Based in Durham, North Carolina Sylvan Esso is a collaboration between vocalist Amelia Meath (Mountain Man) and electronic musician Nick Sanborn (Megafaun). The duo previously released their debut single "Hey Mami" via Trekky Records. Recently, the twosome put out "Coffee." I can't get enough of the catchy synth production coupled with Amelia's vocals- you can check out their other track "Play It Right" to hear what I am talking about. They're heading out on tour starting in DC today- here are the dates...
1/28 Washington DC - DC9
1/30 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC
2/10 San Diego - Soda Bar
2/11 Los Angeles, CA - Satellite
2/13 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
2/14 Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
2/15 Seattle, WA - Barboza
3/11 - 3/16 Austin, TX SXSW
I know where my partner and I are going on Valentine's day.
How did you guys get together?
"We met in Milwaukee at the Cactus Club about three years ago when Nick’s solo project, Made of Oak, was thrown onto a bill that we were playing on. I knew we were friends immediately because of the way he danced while he was playing. When Mountain Man needed a remix, I sent him the stems for a song called “Play It Right,” which is now a Sylvan Esso song that’s going to be released on our upcoming single." -Indy Week.