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Caralee McElroy

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Genres  Experimental
Role  Multi-instrumentalist
Name  Caralee McElroy
Years active  2003–present
Occupation(s)  Musician

Caralee McElroy Caralee McElroy Wikipedia

Born  27 December 1983 (age 31) Olympia, Washington (1983-12-27)
Instruments  Keyboards, flute, bass guitar, guitar, drums
Associated acts  Cold Cave, Xiu Xiu, XXL
Website  Caralee McElroy's website
Music groups  Xiu Xiu (2004 – 2009), Cold Cave (2009 – 2010)
Albums  Fabulous Muscles, Women as Lovers, ¡Ciautistico!, Remixed & Covered, Love Comes Close
Similar People  Jamie Stewart, Wesley Eisold, Angela Seo, Devin Hoff, Ches Smith

Caralee McElroy (born December 27, 1983) is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist who has played in the bands Xiu Xiu, XXL, and Cold Cave.



McElroy was born in Olympia, WA and was raised in Modesto, California and Seattle, Washington. She grew up immersed in both music and the visual arts. Her father, Brent, is a luthier and guitar maker.


At seven, McElroy started to study the flute, and throughout her school years she picked up the guitar, percussion, drums, and the keyboards.

Xiu Xiu

In 2003, McElroy met her long-lost cousin, Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu. He needed a multi-instrumentalist, so she auditioned and joined Xiu Xiu during their Fabulous Muscles tour in 2004. McElroy left Xiu Xiu in May 2009.

Cold Cave

In February 2009, Caralee joined the band Cold Cave. She left in early 2010.

Other activities and collaborations

McElroy appeared on recordings for Casiotone for the Painfully Alone in 2006. As of 2009, she has been collaborating on a yet-to-be-named musical project with Chris Garneau.


with Xiu Xiu
  • 2004 – "Fleshettes", CD-single
  • 2005 – La Forêt
  • 2006 – The Air Force
  • 2007 – Remixed & Covered
  • 2008 - Women as Lovers
  • with XXL (Xiu Xiu Larsen)
  • 2005 – Ciautistico!
  • 2007 – ¿Spicchiology?
  • with Cold Cave
  • 2009 - Electronic Dreams Cassette
  • 2009 - Cremations CD
  • 2009 - Prurient Split - stars explode Cassette
  • 2009 - Easel and Ruby 12" Single
  • 2009 - Love Comes Close CD/LP
  • with Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
  • 2006 - Graceland
  • 2006 - Young Shields
  • References

    Caralee McElroy Wikipedia

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