Gracie and Rachel Drop Dreamy Video via Impose, Nat’l Tour + NYC Release Show, Debut LP Out Friday

Gracie and Rachel Drop Dreamy Video via Impose, Nat’l Tour + NYC Release Show, Debut LP Out Friday

Gracie and Rachel

Impose Magazine Premieres “(Un)comfortable” Video Today

 

Self-Titled Debut Released This Friday, June 23

+ Streaming In Full w/ The Big Takeover

Co-Headlining Tour w/ Henry Jamison,

NYC Hometown Release Show 7/19 @ Union Pool

photo credit: Aysia Marotta

 

“What do doe-eyed vixens, melodically-driven indie pop and Brooklyn, New York have in common? Gracie and Rachel, of course. This up and coming piano/voice and violin duo are stealing hearts from coast to coast with their original music and inspiring outlook on the act of creating art.” Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

“There’s a terrific tension in the sound, an underpinning of mystery set against a baroque, but modern, pop foreground.” NPR

“ …“(Un)comfortable” is a melancholic black and white four minutes, driven by both rich, layered violins (provided by Rachel), and ethereal vocals.” Impose Magazine

“ …finger-plucked violin and piano ebb and flow in a rocking orchestral rhythm.” WNYC

 

Gracie and Rachel are a study in duality: light and dark, classical training with a pop sensibility, Californians in New York. On their debut full-length, due out this Friday June 23, Gracie and Rachel pit anxiety and tension against an almost serene self-assurance. The duo announced their album with NPR alongside the introspective video for “Only A Child,” and have since shared album cuts “Let It Out,” and “It’s Time.” In celebration of the release of their highly anticipated self-titled debut collection, the band has released the dreamy “(Un)comfortable” video with Impose Magazine today.

 

View The “(Un)comfortable” video

The creative pair met in high school in Berkeley, California and reunited in Bushwick, Brooklyn, building out a loft to be their home and studio where they crafted this debut. To experience the band live displays an almost tangible quality to their deeply rooted bond. Having shared stages with Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Joseph, and Half Waif, among others, the duo is sure to give standout performances at a handful of upcoming summer festivals and their co-headlining summer tour with Henry Jamison. Fans can also catch the band live in NYC for their record release show July 19 at Union Pool.

Like their stylized color palette of black and white, the duo’s instrumentation appears simple and spare at first glance, but there’s a powerful prism effect at work in their music that brings us back to the concept of duality: their songs are intimate and expansive, questioning and confident. The album plays in a chronological order that represents the duo’s path forged to assemble this enthralling collection. Their journey through adventurous youth and cohabitation is evident on their self-titled debut full length.

 

Gracie and Rachel on tour:

* = co-headline with Henry Jamison

6/24: Windham, NY @ Blackdome Music Festival

7/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool, LPR Presents: Record Release Show

7/26: Woodbridge, NJ @ Parker Press Park

8/24: Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien *

8/25: Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel *

8/26: Chicago, IL  @ Schubas Tavern *

8.29 @ World Café Live (Philadelphia, PA)*

8/30: Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House & Record Café *

9/8: Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square *

9/10: Allston, MA @ Great Scott *

9/12: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge *

9/14: Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater *

9/15: San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord *

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