Sylvan Esso were formed after an accidental coming together. Amelia Meath had written a song called ‘Play It Right’ and had performed it with her indie-folk 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. After asking Sanborn to ‘work on the track’ the producer sensed there was something more to this one time colaboration.

After a period of aligning schedules a self-titled LP was created (described as a collection of vivid addictions concerning suffering and love, darkness and deliverance). ‘Coffee‘, from the album, is below…

When Meath and Sanborn talk about Sylvan Esso, they come back to context—to how, before this project, they felt that their solo endeavors often felt short of it, as if they were lacking a crucial component.  That is no longer a concern.  When Meath sings to Sanborn a melody that she’s conjured and captured, he almost instinctively knows how to respond.  And when he delivers to her the backbone of a wordless beat, she adds lyrical bait where he’d only seen white space.

The self-titled album is set for a May 13th 2014 release (Partisan Records). The track-listing is as follows…

1. Hey Mami
2. Dreamy Bruises
3. Could I Be
4. Wolf
5. Dress
6. H.S.K.T
7. Coffee
8. Uncatena
9. Play It Right
10. Come Down

And there’s more good news. Sylvan Esso have announced of European dates. Again, these are as follows…

3/20 London, UK – Lexington
3/21 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
3/23 Amsterdam, Netherlands – MC Theatre
3/25 Berlin, Germany – Privat Club
3/26 London, UK – Oval Space
5/12 London, UK –Village Underground
5/14 Berlin, Germany – Berghain
5/15 Hamburg, Germany – Nochtspeicher
5/18 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
5/19 Paris, France – Café De La Danse

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