Eskimeaux

Year of the Rabbit

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Lo-fi songwriter/musician Gabrielle Smith, aka Eskimeaux, solidifies her transition from more experimental indie folk to catchy, introspective indie pop with Year of the Rabbit, her second label release with Double Double Whammy. Recorded mostly live, the six-track mini-album's scenes are a touch more immediate than 2015's O.K., though both are warm, lo-fi, contemplative outings that evade robotization. The wistful yet summery "Power" offers catchy jangle fare with some refreshingly unexpected phrasing, and Smith's wispy vocal delivery sits nicely in the melody of the light-handed title track, an uptempo ditty that features frequent collaborator Greta Kline, aka Frankie Cosmos.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:56
2
1:44
3
2:56
4
2:40
5
1:46
6
3:49
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