Sylvan Esso. Have you heard of them yet? Well, at least a thousand of you have since they recently sold out a show at the Commodore, seemingly completely under the radar.

Amelia Meath on vocals, with her lengthy armpit hair and towering platform sneakers; Nick Sanborn working the mixing table, with his lived-in t’s and blasé good looks. It’s an odd pairing but nothing we haven’t seen in the realm of indie music duos. And to be completely honest, they aren’t really giving us anything ground-breaking in the electro-pop genre either.

But what they lack in progressive concepts they more than make up for in guileless execution. Her exquisitely toned voice coupled with his stuttering synth beats, this is music you feel before you dissect. And it’s magic.

While their mid-tempo compositions and unexpected rhythms have been on repeat in my headphones, I really can’t wait to hear these beats erupt during their live performance.


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