BIOGRAPHY

ABOUT

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 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." 

National touring with artists such as Julien Baker, Holly Miranda, and Tall Heights followed the single’s release performing at venues such as (le) poisson rouge, Swedish American Hall, and The Chapel, as well as Noise Pop and CMJ Festivals. Press and radio have given them warm embraces with recent sessions with AudiotreeDaytrotter and KCRW Gary Calamar’s Mimosa Series. In their video premiere of "Tiptoe," Baeble Music raved: “With the turbulent strings of Regina Spektor paired to the orchestral chamber pop of Bat for Lashes, “Tiptoe” is both beautiful and unsettling...and that’s just the track. The gorgeous video finds the pair engaging in a ritualistic interpretive dance which fits the dark shadows of the black and white video. File this video under stunner.” (cont'd)

Gracie and Rachel's forthcoming self-titled debut album, recorded originally in their Brooklyn loft with producer Garrett Eaton and with additional mixing and production by Greg Giorgio and Steve Wall, 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 result: a heartfelt glimpse into two passionate artists' unpredictable take on the powers that be.

PRESS

Gracie and Rachel: Intimate Orchestral Pop

Dark and light constantly fuse, diverge, and unite in Brooklyn violin-piano duo, Gracie and Rachel. Their newest single “Tiptoe” (which we premiered a few weeks ago), from their forthcoming debut album Go, begins with a single haunting note. Pizzicato violin from Rachel Ruggles and Gracie Coates’ piano ebb and flow together in a rocking orchestral rhythm, while Gracie’s milky vocals add a delicate layer of gothic pop on top.
— WNYC Soundcheck Session with John Schaefer (August 27, 2015)
With the turbulent strings of Regina Spektor paired to the orchestral chamber pop of Bat for Lashes, “Tiptoe” is both beautiful and unsettling...and that’s just the track. The gorgeous video finds the pair engaging in a ritualistic interpretive dance which fits the dark shadows of the black and white video. File this video under “stunner.”
— Baeble Music (November 4, 2015)

DAYTROTTER August 24, 2015

Set list: Tiptoe, Up Side Down, (Un)comfortable, Don’t Know

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
A mountainous piece of shrill piano presses, thick string plucks, and violins that skitter only to soar, “Go” by Gracie and Rachel is simply beautiful. “Go” awes in its ability to make technical mastery into something moving and potentially transcendent.
— The Deli Magazine
Gracie and Rachel can’t release [their] debut album soon enough... Kate Havnevik, Regina Spektor, Sia, Tegan and Sara, and Frou Frou all come to mind when listening to Gracie and Rachel but they definitely have their own stylish sound.
— Examiner.com

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Headline billing (please no shortening with "&"): Gracie and Rachel

