Eskimeaux have shared “I Admit I’m Scared”, the second single from Eskimeaux’s new album O.K. which is available for pre-order now, is out May 12th via Double Double Whammy.
Eskimeaux is currently on the road with Crying. All dates below.
3/31 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s *
4/1 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
4/2 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Death House *
4/3 -Pittsburgh, PA @ City Grows *
4/4 -Harrisonburg, VA @ MACROCK * ^
4/5 -Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA * ^
* w/ Crying
^ w/ Told Slant
Eskimeaux is the recording project of songwriter and producer Gabrielle Smith. Smith started using the moniker in 2007, releasing experimental and noise albums through 2010, and developing the sound over the years into the realm of more structured songwriting (2011’s Two Mountains), EDM (2012’s Eskimeaux), and more recently, as evident in her new album, O.K., beat-driven and poetic bedroom pop. Eskimeaux is a founding member of The Epoch, a Brooklyn-based songwriting and art collective.
The recording process of Eskimeaux’s newest release, O.K., began with Smith alone in her bedroom, demoing out dozens of songs written over the course of two years. After recording over thirty demos, eleven of the songs were developed, embellished and arranged into a formal LP. After the backbone of the album was established, Smith brought in Jack Greenleaf of Sharpless to coproduce and polish the record. Greenleaf helped mix and produce the album, and spent countless hours adding arrangements, warming vocals, and making dramatic drops out of silences. O.K. features vocal cameos from all of the members of The Epoch, including Lago Lucia, Dave Benton and Mitski Miyawaki, as well as arrangement contributions from Henry Crawford and LVL UP’s Nick Corbo.
Eskimeaux performs live as a four-piece, Gabrielle Smith (vocals and guitar) is supported by Epoch members Oliver Kalb (synthesizer), Felix Walworth (drums), and Jack Greenleaf (bass). The live band replaces the subtleties of the record with a more driving, dynamic approach to the songs. Eskimeaux will be touring the U.S. throughout 2015 in support of O.K., out May 12th on Double Double Whammy.
DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY
MAY 12 2015
2. Broken Necks
3. I Admit I’m Scared
4. The Thunder Answered Back
5. Pocket Full Of Posies
7. Alone At The Party
9. A Hug Too Long
10. That’s OK