ex-Uxby, Arrica Rose & The…’s release 3rd album in Aug.

By on May 29, 2011

Arrica Rose & the …’s Let Alone Sea is the band’s much-anticipated third
full-length release. Part folk, part dream-pop and vintage rock, Let Alone
Sea was recorded live to analog tape then layered with Rose’s sultry lead
vocals, Andrew Sister-esque harmonies, strings, horns, and pretty noise.
Arrica Rose coined the name The …’s (“The Dot Dot Dots”) to describe the
collaborative nature of her project which evolved from a 4 piece
guitar-driven band into an intricate sonic landscape including keys,
mandolin, toy piano, omnichord and more. Let Alone Sea will be available
August 22 on pOprOck records.

Let Alone Sea (produced by Dan Garcia with Arrica Rose) is Rose’s most
honest and intimate work to date, a collection of 10 timeless songs with a
warmth and depth usually reserved for vintage recordings. With its
haunting melodies and imaginative lyrics, Let Alone Sea walks the unique
line between contemporary and classic.

Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” 45 was the first record Arrica Rose
stole from her parents at the age of 4. Later, she found out her great
uncle Lou Monte was one of the first artists signed by Sinatra to Reprise
Records and had considerable success with a string of Italian-themed
novelty records. Rose’s father, a New York native transplanted to the San
Fernando Valley, was a working actor who mostly played gangsters that met
tragic ends (notoriously in The Godfather) while her mother was an
educator, as well as a writer in her spare time. Having studied piano
throughout her childhood, Rose bought her first electric guitar at age 15.
She learned the instrument while playing in Uxby, an all girl punk-rock
trio that never recorded a single note but performed live extensively at
Los Angeles area venues like The Smell and Cobalt Café with bands such as
Commander Venus, Still Life, and Jimmy Eat World.

After high school, Rose took a bit of a hiatus from music and attended USC
film school. Soon, she found herself taking less film-production courses
and more sound-design classes as well as scoring short films. She also
began self-releasing her lo-fi home recordings on her own pOprOck records.
Upon graduation she promptly put together her backing band, The …’s.
Arrica Rose & the …’s debut full-length People Like Us was co-produced
by Rose and Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, The Decemberists, Sleater-Kinney)
at Wavelab in Tucson AZ. The ensemble’s second full-length effort La La
Lost, was produced by Dan Garcia (David Crosby, Christina Aguilera, Boz
Scaggs) at his Radio Hill studio in downtown Los Angeles. A Paste Magazine
“recommended” album, La La Lost was featured on iTunes throughout Europe
and charted there, as well as on indie/college radio in the U.S. Arrica
Rose’s song “Uh-huh” was featured on NBC’s Lipstick Jungle and “Little
Wars” appeared in The CW’s Nikita. “Uh-huh” was also re-mixed by
multi-platinum selling DJ Jeff Savage and featured on NikeWomen.com.

Arrica Rose’s follow-up EP, Pretend I’m Fur, was more of a solo endeavor
created in the studio with producer Dan Garcia. It was an experiment in
drum loops, Brazilian instruments and included a cover of the Bee Gees’
“Tragedy”. Pretend I’m Fur debuted at #32 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter
charts and earned an iTunes “New and Noteworthy release” spotlight. Rose’s
cover of “Tragedy” was deemed by Esquire.com “one of the best covers of
all time”.

While working towards completing her 3rd full-length album, Let Alone Sea,
three songs from the record were released on the Antebellum EP as a sneak
preview. Currently, these songs can be heard playing in Starbucks’ 11,000+

In addition to her music projects, Arrica Rose is founder and director of
I HEART Inc (www.iheartinc.com) an artist operated non-profit that raises
money for charitable programs and organizations via creative projects and
events. I HEART has been fortunate to enlist an amazing team of sponsors
and supporters including Willie Nelson, Crosby Stills and Nash, Iron &
Wine/Sub Pop Records, Rachel Maddow, Jack White, Jesca Hoop, Jackson
Browne, Bird & The Bee/Inara George, Martin Guitars, Jimi Hendrix’s
Electric Lady Studios, Radio Hill, Hotel Café and many more.



Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.