“Alex Rose was born in LA, reared in Austin, and is now singing full time back in her birth city. And, man, can she sing.” - Steve Hochman & Alex Martinez, KPCC (NPR)
Following a year of music making Austin, Texas—and her first solo tour— Rose recently returned to Los Angeles and has released her debut full-length record Arcadian Pages in November 2017.
Recorded at Dandy Sounds Studio in Dripping Springs, Texas, Arcadian Pages feels like everywhere and nowhere all at once. The music is spacious and restrained, conjuring images of nameless strangers and long stretches of highway viewed from behind a dirty windshield. Gauzy electric guitars provide the backdrop, while sparse percussion and romantic swells of viola help propel each story along. Rose sings these songs like closely held secrets, lacing them with breath, texture, and a graceful fluency. In them, she reveals evocative details about fleeting moments and quiet echoes of characters only half-known.
This winter, Rose will continue to live and work in LA, playing regular shows in support of Arcadian Pages while she continues to develop a new collection of new expansive songs under the moniker “Neighboring Sounds.”
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