27 December 1983 |
|Instruments||Keyboards, flute, bass guitar, guitar, drums|
|Associated acts||Cold Cave, Xiu Xiu, XXL|
|Website||Caralee McElroy's website|
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.
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.
Other activities and collaborations
- 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)
- 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
- 2006 - Graceland
- 2006 - Young Shields
- Caralee McElroy Bio at CaraleeMcElroy.com
- Brent McElroy Bio at McElroyGuitars.com Archived February 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Thanks for the memories" at XiuXiu.org Archived January 9, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. May 14, 2009.
- Caralee McElroy at Discogs.com
- Chris Garneau: The New Gay Interview. May 27, 2009.