Hear and see Sylvan Esso's complete visual EP 'Echo Mountain Sessions' See the complete studio sessions for the electronic duo's latest project, a collection of Sylvan Esso songs performed by a full band, with saxophone, electric guitar, piano and more. Yes I know I made a boat analogy early. No, Sylvan Esso … “We can predict what will be fun for us and what will be not fun for us. Sylvan Esso have reunited their 2019 touring band, WITH, to reimagine tracks from their 2020 album Free Love for a new EP titled WITH LOVE.The record is out now via Loma Vista Recordings. Much as she did during her time with that band, Meath elevates everyday experiences, thus revealing the poignance that can exist within the mundane. After the COVID-19 pandemic exploded across the world, the band decided to take the time to finalize their next album, Free Love, which was announced on July 21, 2020 She has written for The Village Voice, Stereogum, Brooklyn Magazine, Impose, Complex, and others. If there had been an album cover, I would have been clutching it to my … Sylvan Esso had a number of marquee dates on the books, including hosting Bonnaroo’s signature SuperJam in June. Play It Right 16. PARAD(w/m)E 8. On the first day we played the song “Wolf,” checking the pulse of the band, how would we sound together, how would we arrange together, and how much homework did everyone actually do? The narrative in “Uncatena,” for instance, centers on washing dishes and writing letters. Wolf 3. Booming, ornate art-pop anthems mark Felicity Groom as an artist riding the line between high, visionary aesthetics and commercial appeal. Though it had been released only days prior, the audience at the Baby’s show knew every single word from opening lines True, it’s a dance, we know the moves / The bow, the dip, the woo, to the infectious Get up / Get down of the chorus, and Meath’s imploring Do you love me? Songwriting is amazing and Sophie's voice sets a perfect melancholy mood. 1,258 talking about this. There was plenty reason to take note of the band’s early online presence. Sylvan Esso released a surprise EP, WITH LOVE. Required fields are marked *. Though both members play in every different sounding bands as their day jobs, the duo formed in 2013 and released a highly acclaimed debut studio album in 2014. Pop sensibility drives every track on the record. Come Down 2. I have this beat. It's hard to believe that it hasn't quite been a year since the first Sylvan Esso album came out. Sylvan Esso Announce “Visual EP” Of Songs Re-Recorded With All-Star Backing Band Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso. Sylvan Esso Electronic pop band Sylvan Esso announced today that they will be releasing their third full-length album, Free Love, on September 25 via Loma Vista Recordings. Jan 26, 2018 - Explore Alyssa miann's board "Sylvan esso" on Pinterest. That’s an accurate representation of how this show ended up. Your email address will not be published. It’s really immediate and not entirely predictable. Last January, we caught up with the pair as they kicked off a headlining tour at Baby’s All Right. Always going back to this album - an AOTY contender even though a few songs were released last year. “It’s mostly just being really good partners in crime,” Meath says. Numb 4. We had this idea to do just an old school format – a 45RPM single with the full acapella instrumental. Meath adds, “We both have very, very distinct sounds which are actually kind of disparate. This summer Amelia Meath – the lyric-writing, Buffalo boot wearing, cartwheeling half of Sylvan Esso – turned 32. Sylvan Esso will play the second of two sold out shows Monday night at First Avenue in Minneapolis. Sylvan Esso presents “WITH,” a special concert that finds them expanding on their emotionally wrenching electro-pop with warm full-band arrangements. Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso is Amelia Randall Meath and Nick Sanborn. See more ideas about Music, Me me me song, Band photoshoot. “Wolf” became the anchor, before the rocket ship would take off each night. The duo of multi-instrumentalist/producer Nick Sanborn and vocalist Amelia Meath were supported by the 10-piece WITH band they assembled for a tour in fall 2019. We knew how good this could sound, how different it could be from the original recordings and how special that would feel for the crowd, and for us. The WITH LOVE EP was recorded during Sylvan Esso’s final installment in their three-part virtual … I’m a DJ, and all the old 12 inches I would buy [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][were like that]. “At the heart of Sylvan Esso is this really fun argument—Nick wants things to sound unsettling, but I want you take your shirt off and dance. Radio 10. The first take of that song put everyone immediately at ease and also turned up the temperature. Combining the timeless, self-possessed sound of Amelia Meath’s velveteen vocals with cleverly nuanced, exultant electronic production from Nick Sanborn, the project has captivated an ever-growing fan base that includes the industry’s heaviest hitters (they’ve supported the likes of Justin Vernon and Merrill Garbus on national tours) all on the strength of just three Soundcloud offerings. But we try to serve the song first,” says Sanborn. The whole album is great with not a single song you gotta