Haux w/ Strings

AdHoc Presents

Haux w/ Strings

Gracie And Rachel

Thu · November 16, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

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This event is all ages

HAUX
HAUX
Settled in the space between dreamy folk and electronic melancholy – Haux is the musical identity of Woodson Black.

Growing up in the Berkshires, Woodson found his voice while wandering the quiet woods and rural landscapes. He narrated life through film photographs, developing a pastoral aesthetic that would go on to influence and inspire his sound. Stuck on music, but shy on performing Woodson set off for Northeastern University to major in music business.

When the time finally arrived, Woodson poured every part of himself into writing, producing, mixing, photographing, and filming every element of Haux. The debut EP that emerged – All We've Known – was created between his family home in the Berkshires and his small flat in Hackney.
Gracie And Rachel
Gracie And Rachel
Gracie and Rachel are a study in duality: light and dark, classical training with a pop sensibility, Californians in New York. Their music pits anxiety and tension against an almost serene self-assurance. The result is a compelling juxtaposition of Gracie’s piano and lead vocals and Rachel’s violin and voice, augmented with stark percussion. Though they make music as a duo, Gracie and Rachel together far exceed the sum of their parts. Like their stylized color palette of black and white, their instrumentation appears simple and spare at first glance, but there’s a powerful prism effect at work that brings us back to the concept of duality: their songs are intimate and expansive, questioning and confident. The nine orchestral-pop songs on ‘Gracie and Rachel' tell a story that’s rooted in the truth —their truth — but retain an enigmatic air that makes them relatable to anyone who has ever found their heart racing with doubt and pushed forward regardless. Their journey through adventurous youth and cohabitation is evident on their self-titled debut full length which was released on June 23rd.

“There’s a terrific tension in the sound, an underpinning of mystery set against a baroque, but modern, pop foreground.” [Gracie and Rachel is] something that I’m finding myself falling in love with a lot, which is music that has more space in it, and I really like that.” —Bob Boilen/NPR Music
Venue Information:
The Park Church Co-op
129 Russell St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11222