On the new song “Adrian” Rachel Ries proves that her goofing off in her Chicago apartment is better than most artists overdubbed studio B.S. This song is called “Adrian” and according to Rachel’s MySpace is just her singing in her living room.
Somehow Rachel has managed to imprint her voice in some unused corner of my brain. Now every time I hear her I have to stop dead in my tracks and listen, really listen, as her voice dips, soars and then dives like a rollercoaster nearly coming unhinged. Despite this being a home recording from Dec. 2007 you can still clearly hear into every nook and cranny of the song and also hear every nuance of Rachel’s phrasing and delivery.
Rachel Ries and her full band are part of a great lineup at The Hideout on April 3. She’ll be appearing with Vandaveer and These United States.
P.S. I was supposed to write a preview and maybe hook up with Langhorne Slim tonight at The Hideout. Put unfortunately the show was canceled. The good news is that the reason for the cancellation was a sudden invite by David Letterman for Langhorne to play this Wednesday on Late Night With Letterman.
While we wait for that let’s hear another from his upcoming Kemado debut. Here’s the rave-up “Rebel Side Of Heaven”: