Today, Eskimeaux shares the new single “Sparrow.” On May 15th Eskimeaux will play a release show for their forthcoming LP OK at Shea Stadium in New York City, then will hit the road with Mitski and Elvis Depressedly for a US tour.
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, releases have included (2011’s Two Mountains), EDM (2012’s Eskimeaux), and more recently, her new album, O.K. Eskimeaux is a founding member of The Epoch, a Brooklyn-based songwriting and art collective.
The recording 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.
10. That’s OK
6/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes *
6/19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *
6/20 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
6/21 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo *
6/23 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre *
6/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed *
6/25 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder *
6/27 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Lounge *
6/28 – Portland, OR @ Analog *
6/30 – San Fransisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
7/1 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction *
7/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
7/3 – San Diego, CA @ Legend Records *
7/5 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
7/7 – Houston, TX @ Walters *
7/8 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk Indoors *
7/9 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman *
7/10 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone *
7/11 – Nashville, TN @ The End *
7/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory *
7/14 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
7/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca *
7/16 – Boston, MA @ Cuisine En Local *
7/17 – New York, NY @ Palisades *
7/18 – Hamden, CT @ The Space *^ Record Release Show
* w/ Mitski & Elvis Depressedly