skip to get to a good song. His DJ intuition serves Sylvan Esso especially well on pumping club anthem “H.S.T.K.” Meath’s vocals are spry and jazzy at the song’s outset, bouncing over springy beats before growing sultry and daring on the line Don’t you wanna get some? “Wolf” ended up being the first song in the set. For now, all she can do is daydream. '” Then, Sanborn continues, “We just keep working on it til it’s something that we both like.”, It’s an exchange best illustrated by the metaphors within “Coffee,” a breakout track for the band that, at its most simple, is about dancing with a partner. WITH LOVE, released 02 December 2020 1. August 7, 2017 4:16 p.m. It’s not like we have some machine that’s just gonna keep going for us,” Sanborn says. Songwriting is amazing and Sophie's voice sets a perfect melancholy mood. Tracks like this are especially vibrant when performed live, perfectly suited for the sensual, hip-hop inspired gyrations Meath executes with a dancer’s grace. Die Young 5. Signal 6. Electronic music is moving out of rigidity.” Whether highlighting the sinister courtship rituals of the modern male on “Wolf” or listless teenage shenanigans on “Dreamy Bruises,” Meath’s imaginative lyrics and their easygoing delivery haunt those purlieus with a finesse and elegance that magnifies the contributions of both performers. We were all sent the song list in advance, with just a few written ideas of what some of us could do on each song, but largely it all remained open for interpretation and when we convened in the house to rehearse in Durham for the first time. It’s a rare thing that a band is able change to the way you listen to music altogether, but with every release, Sylvan Esso do just that. “Each of us tends to have instincts to do what we’re gonna do, which is why we have individual voices. They’re hardly committing felonies, though; as a record, Sylvan Esso feels more like a gift. I mean we have like three songs on the internet. awesome fusion of sounds and grooves, pretty unique all in all. The Glow 9. Rewind 15. Coffee 13. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Haim, Sylvan Esso, Pheobe Bridgers and Easy Life are among the big names added to the 2021 Mad Cool Festival in the Spanish capital, Madrid. Sanborn’s handling of Meath’s swooning, antiqued melodies comes off as preternatural; whether he lets them rest unadorned over subtle textures or manipulates her lines entirely to serve as a beat or movement in and of itself, it’s always expertly executed, respectful, and perfectly at home in its broader context. It comes from the rustic traditions that inform Meath’s style of singing as much as how her vocal gets filtered through Sanborn’s modern approach. Sanborn says the video reflects “our whole aesthetic, referencing pop but pulling the things out of it that we love.”. Sanborn says, “We really wanted to contextualize it right away. A Band. It invites remixes, it puts it in a context that we always wanted it to be in since we started working together.” Though it appeared as a b-side to “Hey Mami,” “Play It Right” was actually their first collaboration. Uncatena 11. On the heels of their 3rd album Free Love, a 6-episode experimental podcast called Shaking Out The Numb, a recent performance … “I sat down and studied music videos for like a week,” she says, detailing a syllabus that included TLC’s “No Scrubs,” Jon Hopkins’ “Open Eye Signal,” and Sean Paul’s “Get Busy.” It splices slow-mo scenes from various dance parties – subuirban gymnasium hoe-downs, 50’s sock-hops, jaded hipster house parties, and finally, a futuristic flash mob styled by Sylvan Esso’s friends at Dear Hearts, a boutique in their hometown of Durham, North Carolina. Sylvan Esso is a synth pop duo hailing from Durham, North Carolina, USA. Lindsey Rhoades is the founding Editor-In-Chief of AudioFemme. Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. New album Free Love out 9/25/2020 on Loma Vista Recordings. “We’re a partnership, just a man and a woman in a band on completely even footing, and that’s how we treat everything,” Sanborn says. They both come from folksier backgrounds; Sanborn played with Megafaun while Meath was a founding member of Mountain Man. Already we’ve said no to things that we thought were a bad idea.” Meath cites the importance of naps, perspective and nutrition when it comes to stamina and maintaining a good attitude, stating, “The minute I start getting to be a Grumpus Maximus, [I know] something’s going on. MPR News. This tour existed only to exist, not to promote a new album or celebrate a milestone. But it’s a respect for what the other brings to the table that makes this collaboration a resounding success. “It’s a pop band, but we’re talking about complicated emotions. WITH by Sylvan Esso, released 24 April 2020 1. If the formula seems done to death, it must be said that these two work so exquisitely together it feels entirely fresh. The full-length release — titled Free Love — will arrive on September 25 via Loma Vista. We’re just so grateful to people for being attentive,” gushes Sanborn. “Hey Mami” introduced the group with a forward-thinking look at the realities of street harassment, though couched as it was in cheery playground handclaps it was just as easy to dance to as it was to provoke conversation about the dually damaging and uplifting nature