SYLVAN ESSO – ” Echo Mountain Sessions “

Posted: July 30, 2017 in MUSIC
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Sylvan Esso has always been a duo, featuring the beats and electronics of Nick Sanborn and the voice of singer Amelia Meath. But back in April, right about the time Sylvan Esso was releasing its second album What Now, Amelia and Nick got a bunch of their North Carolina buddies to join them in a studio in Asheville to record some of the tracks from What Now with a big, live band. Members of Wye Oak, The Mountain Goats, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mountain Man and Megafaun got together for a day at Echo Mountain studios, reimagined the songs of Sylvan Esso and captured the whole thing for a visual EP they’re calling Echo Mountain Sessions.

“The songs breathe in this totally different way,” Sanborn told us about the project. They’re “reflected back at us by our friends in our community. It just reminded us what [the songs] were.”

Echo Mountain Sessions includes five songs that originally appeared on Sylvan Esso’s most recent full-length, What Now: “Rewind,” “Die Young,” “The Glow” and “Slack Jaw,” all performed and filmed live at the Echo Mountain studio in Asheville, N.C. 

You can also hear and watch the full group perform the Sylvan Esso song, “Rewind”


Matt Douglas: flute; Ryan Gustafson: guitar; Amelia Meath: vocals; Nick Sanborn: bass; Molly Sarle: vocals; Alexandra Sauser-Monnig: vocals; Jenn Wasner: keys; Joe Westerlund: drums

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