| 27 December 1983 (age 31)
Olympia, Washington (1983-12-27) |
Keyboards, flute, bass guitar, guitar, drums
Cold Cave, Xiu Xiu, XXL
Caralee McElroy's website
Xiu Xiu (2004 – 2009), Cold Cave (2009 – 2010)
Fabulous Muscles, Women as Lovers, ¡Ciautistico!, Remixed & Covered, Love Comes Close
Jamie Stewart, Wesley Eisold, Angela Seo, Devin Hoff, Ches Smith
Caralee McElroy Wikipedia
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.
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.
In February 2009, Caralee joined the band Cold Cave. She left in early 2010.
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