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:
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.