Sylvan Esso – “Coffee” (Stereogum Premiere)
Okay, first look at the press photo that came with Sylvan Esso’s single from last year, and now look at the photo above. Same people — Amealia Meath and Nick Sanborn of Mountain Man and Megafaun, respectively — though pretty soon they’ll be far more recognizable as Amealia and Nick of Sylvan Esso. That’s because what may have seemed like a fun electronic side-project last year begins to take form as something much more exciting in 2014. “Coffee,” the newest single by the duo, finds Meath and Sanborn building a wonderfully symbiotic relationship. Sanborn’s bass-heavy productions give Meath a chilly counterpoint even while she’s grounding him with her voice’s warm earthiness. No idea whether this will all hold up on their debut album expected later this year, but “Coffee” is more than enough to get us excited. Listen below.
The “Coffee” 12″ is out 3/25 via Partisan.