Orchestral pop piano-violin duo, Gracie and Rachel, crafts intricate tunes combining classical string elements with haunting, fierce vocals, augmented by sparse but powerful percussion. Ivory satin lined with teeth, the duo finds beauty in stark simplic...
Orchestral pop piano-violin duo, Gracie and Rachel, crafts intricate tunes combining classical string elements with haunting, fierce vocals, augmented by sparse but powerful percussion. Ivory satin lined with teeth, the duo finds beauty in stark simplicity, pausing to breathe a hint of the abstract into the highly emotive, evolved body they create. Through their music, the two young women use lyric and sound to flip common preconceptions on their heads.
With the release of their latest single, "Tiptoe," Gracie and Rachel's NYC audience has expanded quickly into markets across the country. "Tiptoe" was premiered by NPR-affiliate WNYC Soundcheck on July 10th, 2015 and released worldwide the same day, followed shortly thereafter by a WNYC Soundcheck In-Studio Session with John Schaefer. In their track premiere for "Tiptoe," WNYC said about Gracie and Rachel's live show, "The two play off each other not only musically but mentally. Different shades of the same emotion appear simultaneously on their faces and flow through their instruments. A tangled and intimate connection between the two is apparent on stage and will no doubt imprint on their upcoming debut." A national tour with much-loved Dangerbird Records artist, Holly Miranda, followed the release in the fall, interspersed with AAA radio airplay on stations such as KCRW, Daytrotter and Audiotree sessions, and packed out shows across the country at places like (le) poisson rouge, Schubas, and Mississippi Studios.
Gracie and Rachel's forthcoming debut album, GO, is a penetrating record about questioning realities, anxious introspection, and self-exploration, which flows freely between virtuosic violin textures to sylphlike melodies, highlighting uniquely stimulating songwriting. The duo built the record from scratch in their Brooklyn loft with producer Garrett Eaton and mixed it at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, Connecticut, renown for its long history with The National, Kurt Vile, San Fermin and the like. The result: a heartfelt glimpse into two passionate artists' take on the powers that be. From the pit of despair to the summit of success, Gracie and Rachel will always be headed somewhere unpredictable.