Support billing (no "&"): with special guest Gracie and Rachel

New single SoundcloudTiptoe

Live video: Audiotree

Music video: Tiptoe

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TOUR

TOUR HISTORY

12.21.16 San Francisco, CA The Battery
12.08.16 Toronto, Ontario, Hugh’s Room
11.17.16 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle with Tall Heights
11.10.16 Boston, MA The Red Room at Cafe 939 (Berklee) with Ben Sollee
11.06.16 Brooklyn, NY, Rough Trade NYC
10.25.16 Philadelphia, PA Bourbon & Branch with Old Sea Brigade
10.23.16 Brooklyn, NY 61 Local with Half Waif
9.28.16 New York, NY Ludlow House
9.24.16 Brooklyn, NY Sofar Sounds
8.20.16 Brooklyn, NY C’mon Everybody with Samora Pinderhughes
7.30.16 Brooklyn, NY Sofar Sounds
7.23.16 New York, NY Sofar Sounds
07.12.16 San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall with Little Scream
06.15.16 New York, NY Lower East Side Studios Launch
06.14.16 Brooklyn, NY Sofar Sounds
06.01.16 Washington, DC DC9 with Lucy Dacus
05.04.16 New York, NY Mercury Lounge with Joseph
04.10.16 New York, NY Hypnocraft Presents The Hum at Manhattan Inn
04.09.16 Fanwood, NJ Fanwood Performing Arts Series
03.26.16 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
03.11.16 Los Angeles, CA BalconyTV at W Hollywood
03.08.16 Los Angeles, CA Sofar Sounds
03.05.16 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater with Emmy The Great
03.04.16 San Francisco, CA The Chapel with Emmy The Great
03.02.16 Seattle, WA Barboza with Emmy The Great
03.01.15 Portland, OR Bunk Bar with Emmy The Great
02.25.16 San Francisco, CA Noise Pop Festival with Julien Baker
02.16.16 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall
02.10.16 Vienna, VA Jammin’ Java with Jane Siberry
02.08.16 New York, NY Sofar Sounds
02.06.16 Philadelphia, PA Sofar Sounds
02.05.16 Pittsburgh, PA Sofar Sounds
02.04.16 Providence, RI Sofar Sounds
02.03.16 Boston, MA Sofar Sounds
01.27.16 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle with Julien Baker                   
01.23.16 Boston, MA Cafe 939 at Berklee College of Music with Julien Baker
01.22.16 Hanover, NH Dartmouth College with Julien Baker
01.07.16 New York, NY Manhattan Inn with Holly Miranda
12.31.15 Burlington, VT First Night Burlington
12.13.15 San Diego, CA Sofar Sounds
12.13.15 Los Angeles, CA Mimosa Music Series with The Bird and the Bee
12.12.15 Los Angeles, CA Sofar Sounds
12.08.15 New York, NY Sofar Sounds
12.03.15 Brooklyn, NY The Living Room
11.12.15 Newark, OH Midland Theatre
11.11.15 Chicago, IL Audiotree Live Session
11.07.15 Hawley, PA The Silk Mill
11.06.15 Hudson, NY Club Helsinki with Tall Heights
11.03.15 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall
10.24.15 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java with Antigone Rising
10.17.15 New York, NY The Standard with The Sharp Things
10.14.15 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall
10.13.15 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live with Becca Stevens
10.04.15 San Diego, CA The Merrow with Holly Miranda
10.03.15 Los Angeles, CA The Echo with Holly Miranda
10.02.15 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill with Holly Miranda
09.30.15 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios with Holly Miranda
09.29.15 Seattle, WA The Sunset with Holly Miranda
09.26.15 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry with Holly Miranda
09.29.15 Seattle, WA The Sunset with Holly Miranda
09.26.15 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry with Holly Miranda
09.25.15 Madison, WI The Frequency with Holly Miranda
09.24.15 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern with Holly Miranda
09.23.15 Ferndale, MI The Loving Touch with Holly Miranda
09.22.15 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe with Holly Miranda
09.19.15 Boston, MA Great Scott with Holly Miranda
09.18.15 New York, NY Mercury Lounge with Holly Miranda
09.15.15 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel with Holly Miranda
08.14.15 Saratoga Springs, NY Caffe Lena
08.12.15 Brooklyn, NY Sofar Sounds
08.08.15 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest
07.29.15 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall
07.28.15 Chicago, IL Schuba’s Tavern with Colin Stetson
07.24.15 Saratoga Springs, NY Caffe Lena with Driftwood
07.23.15 New York, NY Sofar Sounds
07.17.15 Grand Junction, CO Colorado Mesa University with Arstidir
07.16.15 Boulder, CO Shine Restaurant with Arstidir
07.14.15 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe
07.09.15 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill with Porcelain Raft
07.03.15 Great Barrington, MA The Guthrie Center with Seth Glier
06.30.15 New York, NY City Winery with BETTY
06.29.15 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall
06.12.15 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
06.05.15 New York, NY Mercury Lounge with Tor Miller
05.28.15 Philadelphia, PA Milkboy with Tall Heights
05.26.15 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge with Coeur de Pirate
05.09.15 Cambridge, MA Club Passim with Seth Glier
05.02.15 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall
04.25.15 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater with Caravan of Thieves
04.04.15 New York, NY Pianos
03.13.15 Brooklyn, NY The Living Room
01.16.15 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall