Today, Eskimeaux have shared the album stream for Year of the Rabbit, their new mini-album. Year of the Rabbit finds the band replacing the sound of 2015’s O.K. with a more immediate, naturally produced sound, showcasing the sound of Eskimeaux’s live band. Year of the Rabbit is available for pre-order now and out April 15th via Double Double Whammy.
Eskimeaux are currently on a full US tour with Frankie Cosmos and Yowler. All dates below.
4/12 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf * #
4/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
4/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo * ^ #
4/15 – San Diego, CA @ Che Café * ^ #
4/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall * ^ #
4/18 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater * ^
4/20 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project * ^
4/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records * ^
4/23 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake * ^
4/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry * ^
4/26 – Madison, WI @ High Noon * ^
4/27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall * ^
4/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s * ^
4/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project * ^
4/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church * ^
5/1 – New York, NY @ Market Hotel * ^
5/6 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge %
5/12 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom ~
5/13 – Providence, RI @ Aurora ~
* w/ Frankie Cosmos
# w/ Anna McClellan
^ w/ Yowler
% w/ Mac McCaughan
~ w/ free cake for every creature
Eskimeaux is the recording project of songwriter and producer Gabrielle Smith. The project began in 2007 as an outlet for Smith’s experimental and noisy home-recordings. In 2011, Smith formed The Epoch collective with several other Brooklyn-based songwriters and artists, and began developing her sound over the years into the realm of more structured pop songwriting. Smith released her full-length album, O.K., on Double Double Whammy in 2015.
Eskimeaux’s latest recording, Year of the Rabbit, advances Smith’s sound further; the collection of songs was recorded mostly live by Emily Sprague and Felix Walworth, two fellow members of the Epoch, in their home studio in Brooklyn. The record is the first to showcase the sound of Eskimeaux’s live band, replacing the sound of Smith’s earlier records with a more immediate, naturally produced sound.