For Immediate Release: April 18, 2018
Rachel Angel is a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. Landing somewhere between Americana and Indie Rock, her songs tell the story of what it's like to be young and tough in 2018. With compelling vocals and powerful songwriting chops, she follows in the tradition of poet-songwriters Dylan and Patti Smith, employing the playful irreverence of indie rockers such as Kurt Vile or Pavement. Her songs of uncertainty, love, and heartbreak sound as contemporary as they are original.
Angel grew up in Miami, but moved to Oakland, California to attend Mills College, the historic women's college, where she studied creative writing and music. It was while listening to a roommate’s collection of old country records that she first began her love affair with the genre; the way it felt and sounded, the "boom-chuck" restraints of the form, and the dramatic and performative nature of the music. Ultimately, she felt that she needed to be in New York, and she brought her love of punk, '90s slacker rock, and traditional American music with her to Brooklyn.
When Rachel wrote the EP's lead single "In Low," she had been paying frequent visits to Coney Island and Sheepshead Bay, where her father spent his childhood. "I was trying to piece together my family's troubled past, and also trying let go of a painful heartbreak -- all while overcoming the hurdles of being new to a big city that was hard and unforgiving," she says. "Those journeys to Coney, the long train ride there and back and the drama of making such a pilgrimage felt like a right of passage to me as an artist, and ultimately reconnected me to my inspirations."
Not Enough follows her debut EP Revelations, which won The Deli Magazine's 'Best of New York' poll in 2017. It will be released on April 27 on Human Noise Records, a new label from the founder of Gold Flake Paint. The EP includes a special bonus track -- an early demo of the title track.
Pre-orders are now open via Human Noise.
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