Debut studio album from Durham, North Carolina's Sylvan Esso. Their eponymous debut might come as a surprise to anyone who was a fan of either Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn's previous work. Their sound combines Meath's soulful croon, which she honed as a member of Appalachian indie folk trio Mountain Man, and Sanborn's electronics, which we last heard coming from country-psych rockers Megafaun. It's club ready electronic music for the indie folk set, equally comfortable at the cafe and on the dance floor. Soulful and sweet with a slightly elusive sensibility. Includes the songs: "Hey Mami," "Dress," and "Coffee." Ten tracks in all. Deluxe 2021 reissue with gold foil printed sleeve and obi strip.
- black vinyl pressing
- housed in deluxe gold foil stamped jacket w/ printed inner sleeve + obi strip
- original release year: 2014
- music label: Psychic Hotline 2021
reviewed by too much on the plate 11/2015