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Eskimeaux is the recording project of songwriter and producer Gabrielle Smith. Smith started using the moniker in 2007, releasing experimental and noise albums through 2010, and developing the sound over the years into the realm of more structured songwriting (2011's "Two Mountains"), droney, dark EDM (2012's "Eskimeaux"), and more recently, as evident in her new album, "O.K." (to be released on Double Double Whammy), beat-driven and poetic bedroom pop. Eskimeaux is a founding member of The Epoch, a Brooklyn-based songwriting and art collective.

You can order a vinyl or CD copy of this album from the Double Double Whammy store at: store.dbldblwhmmy.com/products/546627-eskimeaux-o-k-lp-cd-mp3-pre-order

You can check out a handmade, sold out tape copy of this album on the Mt. Home Arts website at:
www.mthomearts.com/products/547867-eskimeaux-o-k

1st Pressing Info:
250 Cloudy w/ blue splatter vinyl
250 Blue w/ yellow splatter vinyl
500 Black vinyl
1000 CDs

2nd Pressing Info:
500 Coke bottle clear vinyl
500 Clear w/ white center vinyl

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released May 12, 2015

Lyrics and music by Gabrielle Smith
Arranged by Gabrielle Smith and Jack Greenleaf
Drums by Felix Walworth
Mixed by Jack Greenleaf
Produced by Jack Greenleaf and Gabrielle Smith
Artwork by Susannah Cutler
Cover and back cover photo by Richard Gin
Artwork adapted from an original photo by Andrew Piccone
Insert art by Colin Alexander
Spine by Emily Sprague
Mastered by Carl Saff

This album is dedicated to Oliver Kalb

Special thanks to :
Jack Greenleaf for working SO hard on this album
Susannah Cutler for working SO hard on the artwork
Dave Benton and Mike Caridi at Double Double Whammy for making this album HAPPEN
Mitski Miyawaki, Henry Crawford, Emily Sprague, Nick Corbo, Matt Van Asselt, Greta Kline, Aaron Maine, and David Maine for working on and/or supporting me through the process of making this album

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Ó New York, New York

Eskimeaux is the songwriting and production project of Gabrielle Smith. The live Eskimeaux band is Gabrielle Smith, Oliver Kalb, Felix Walworth, and Jack Greenleaf.

