Episode 9: Rachel Grimes (The Rachel's)

RECORDED AS POP CULTURE CLUB:  Expressing love for music is often very difficult to put into words.  And some of the most powerful songs that have changed my life may not even have lyrics. Rachel Grimes is responsible for many of these songs, being a "key" player in one of my all-time favorite bands, The Rachel's.  They also recorded my favorite instrumental of all time, featured on one of my top ten favorite records, Music For Egon Schiele.  So you can say that yes, I am quite the fan of her work.

Rachel's latest record, The Clearing, is a truly moving piece of work that demands to be heard and has made AV Club's list of the best records of the year so far.  Included are songs with full arrangements as well as the song that closes the record which is mainly just Rachel with her instrument of choice: the piano. Included in this episode is a brief introduction, my interview with Rachel, and some excerpts from her latest record.  This was a tremendous honor and I am eternally grateful to have spoken with one of my favorite songwriters of all time.

Songs featured:
The Rachel's - Water From The Same Source
Rachel Grimes - The Herald
Rachel Grimes - The Clearing
Rachel Grimes - Transverse Plane Vertical
The Rachel's - Wally, Egon & Models In The Studio

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