Sylvan Esso Announce Echo Mountain Sessions Visual EP

In April 2017 Sylvan Esso assembled a live band comprised of their close friends and collaborators- members of Mountain Man, Wye Oak, The Dead Tongues, The Mountain Goats and Megafaun- to arrange and record full-band versions of songs from their new album What Now. The band took this experiment to Echo Mountain Studios, located in the mountains of North Carolina, and cut five songs live in one day. The result, the Echo Mountain Sessions visual EP, is a testament to the New York Times’ declaration that “Sylvan Esso Keeps Electronic Pop Human”. These bold re-imaginations from the band’s celebrated sophomore album, What Now, highlight Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn’s songwriting craft and the boundlessly talented North Carolina musical community from which they hail. Never ones to rest, Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn continue to push themselves and expand on what Sylvan Esso can be. The Echo Mountain Sessions visual EP will be released July 28th, the band has also launched pre-orders for a limited edition vinyl release of the sessions available exclusively HERE.

Nick and Amelia chatted with Bob Boilen at All Songs Considered about the visual EP and will be rolling out a video a day, beginning with today’s version of “Rewind”.

Watch “Rewind” HERE

What Now was released in April to widespread critical acclaim, with Variety proclaiming it “a sophomore effort that sees them progressing as far in one album as most groups do in two or three.“ They debuted their pulse-thumping single on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and reached #1 on Sirius AltNation this week.  What Now has already amassed 40 Million streams globally (5 times their debut album at the same point), currently averaging 1 Million streams per week + 1.5 Million monthly listeners on Spotify alone.   The album debuted at #3 on the Alternative charts, positioning it well within the Billboard Top 200.  What Now has racked up 60,000 albums sold (SEA) worldwide, in just 90 days.

Sylvan Esso’s electric live shows continue to sell out and they are gearing up for a massive summer tour that kicks off with performances at Celebrate Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Bandshell and Lollapalooza, a sold out west coast tour and culminating with their own one-day festival at Shakori Hills in North Carolina.

Echo Mountain Sessions

1 Rewind

2 Die Young

3 The Glow

4 Radio

5 Slack Jaw

Personnel:

Matt Douglas – saxophone, flute

Ryan Gustafson – guitar

Amelia Meath – vocals

Nick Sanborn – bass, keys

Molly Sarle – vocals

Alexandra Sauser-Monnig – vocals

Jenn Wasner – bass, keys

Joe Westerlund – drums

TOUR DATES

7/26 – Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn *

8/4 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall %

8/5 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

8/6 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave %

8/7 – Minneapolis MN – First Avenue %

8/8 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium %

8/10 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre %

8/11 – Bellevue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre %

8/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot %

8/13 – Missoula, MT – Traveler’s Rest

8/15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore %

8/16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %

8/17 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %

8/18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune $

8/19 – Seattle, WA – Neptune $

8/21 – Petaluma California – Lagunitas Brewing Company %

8/22 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater %

8/23 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater %

8/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Palladium %

8/26 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park %

8/27 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren %

8/29 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater %

8/30 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater %

8/31 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall %

9/1 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theater %

9/14 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre #

9/15 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre #

9/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE #

9/17 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom #

9/19 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! #

9/20 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues #

9/21 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s #

9/22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium #

9/23 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre #

9/25 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note #

9/26 – Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC #

9/28 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom #

9/29 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena #

9/30 – Pittsboro, NC – Shakori Hills &

10/25 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega

10/26 – Berlin, DE – Astra Kulturhaus

10/27 – Cologne, DE – Kulturkirche

10/29 – Hamburg, DE – Mojo

10/30 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

11/1 – Munich, DE – Ampere

11/2 – Lausanne, CH – Les Docks

11/2-4 – Paris, FR – Pitchfork Music Festival

11/4 – Antwerp, BE – Trix

11/6 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute2

11/7 – Bristol, UK – SWX

11/8 – London, UK – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

11/10 – Liverpool, UK – Arts Club

11/11 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla

11/12 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3 TV Studio

11/13 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

11/14 – Dublin, IE – Tivoli Theater

3/2-6/18 – Punta Cana, DR – One Big Holiday @

 

* w/ Middle Kids

% w/ Flock of Dimes

$ w/ Dana Buoy

#  w/ Helado Negro

& w/ Tune-Yards, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Well$

@ w/ My Morning Jacket

 

Featured Photo Credit : Shervin Lainez

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