Management:
montanalevy@gmail.com

For booking inquiries, contact ghorbal@apa-agency.com

For press inquiries, contact eloyl@grandstandhq.com

photo by Andrew Piccone (thishasgottostop.net)
banner photo by Sarah Cass (sarahcass.com)
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Track Name: Folly
folly, i was falling
i was taller than i wanted to be
hollow, swallowed, i was following
you were faster than a gelding
in my mind you're a crow
a spirit animal i am wont to know
but i don't want to be responsible
molding, i was folding
your clothing in some kind of dream
loving, i was hovering
i was flipping, fleeting, doving
in my dreams you're a bathtub running
you are warm and tender and bubbling
oh, you are cold and bristling and struggling
Track Name: Broken Necks
When I had a million arms I would wrap them around all your body parts
try to keep away all that could do you harm
try to keep out sickness and keep you warm
but every time the going got tough one by one they were falling off
While you were breaking your neck trying to keep your head up
I was breaking my neck just to stick it out for you
and I know we'd hang out everyday if I wasn't 100 miles away
from our tadpoles gathering in the creek
and our baby birds learning how to shriek
All the eagles I still haven't seen and the trees proudly alive and green
I could swear they are there just for you and me
whether friends or in love there's an indisputable beauty
While you were breaking your neck trying to keep your head up
I was breaking my neck just to stick it out for you
If the distance between us grows too strong
I would saturate silence with your song
'cause you'd rub my back 'til the skin smoothed out
smoother than the glass that the sea spits out
and don't forget to take your shirt off, run into the water
the birds are singing louder and the days are getting longer
open up your hands and accept that this has ended
"Nothing in this world is holier than friendship"
Track Name: I Admit I'm Scared
i admit i'm scared of a warm side of our bed
i tremble in the face of your loneliness
and everything i think should be buried in the ground
should be kept inside my head, but it's knit into your brow
i live inside your room and if i reach out with my hand
the disturbance sends our things crashing down upon my head
and everything i think should be buried in the ground
should be kept inside my head, but it's knit into your brow
and everything i said spewed like sparklers from my mouth
and everything i said spewed like sparklers from my mouth
they looked pretty as they flew, but now they're useless and burnt out
and if i had a dime for every time i'm freaking out
we could fly around the world, or just get out of your parents' house
Track Name: The Thunder Answered Back
oh, how my heart can fly when your smile has good intentions
(and "hi" can mean the world to me)
and i know singing makes you shy when it's in front of me and my friends
(but your singing means the world to me)
and how i tried to keep my cool when we disappointed you
you waxen wing, you foolish thing
and oh, how i can still taste your tongue-tied stare upon my face
you dirty look, you burning bush
so here i sit, i've come to rest some weight upon your little chest
you free-for-all, you wrecking ball
so here i stand, next to your bed, to lay waste to your healthy head
you spider web, you dance of death
i believe you'd be so cold to leave me hanging all day long
you prickly frost, you courage lost
but i could never be so mad to shake you by the shoulders screaming
you coward!
you hummingbird!
you coward!
you hummingbird!
you coward!
you hummingbird!
you coward!
i screamed out, "how'd it get this bad?"
and the thunder answered back,
"if you know not what you lack then you must unturn your back. your inside is overcast and you are tethered to your past and it must feel like fucking hell to be a patchwork of yourself. a bunch of scraps thrown and sewn around your bones and though you're alone they're holding you too tightly.
but who are you?
from where do you come?
what do you believe in?
and who do you love?"
Track Name: Pocket Full of Posies
our secret has become a child on halloween
costume and a basket full of candy
it knows what being scared is
but not how to be scary
are you the cowardly lion or the little thief?
are you the dancing bear or thunder and lightning?
you know what being scared is
but not how to be scary
do wrappers on the ground lead you right back to me?
does the smell of backseats remind you of me?
when you changed your clothes did you change out of me?
pocket full of posies, fall down next to me
Track Name: Sparrow
when i came back to the east coast
looking out from the beach among the boats
from afar i saw two arms
swing together, then apart
you're a shadow from a jaunty kite
you're a sparrow with the loudest pipes
and i like it
so i took off my boots
and i made my way out to you
from afar you are a wrecking ball
swaying dangerous and drunk and high and tired
but when i got to you, you stood up on the sand bar
spinning circles, laughing, dancing, making waves with your arms
you're a shadow from a jaunty kite
you're a sparrow with the loudest pipes
when i think of you it makes me want to cry
and i find myself thinking about you all the time
and i like it
Track Name: Alone at the Party
are we holding our breath?
are you really so upset?
sometimes it's hard to remember you're my friend
so i talk to you through my songs instead
and i know i'm being cold and acting guarded
but i can't get stoned
so i'm alone at the party
and how we danced at the show
even with our bags and coats
i knocked into your elbow
and almost fell onto the floor
i was all arms and legs when i looked into your face
but now i'm bruised and buckling
did you notice we were touching?
and i know i'm being cold and acting guarded
but i can't get stoned
so i'm alone at the party
and i can tell you're afraid
and i hate to see you that way
but i could be your loner
if you would be my stoner
and i don't know if it means a thing to you, maybe partly
but i'm glad to know you're sad too and feel alone at the party
Track Name: Thanks
my loving is greener than a field in june
and my dumb heart is dried out from the heat in our room
but what if we spent the day without any friends around
put the Times down?
let's go walking in the Brooklyn Museum
in the perfect, marbley light i see him
and stupidly i say something mean
he licks his wounds secretly
my loving is so happy and naked
when you met me, i didn't know, but i was just a kid
so in thanks i will wrap my arms around
throw my fire arms down
Track Name: A Hug Too Long
and if you ever told me that you were scared
i'd appear there
and if you ever wanted me, i'd be scared
but i'd appear there
the light tonight was bluish
you didn't see it
you went to work
i went to new brunswick
and i was feeling foolish
maybe you could see it
you went to work
i went to new brunswick
so maybe i am dead wrong
a hug too long!
a whiff of your hair
and if you ever want me
you'll hear this song
and you'll appear there
a sway, a bump, a blush
the train that carelessly carried us
you went to work
i went to new brunswick
and i can't get enough
i'm a thundercloud of love
i bloat, i drench, i tear
gabby, stop right there
Track Name: That's O.K.
frankie is face down in our bed
you are downstairs
and all i want is to hear you say
"we're not the same, but that's okay"
you came home today
and you said
that you were scared
you're not the same
but that's okay
'cause i want you
and you want me too
and that's all we have to do
that's all we have to do