Sylvan Esso is the synthy, textured side-project duo from two people whose main bands — Mountain Man for Amelia Meath, Megafaun for Nick Sanborn — are about as rootsy and ramshackle as it gets. Their new video for the breathy, beautiful “Coffee” works as an ode to the power and importance of communal dancing, whether in its country line-dancing or choreographed musical-number forms, though the bit at a vomit-spattered college rager gets a bit dark. Dan Huiting directs with slo-mo assurance. Watch it below.
The “Coffee” 12? is out today on Partisan.