WATCH: Brush up on your dance moves to the official video for “Coffee”
LISTEN: “Coffee,” which hit #1 on HypeMachine its first week online, via Soundcloud
“[Sylvan Esso] could sound like deliberately primitive 1970s electro in one song and glitchy, abstract techno in another behind Amelia Meath’s teasing voice” - The New York Times
“Sleek, experimental and infectious” -NPR (one of their favorite discoveries of SXSW)
“Dance music’s take on a folk ballad, merging drafty vocal interludes with a groovy pulse and manic jolts of sound” -Pitchfork
“Sure to woo lovers of folk and electronic music alike through calming, compelling vocals and spellbinding loops and beats.” - SPIN
Following a run of European tour dates with likes of Wye Oak, Tycho, and tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso will embark on a US tour in May, again supporting tUnE-yArDs. They will play major US markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, and NYC, and the full list of dates can be found below.
Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band. Rather, Amelia Meath had written a song called “Play It Right” and sung it with her trio Mountain Man. She’d met Nick Sanborn, an electronic producer working under the name Made of Oak, in passing on a shared bill in a small club somewhere. She asked him to scramble it, to render her work his way. He did the obligatory remix, but he sensed that there was something more important here than a one-time handoff: Of all the songs Sanborn had ever recast, this was the first time he felt he’d added to the raw material without subtracting from it, as though, across the unseen wires of online file exchange, he’d found his new collaborator without even looking.
SYLVAN ESSO DROP VIDEO FOR "COFFEE"