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Nine Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Gorillaz, Feist, Mew, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Plus Thurston Moore, BNQT, Sylvan Esso, Little Cub, and Juliana Hatfield

Apr 28, 2017

Here we highlight nine albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage.  More

Watch: Sylvan Esso - “Radio” Video

What Now Due Out April 28 via Loma Vista

Apr 12, 2017

Sylvan Esso are releasing a new albumWhat Now, on April 28 via Loma Vista. They have already shared three songs from the album: "Radio," "Kick Jump Twist," and "Die Young." Now "Radio" has a video that follows a young woman out on the town.  More

Feb 28, 2017

Sylvan Esso have announced a new album, What Now, and shared a song from it, "Die Young." They have also announced some tour dates. More

Feb 08, 2017

The Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival has announced its 2017 lineup. The festival is put together by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner. This is the third year and it goes down June 16-17 in Eau Claire, WI (a shift from the last two festivals, which were in August).  More

Watch: Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner and Sylvan Esso Cover Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over”

Plus Sylvan Esso and Wasner Cover Gillian Welch, To Be Released as Split 7-inch in November

Jun 18, 2015

Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner has been out on tour with Sylvan Esso under her Flock of Dimes guise. They both stopped by the A.V. Club offices to take part on their A.V. Undercover video series where bands pick a song to cover from a predetermined list (it's in its sixth season). Wasner picked Crowded House's 1986 classic "Don't Dream It's Over" and Sylvan Esso backed her. Sylvan Esso chose Gillian Welch's 2001 song "Everything is Free" and were aided by Wasner.  More

May 05, 2015

For the eleventh year now Champaign-Urbana, Illinois will host the Pygmalion Festival. 2015's initial lineup has been revealed and it features iconic British shoegazers Ride, Purity Ring, tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso, Zola Jeus, Strand of Oaks, Ryley Walker, Bully, White Reaper, and more. More

Apr 18, 2015

On April 15, Sylvan Esso played Los Angeles’ Regent Theater as a stop between the two Coachella weekends. Our photographer Robert Redfield was there to take it all in. More

Mar 15, 2015

Last night Sylvan Esso performed at the Metro in Chicago, Illinois. More

Mar 10, 2015

From March 4-7 Oslo hosted by:Larm, a festival aimed and promoting Nordic talent.  More

Check out Photos From Day One of By:Larm

March 4-7 in Oslo, Norway

Mar 09, 2015

From March 4-7 Oslo hosted by:Larm, a festival aimed and promoting Nordic talent.  More

Jan 13, 2015

Sylvan Esso, Carnival Kids, and Hey Elbow are among the names added to the roster of this year’s by:Larm Festival More

Nov 20, 2014

On November 15, Sylvan Esso and Foster the People performed at the Santa Barbara Bowl.  More

Watch: Sylvan Esso on “The Tonight Show”

Self-Titled Debut is Out Now

Jul 10, 2014

Last night rising buzz band Sylvan Esso (also known as Amealia Meath of Mountain Man and Nick Sanborn of Megafaun stopped by The Tonight ShowMore



Reviews

What Now

What Now

Loma Vista

Apr 25, 2017

Undeniably, the respective talents of singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn, the team that is Sylvan Esso, were made for each other.  More

by:Larm 2015: Awards Edition

March 7th, 2015

Mar 10, 2015

Oh by:Larm. Four whirlwind days of bands, friends, and life lived out loud in the vibrant Oslo streets. More

Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso

Partisan

Sep 16, 2014

Electronic minimalism is often a difficult thing to master. If the artist gets it right, it can capture that human emotion that computers are so prone to sidestep. If they get it wrong, however, the listener is left wanting something more substantial, something meatier to get their teeth into. More