Taking its name from the term used when describing the whiskey that evaporates up when it's distilled, "Angels Cut," founded and based in Humboldt County, in Northern California, is comprised of lead singer Steph johnson, Lead Guitarist Mike Molina, drummer Joe Barney, bass player Aaron McLaughlin and guitarist/founder Utah Blue.

Paying homage to classic rock, with a bit of blues, country, alternative, punk and metal mingled in, Angels Cut evokes the nostalgia of great music of the past but instilled with an originality that refreshingly parallels with current times.

Angels Cut, which many fans have dubbed "The Cut," are primed to reach all music lovers with their latest release on Universal Music Group's Bungalo Records. Among many accolades, the band has completed national tours with bands Moonshine Bandits and Rehab, as well as jammed at SXSW and lit up the iconic Whisky A Go Go stage in Hollywood California on Sunset Strip.

Steph Johnson's bluesy and folksy voice is heavenly influenced by her love for Patsy Cline, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. Steph's amazing voice helps to balance and intermix with the rest of the band's various influences, which include Jimmy Hendrix, Clint Black and Garth Brooks, as well as Fleetwood Mac, Metallica and many other influential musicians. "We just all lucked out because we all overlap in what we like," says Blue. "We all actually enjoy some of the same stuff."

It's that togetherness that makes Angels Cut truly rock. "The music is always going to be the music. The process is always going to be the process," explains drummer Joe Barney. "Its all about who you are doing that with. If you're not surrounded by people that you all consider family, it makes it more difficult."

The music is better. Those varying influences directly fuel the band's versatile style. While Steph and Utah write most of the song's lyrics, the songs are not complete until the rest of the crew polishes them up. It's why songs like "Calling" and 'Smile" stimulate different moods. "I love the variety in telling a story," says Steph.