Edward Grimes, the former drummer to the post-rock minimalist outfit Rachel’s has died at the age of 43, a representative from the label Karate Body Records has shared with Pitchfork. Grimes first joined the band, Rachel’s, for their third studio LP 1996‘s ‘The Sea And The Bells’ which featured tracks ‘Cypress Branches’ and ‘Lloyd’s Register’, and stayed until 2003’s LP ‘Systems/Layers’ which was Rachel’s final full length release and a dance/theatre collaboration with the New York ensemble SITI Company.

A year prior to their final album, in 2002, Grimes created Seluah, releasing a self-titled debut EP within the same year, and most recently putting out their second studio album, 2015’s ‘Phase III’. In addition to playing in Rachel’s and Seluah, Grimes was a member of Per Mission and post-hardcore band Shipping News alongside fellow Rachel’s band member Jason Noble who passed away in 2012 at the age of 40 after a three year long battle with synovial sarcoma. A cause of death has yet to be released for Edward Grimes. Remind yourself of the chilled-out bliss that was Rachel’s below with tracks ‘Lloyd’s Register’ and ‘Water From The Same Source’.

Sarah Medeiros



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