Snapshots: Eskimeaux (and Basement) @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 9/7/16

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Eskimeaux performs at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. (Photo by Kristie Chua)

Gabrielle Smith, better known as Eskimeaux, visited the Rock and Roll Hotel in DC from Brooklyn last week to tour in support of a new EP, Year of the Rabbit (which is out this Friday).

Performing on Sept. 7, Eskimeaux presented songs like “Year of the Rabbit” — the title track of that EP — with air vocals and suprisingly resplendent guitars. The results remind me a bit of Scotland’s Camera Obscura, but Gabrielle sounds more consistently wistful and perhaps a touch more melancholy.

Watch Eskimeaux perform “Drunk” from the new album at Sofar New York on Nov. 5, 2015 via YouTube:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUfEDLtw5kE]

Eskimeaux continues on tour tomorrow, Sept. 13, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and through the Midwest for a week or so before returning to New England for some more dates.

Here are a few pictures of Eskimeaux performing at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Sept. 7, 2016.
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Eskimeaux opened for UK hardcore punks Basement. So we have a few pictures of the gents from Ipswitch as well!
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