ARRICA ROSE + the ...'s
Arrica Rose & the ...'s are a West Coast based collective (helmed by singer/songwriter Arrica Rose) 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 ‘n‘ roll all dressed up in dreamy vocals and ethereal 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.
Arrica Rose & the …’s Technicolour Blue (available Feb 26 on pOprOck records) is a beautifully cinematic 6 song ep produced by Dan Garcia, each track telling it’s own unique story. “I tried to imagine each song as its own little movie,” says Rose. “My love for film and music was always inextricably combined when I was a kid. I loved the soundtracks to my favorite movies and often wrote songs inspired by characters or imagery from favorite films, so I really enjoyed revisiting that approach for this collection of songs. Not to say these songs aren’t personal stories though, because they are. But they’re technicolour versions of them.
Rose's music has garnered praise from iTunes, LA Weekly, LA Record and many more. Her music landed on several ‘Best of Lists’ including #19 on Blurt Magazine's Top 50, Buzzbands LA 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. 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 music has also been featured 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. She 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 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 she kept gravitating back to music, 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 a backing band that would eventually be named the ...'s. She also started her own label (pOprOck records) to release her recordings.
In addition to her music projects, Arrica Rose is founder 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. Currently, Rose travels back and forth between Los Angeles, where I HEART Inc and the …’s are based, and Oakland where her alt-country 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...