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Angelica Rockne


  1. 1.
    Smoke When It's Raining
  2. 2.
    Dr John
  3. 3.
    Whiskey Men
  4. 4.
    Glitter Rags
  5. 5.
    Queen of San Antonio
Angelica Rockne and her band are based between Nevada City and San Francisco. Her single was coined a "California Country Classic in 2017" in Vice's NOISEY channel, and her debut album also received acclaimed reviews from magazines Uncut and Shindig!
among others. Recorded at Tim Green’s studio in Grass Valley with Blake Severn on guitar and bass, Neil Layton on drums and keys, and Pete Grant on pedal steel, the album was recorded over a span of six months in 2016. The arrangements are performances — earnest, unencumbered, and deeply reverential to both the classiness of the Byrd’s “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” and the guts of T.Rex’s “Electric Warrior.” Rockne’s voice is of it’s own dimension. There’s a delicacy in delivery that’s reminiscent of 60s songwriters, coupled with moments of something totally unhinged, psychedelic, and point-blank rock & roll. More consistent though is her unequivocal emotiveness, that can be described as nothing other than classically country. This is an album with an undeniable permanence. There’s a history to this music that’s perhaps more emotional and sensory than actually historic — something felt, something sensed, a mistaken nostalgia maybe for something that’s right here in the present, happening in all the quiet, dark corners of this country.


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