Chris Rosenau (Collections of Colonies Of Bees, Volcano Choir) and Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso, Made Of Oak) have traveled in the same creative circles for years now, but it was an off-the-cuff improv set at the inaugural Eaux Claires fest that has led to one of the most powerful releases of 2019, Bluebird. The open window and doors of the small North Carolina studio that Bluebird was recorded in gives the EP a sense of place in the world, but it is the magic weaved between Rosenau’s guitar and Sanborn’s electronic wizardry that pulls the listener wholly out of time and space into a moment of creation that is unlike anything you’re likely to experience this year.
Sylvan Esso stopped by The Anthem in Washington, DC and threw a dance party for 6k of their closest friends.
We all know about the disaster that was last week's Fyre Festival, but aside from providing Twitter with hours of good, old-fashioned schadenfreude, it raises a question: In 2017 have we finally reached peak festival? Marcus and Mauricio are joining Kevin in the basement to discuss.
On their 2014 self-titled debut, Sylvan Esso went a long way towards redefining what pop music SHOULD be in the modern age. Now Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn are up to it again on their sophomore release, What Now. An exuberant exploration of love, the music industry and pretty much everything else, the electronic duo is hurdling over the sophomore slump and continuing on their path to total world domination.
PLUS! Seán Barna's first full length LP, Pictures Of An Exhibitionist, is almost here but we've got a taste of his latest single for you to dig into while you wait. "Slutty folk" never sounded this good.