Eskimeaux are releasing Year of the Rabbit, their latest mini-album, on colored etched vinyl. Year of the Rabbit finds the band replacing the sound of 2015’s critically acclaimed O.K. with a more immediate, naturally produced sound, showcasing the sound of Eskimeaux’s live band. The Year of the Rabbit vinyl is available via the Double Double Whammy webstore and will be in stores on September 16th.
Eskimeaux have also announced Fall tour dates that include Riot Fest in Chicago and Pop Montreal.
YEAR OF THE RABBIT
DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY
1. Year of the Rabbit
6. Sleeping Bear
9/6 Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar
9/7 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
9/9 Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room
9/10Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
9/11Newport, KY @ Southgate House
9/13Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
9/14Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
9/15Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
9/16Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
9/17Kalamazoo @ Western Michigain State University
9/18Columbus, OH @ Independants Day Festival
9/19Toronto @ Smiling Buddah
9/21 Montreal, ON @ Pop Montreal
9/22 Burlington, VT @ Arts Riot
10/20 Oneonta, NY @ SUNY Oneata
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 as its primary sonic touchstone, replacing the highly produced and overdubbed sound of Smith’s earlier records with a more immediate, naturally produced sound.