It’s shaping up to be a pretty epic summer for Sylvan Esso. The duo, made up of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, just released their self-titled album on May 14 via Partisan, and now they’ve been added to the sold-out tUnE-yArDs bill at the Fillmore on June 6.
Meath, who works with her trio Mountain Man, and Sanborn from Megafaun and the project Made of Oak, formed Sylvan Esso in 2012 in Durham, North Carolina. What resulted was a self-titled ten-track album brightly touching on love, loss, and desolation. The songs cover the cunning acoustic elements of pop accented with thoughtful electronic production, to make a collection that delves equally into live handclaps and vocal precision as it does into gratifying dubstep hooks.
“Coffee”, one of the album’s first singles, shines. The effusive, whirring track uses dainty mismatched tones and Meath’s bluesy tonal dips to its advantage—where similar songs may falter by including too many opposing elements, here the combination develops the song’s own exclusive texture.
And that sentiment is repeated throughout the album. A lot of the songs (specifically “Hey Mami” and new single “Play It Right” featured below) pair odd sounds together. No doubt it will point to a pretty curious live show.
Check out the video for “Play It Right” below. Tickets are sold-out but keep a watchful eye on StubHub!
tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso
June 6, 2014
8pm, SOLD OUT