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Moodboard: Sylvan Esso

Like the slinky, penicillin and the microwave, some of the greatest things have been discovered by accident. Sometimes the world has a way of amalgamating stuff that just comes together. Sylvan Esso, much like these loved inventions, came about entirely by chance. Comprised of Amelia Meath (Mountain Man) and Nick Sanborn (Megafaun, Made of Oak), the pair first made contact when they shared the bill at a small club. Meath had just written a song, ‘Play It Right’ and was on the look out for someone to rework the track for a remix.

This happy meeting was to be the first of many, as the pair realised that there was something special between them, something that needed to be explored. Taking up camp in Durham, N.C., Sylvan Esso was formed, and both Meath and Sanborn got to work on their album. Over the course of the year the duo had created a self-titled debut that explores shades of light and dark with a pop twinge. Their latest single, ‘Coffee’, sees Meath’s sweet vocals expertly synched yet juxtaposed with Sanborn’s production. We got the pair to create a moodboard that explores their loves and inspirations…

Michael Jackson – ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’

“Amelia’s favourite song right now.”

William Hackney
image001“Where there’s a will there’s a way.”

Red Panda Kigu
image002“The cosiest of the cose.”

Twin Sister – ‘Bad Street’

“One of our favourites. We wouldn’t be in a band without them!”

image003“One day you will be ours!”

Craigslist Mirrors
tumblr_n30akfIPQy1slcc4qo1_1280“Our favourite!”

Sylvan Esso release their self-titled debut album on June 2nd via Partisan Records. Pre-order the album here!

Catch Sylvan Esso live at the follow dates:
12th May 2014 GB, London – Village Underground with tUnE-yArDs
14th May, DT, Berlin, Berghain with tUnE-yArDs
15th May, DT, Hamburg, Nochtspeicher with tUnE-yArDs
18th May, NL, Amsterdam, Bitterzoet with tUnE-yArDs
19th May, FR, Paris, Café Paris de la Danse with tUnE-yArDs

- Alim Kheraj

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