Posts Tagged ‘Sylvan Esso’


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Sylvan Esso are an indie electronic duo from Durham, North Carolina.

Sylvan Esso will be in Vancouver for a show at the Commodore Ballroom on August 15th.

Amelia Meath called CFOX from the road in Omaha. It was a weird day as I had to bring my kids to work….here’s our conversation complete with a computer freeze scare and the kids interupting.

Amelia talks about Lollapalooza adventures, creating and layering sounds in the studio, bringing those studio sounds to the stage, their new record ‘What Now’ and the songs “Radio” and Die Young.” She then gives a Coles notes on meeting Sylvan Esso creative partner Nick Sanborn…and I think that’s a podcast.

During the extended interview (click the link to hear our entire conversation), I mention an episode of the podcast Song Exploder….if you wanna nerd out on their song “Coffee,” here ye be.

Go with yourself.

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Kathryn sent over a beauty song from Sylvan Esso for us to listen to today (that’s one of her paintings above…she paints a little nature picture everyday, follow her on Instagram). The song is called “Radio.” Hey my favourite subject!

“slave to the radio.” Tell me about it Sylvan Esso.

Happy Friday! Man, I have a bunch of other songs to share today too…ugh, but gotta get back to it.

Go with yourself.

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Saskatchewanese indie rockers Library Voices have a new record on November 6th called Lovish,

The group channeled some classic rock vibes for the first single “Oh Donna.”

“Oh Donna is our stab at bastardizing classic rock. Brennan reached out with the skeleton of the song and said he wanted it to be thematically reminiscent of Lola, I’m A Boy, or Madame George. He suggested the name Donna and I spent the next few days lost inside my thoughts.”

And this is a bizarre story. “(…) singer/guitarist Carl Johnson was jumped, beaten, and left unconscious in the street in a random act of violence. The attack resulted in blood pooling on the front of his brain, a severe concussion, an inability to smell bad odors, and a long road to recovery. For a few months it remained uncertain whether he would be able to continue writing and performing music.”

Oh wow.



One dude is from Chicago, and the other is from Melbourne and now they live in Brooklyn and perform as Surf Rock Is Dead.

Chill. Hazy. A little of that 80-classic alternative/shoegaze thing going on. NOISEY likens their sound to ” DIIV, Beach Fossils, and The Drums.”

This came on my soundcloud after SRID and sounded cool. Plus I love the band name, Diane Coffee.



CRUISR is touring with my fave band from San Francisco, Waters. No Vancouver show? C’mon man, Pacific North-West is the best North-West. Get after it boys.

Hilly Dilly talking “Throw Shade:” ‘don’t be surprised at all if you find this track stuck in your head only after one listen.

Hilly Dilly also posted up a new Sylvan Esso song. Neat.


I’ll end the party today with some LA House music. AC Slater‘s new one is called “U Got 2.”

Cool man. House music, who’d have thuink it. My AC Slater, AC/DC mash-up tribute DJ band is going to be called AC/DC Slater. Right?

Go with yourself.

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Today’s minor obsession comes courtesy of North Carolina duo Sylvan Esso. Sylvan Esso is Amelia Meath and Nicholas Sanborn.

I first hit play on the song “Coffee” because I liked the title. The track is completely enchanting. Driving around listening to Blog Radio on Sirius the other day and the cut popped up and I was back in love.

Touring with tUnE-yArDs right now…maybe we already missed the show? There doesn’t seem to be anything listed for the Pacific Northwest on their tour page.

Go with yourself.

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