credit: Claire Marie Vogel
In Donald Trump’s America, being a Latina from East LA, living in the South (Richmond, Virginia) is just about as close to the political bone as you can get. Angelica Garcia lends her astonishing voice to her poetically woven musings and statements of intent. In a time when music should stand up and isn’t, she’s an old head on young shoulders and a total anomaly.
After an unhappy period with a major label, 24-year-old Garcia has had a fantastic grounding in what not to do and has spent the past 2 years plotting her own sound and vision. The first fruits of her labour, the single ‘Karma The Knife” drifted out recently winning over people drawn to her beat-driven, sharp and persistently melodic pop music. She’s extremely hard to compare, but there’s certainly elements of Beck, The Beastie Boys, Jack White and Kimbra all through Garcia’s particular kaleidoscopic worldview.
An album is close to completion and is expected in early 2019.
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