Sylvan Esso just released their self-titled debut album and we have been playing it NON-STOP here in the Granada promo office. It’s a nice summer soundtrack. But just who exactly is Sylvan Esso?
The duo consists of former Mountain Man singer Amelia Meath and electronic producer Nick Sanborn. The two met after a show in 2012 and the magic began to happen when Sanborn created a remix of her song “Play It Right”. After that chance encounter, they became a band, crafting a collection of vivid songs concerning suffering and love. Highly recommended for fans of Dirty Projectors, CHVRCHES, and Purity Ring.
“Meath’s saccharine vocal tickled the most timid parts of even our grown-up selves, the parts that still believe in magic, value wonderment, and covet the spirit of charm.” — Consequence of Sound
“…uses the loops, builds and programmed beats of dance music to warp and reframe old-school melodies.” — NPR
Sylvan Esso opens up for Tune-Yards on Friday May 30th. Tickets can be purchased here. Show up early!