Hailing originally from New York City, eskimeaux is the music project of Gabrielle Smith. Eskimeaux is a four-piece outfit that delivers rock versions of songs from smith's recording project, whose songs center on exploring down to the bottom of what is really important. The live show is influenced by the delicate folk melodies of Vashti Bunyan, and draws its rock inspiration from East Coast friends such as Krill and Porches. The intricacies of eskimeaux's melodic structures serve to highlight moments of blossoming insight, while the heavy low end of the project drives the songs forward towards catharsis. Each song draws the audience into a towering, burnt-out cathedral of sound and then promptly tears it down.