AOTY 2021

Cha Cha Palace

Angelica Garcia - Cha Cha Palace
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 45 ratings
Liked by 5 people
February 28, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Spacebomb Records / Label
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With her sophomore album, 2020's magical and earthy Cha Cha Palace, singer/songwriter Angelica Garcia embraces her family's Mexican and Salvadoran roots, crafting an explosive collage out of her varied influences.

Angelica really came out of nowhere. I remember stumbling upon her music when l was looking for new, upcoming artists. I heard her track Karma The Knife and was instantly excited for what she had next. Seems like my excitement wasn't misplaced.

This album's stellar. An incredibly fun and flavorful set of Art Pop, Psychedelic & Indie Pop/Rock tracks with heavy Latin-pop influences that are just brimming with personality. The production is so sweet and rich with sonic variety.

We have the ... read more
Los Angeles native Angelica Garcia released a strong art pop album with her latest Cha Cha Palace, which also does a great job of infusing her latin heritage throughout. Sometimes these influences are unveiled within the cumbia rhythms of “Karma the Knife” and “Lucifer Waiting”, inside her lyrics that makes many references of growing up in the San Gabriel Valley or in the interesting interludes “La Enorme Distancia” and “La Llorona”, but ... read more
FAVORITE TRACK: Valentina in the Moonlight


I saw Angelica Garcia live a year and a half ago when she opened for Phoebe Bridgers and she immediately blew me away. It was just her on stage with a voice looper and she played songs from this album, the one that sticks out to me the most was when she played Agua De Rosa as she spent two minutes recording all these different loops and then sang- it was incredible, really. Cha Cha Palace features a lot of ... read more
Cultura chicana is alive today, sings Angelica García a beautiful singer with salvadorian and mexican roots through some of the boldest and proudest sounds I've heard in a while but at times the tone of the album can be inconsistent.

I was taken caught off guard when I heard "Guadalupe", it was a mix of everything the mysticism has brought to the faith of latin american people, that passion and that trascendential feeling are all over the place mixed with some electropop ... read more
This is a blast to listen to!
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Track List

  1. I Don't Believe In Death
  2. Karma the Knife
  3. Jícama
  4. It Don't Hinder Me
  5. La Enorme Distancia
  6. Guadalupe
  7. Lucifer Waiting
  8. La Llorona
  9. Valentina in the Moonlight
  10. Agua De Rosa
  11. Penny in my Back Pocket
  12. Jícama Pt. Dos
  13. The Big Machine
  14. Jícama
  15. Guadalupe
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Added on: February 27, 2020