of unwarranted comments from bystanders. Sound This tour existed only to exist, not to promote a new album or celebrate a milestone. “Sometimes, it happens and you’re like, ‘Fuck you, I feel really threatened and unsafe,’ and then someone will do it and you’re like, ‘Awww yeah! HSKT 14. Sylvan Esso spent the next couple years touring extensively, performing for their own headlining shows, festival slots, late-night shows and more. cjxx98, supported by 59 fans who also own “WITH”, Always going back to this album - an AOTY contender even though a few songs were released last year. Their easy give-and-take was apparent even in the way they riffed effortlessly on Star Trek, the inherent un-sexiness of playing baritone sax, or an upcoming tour stop in California in which each admitted they were looking forward to being served “overpriced juice” from a “surfer dude-babe” (Meath) or “vegan girl with an undercut” (Sanborn). Your email address will not be published. Sylvan Esso have announced plans for a brand new record. Formed in 2013, a year after Sanborn presented Meath with a particularly affecting remix of the Meath-penned Mountain Man song "Play It Right," the band released their Partisan Records-issued debut long-player, Sylvan Esso, in early 2014.The LP cracked the Top 40 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the singles "Hey … Sylvan Esso, here to put some lyrical happiness into your earholes during these weird times. Sylvan Esso play NYC in May 8th at The Westway, and as supporting act for tUnE-yArDs at Webster Hall June 22nd and 23rd.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]. No, Sylvan Esso simply wanted to do something fun. Electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso released a new six-track EP on Wednesday, entitled WITH LOVE. Durham, North Carolina. 243,193 fans get concert alerts for this artist. Sylvan Esso has been on a remarkable run this fall and the surprises continue today. Sylvan Esso’s self-titled debut is a beautiful study in synergy. For themselves, for their fans, and for us, their friends, who got easily roped into being in the ten piece band. Frequency 5. “It’s just two of us. Of course a party was impossible, so instead she and her bandmate and husband Nick Sanborn got masked up, dipped themselves into a vat of hand sanitiser and went to a wind chime shop. We’re trying to make pop songs that aren’t on the radio, because they’re too weird,” says Meath. A band. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. July 28, 2017 • See the complete studio sessions for the electronic duo's latest project, a collection of Sylvan Esso songs performed by a full band, with saxophone, electric guitar, piano and more. The whole album is great with not a single song you gotta skip to get to a good song. It makes for a fun watch and an incredible listen, and–as major league Sylvan fans here at Blugold Radio–we just wanted to take a moment to strongly … “Really early on we established this relationship of being hyper honest when we didn’t like something. Rooftop Dancing 6. Sylvan Esso is Amelia Randall Meath and Nick Sanborn. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Maybe you just need to eat a bagel.” “Could I Be,” a standout track on the LP, perfectly elucidates the exhilaration and exhaustion of that hustle. Third full-length Free Love sees vocalist Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn crystallise their unique brand of electronic music into ten irregular yet exquisite pearls of synth-pop. Dreamy Bruises 7. “Cat-calling… happens, and it upsets me. Bandcamp New & Notable Nov 21, 2020, supported by 52 fans who also own “WITH”, awesome fusion of sounds and grooves, pretty unique all in all shorehamirv, Bandcamp Daily  your guide to the world of Bandcamp, Moddi Explores Each Track of His Politically Charged New Album “Unsongs”, Nite Jewel on the Highs and Lows of Being a Woman in the Music Industry, As Den-Mate, D.C. Musician Jules Hale Wants To Find The Light. If you like Sylvan Esso, you may also like: supported by 82 fans who also own “WITH”, This is one of the greatest albums of 2020. Sylvan Esso have kept up a pace that could be hard for other bands to maintain. Sylvan Esso records with a full band. “Every facet of it: hardware, software… every part of musicianship and instrumentation is changing constantly. And it’s incredibly effective as a motivational tool; the chugging synths and persistent beats mirror the locomotion of the “train” that Meath refers to even as Sanborn distorts her voice into a mechanical whistle. “I did a remix for a song she wrote for Mountain Man and that became ‘Play It Right’ and we just kept sending each other stuff that we thought the other one would be into,” Sanborn explains. Sylvan Esso’s self-titled debut is a beautiful study in synergy. Dress 4. You can really tell how having a full 10 peice band backing them transforms and energizes their songs, taking it to a whole ‘nother level. The tracks on Sylvan Esso (streaming now on NPR) are as deceptively simple as those that precede its May 13th release on Partisan Records; all that’s at work here are Sanborn’s synths and beats and Meath’s melodic acrobatics, but the dynamics between these two elements elevate the abilities of the other at every turn. Cathy Wurzer. 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