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Watch “Drunk” now

In 2015, indie kids everywhere found solace in the gentle noise from Eskimeaux's O.K album. The musical project is fronted by Gabrielle Smith, who you're most likely familiar with if you spend a great deal of time alone in your bedroom listening to her pal Frankie Cosmos. Smith's voice is like a loyal friend that you need to hear in your life more than you care to admit, except there's pleasant music playing in the background. She gets you better than anyone else ever did

On April 15, the Brooklyn-based band will release a mini album called Year of the Rabbit on Double Whammy Whammy. The discography serves as a collection of songs that capture Eskimeaux's live sound in an organic way—this lineup includes Emily Sprague and Felix Walworth, both of whom are members of Florist and the Epoch collective. Today, NYLON is premiering the music video for Eskimeaux's brand-new single "Drunk."

"I wrote 'Drunk' during a song-a-day project I did last spring. As my life becomes more and more busy with touring and the endless complexities of being a self-employed artist, small moments of domesticity like being a little bit drunk walking around with my partner become welcome breaks from my usual life," said Smith. "I think this whole album, Year of the Rabbit, is about claiming some control over my life in a time when things are very chaotic, and about finding strength in the quiet moments when art is made."

Watch the entire video, below.  Pre-order Eskimeaux's album here.

If you're really feeling the vibes, catch Eskimeaux on tour next month.
 
4/1 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium * #
4/2 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium * #
4/3 - Washington, DC  @ DC9 * #
4/4 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter * #
4/5 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Kings * #
4/6 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) * #
4/7 - Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge * #
4/8 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia * #
4/9 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada * #
4/10 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder * #
4/12 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf * #
4/13 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
4/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo * ^ #
4/15 - San Diego, CA @ Che Café * ^ #
4/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall * ^ #
4/18 - Portland, OR @ Analog Theater * ^ 
4/20 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project * ^
4/22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records * ^
4/23 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake * ^
4/25 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry * ^
4/26 - Madison, WI @ High Noon * ^
4/27 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall * ^
4/28 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's * ^
4/29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project * ^
4/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church * ^
5/1 - New York, NY @ Market Hotel * ^
5/6 - Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge
5/12 - Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom ~
5/13 - Providence, RI @ Aurora ~
 
* w/ Frankie Cosmos
# w/ Anna McClellan
^ w/ Yowler
~ w/ free cake for every creature
Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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