The first weekend of April, every year, Harrisonburg, VA hosts a small, independently run music festival known as MACRoCk (Mid Atlantic College Radio Conference). And every year that I attend I discover a handful of under-the-radar bands that are killer. This year, Eskimeaux emerged as one of those bands.
Like so many good artists these days, Eskimeaux hails from Brooklyn. Eskimeaux is the recording project of Gabrielle Smith, who is a founding member of The Epoch, a songwriting and art collective in Brooklyn. Eskimeaux's sound has changed through the years, but has transformed into sleepy bedroom indie pop -- the perfect kind of music to lay your head down to at night.
"Littoral Lullaby" is a dreamy, beautiful, soft-spoken track, just like any lullaby should be. Rhythmic drums drive the song forward, and mark the cadence of Smith's smooth, alluring vocals. The lyrics are poetic and worth reading into. The sound is understated, with electronic tendencies. This is a song that I could listen to on repeat (and have) as I drift off to sleep.