“Broken Necks” by Eskimeaux

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 recently announced a full U.S. tour with Frankie Cosmos and Yowler. All dates below. “Broken Necks” comes off Eskimeaux’s Year of the Rabbit EP.

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.

ESKIMEAUX
YEAR OF THE RABBIT
DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY
APRIL 15, 2016

1. Year of the Rabbit
2. WTF
3. Power
4. Drunk
5. Bulldog
6. Sleeping Bear

TOUR DATES:
2/14 – Amherst, MA @ Unitarian Meetinghouse
2/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
4/1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium *
4/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium *
4/3 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
4/4 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
4/5 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Kings *
4/6 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) *
4/7 – Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge *
4/8 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia *
4/9 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
4/10 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder *
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 * ^

* w/ Frankie Cosmos
^ w/ Yowler