreamy vocals and shimmering soundscapes. Arrica Rose coined the name The ...’s* (say Dot Dot Dots) to describe the collaborative nature of her project which evolved from a guitar-driven quartet into also including Andrew Sisters-esque harmonies, strings, horns, keys and pretty noise.
Rose's music garnered praise from iTunes, LA Weekly, LA Record and many more. Her music has landed on several Best of Lists including #19 on Blurt Magazine's Top 50, Buzzbands top 100 local favorites, Sleepyhollow's (WXPN) Best 25 Songs. Consequence of Sound described her track “Nothing Nada Nothing” as one of the best indie-rock tracks of the year and her cover of the Bee Gee’s “Tragedy” was featured by Esquire.com as one of “the best covers of all time.”. Arrica Rose & the …'s have also been heard on MTV's Real World, MTV’s Road Rules, The CW's Nikita, NBC's Lipstick Jungle, and NikeWomen.com.
Arrica Rose was born in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley to parents who had just recently relocated from New York City. She fell in love with music at a very early age and put on impromptu shows for her family, singing along to a 45 of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York", every chance she had. Rose grew up listening to big band, classic rock and folk (her parent’s record collection) as well as punk and all its post-punk related genres (her own collection). And she loved all equally. Her first band, however, was an all girl punk-rock trio that she started with friends as a teenager.
Upon graduating high school, Rose took a short hiatus from music to attend film school. While in film school though, things shifted back to music as Rose began scoring her own shorts as well as her classmates. After graduating college she made the decision to make music her main focus and put together the backing band that would eventually become known as The ...'s. She also started her own label (pOprOck records) to release her recordings and still does so today.
In addition to her music projects, Arrica Rose is founder and president of I HEART Inc, an artist operated non-profit organization that raises money for charitable programs via creative projects and events. I HEART Inc helps independent artists give back to their community and in the process exposes them to new audiences as well as fellow artists utilizing their art to effect change. Rose has garnered an amazing team of sponsors and supporters for these projects and events including Willie Nelson, Crosby Stills and Nash, Iron & Wine/Sub Pop Records, Rachel Maddow, Jack White, Fran Drescher, Jackson Browne and many more. She currently travels back and forth between Los Angeles, where the ...'s and I HEART are based, and Oakland where her other project, Dear County, is based.
*the …'s feature: Marc Thomas, Ryan Brown, Mark W. Lynn, Steve Giles, Tripp Beam, Kaitlin Wolfberg, Harry Kim, Eliot Lorango, and Dan Garcia
a few influences in no particular order: Billie Holiday, Dusty Springfield, David Bowie, Tom Waits, Mazzy Star, The Red House Painters, Simon and Garfunkel, Television, Gram Parsons, Velvet Underground, Unwound, Superchunk, Low, Ida, Harry Nilsson, Slint, Edith Piaf, Fleetwood Mac, Frank Sinatra, Neko Case, Elliott Smith, Patti Smith, Come, Flying Burrito Brothers, Glen Campbell, Iggy Pop, The Beach Boys, Lucinda Williams, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, New Order, Fugazi, Elvis Presley, Calexico, The Andrew Sisters, Big Star...