A funny thing happened when Amelia Meath, singer, songwriter and member of the band Mountain Man, gave a recording of a new song to electronic producer Nick Sanborn. In the process of stripping it down and then rebuilding it for a remix, Sanborn knew he wanted a more definitive collaboration. Meath agreed. After reconvening in Durham, NC, Sylvan Esso -- the moniker, the band -- was born. Songs were written. Knobs twiddled. A year later, the duo's self-titled debut album is getting prepped for a May 13 rollout via Partisan. Lead single "Coffee" is a percolating (sorry) and mesmerizing song of sultry, ethereal beats and random blips and beeps behind Meath's cool, silken vocals. And like the most infectious of ear candies, it haunts long after the last beat drops. "Coffee" has already generated some serious online buzz (sorry) with more than 300k Soundcloud plays. Click through to stream "Hey Mami."
Sylvan Esso - "Coffee" (from Sylvan Esso)
Sylvan Esso - "Hey Mami" (from Sylvan Esso)