Sylvan Esso is an indie pop duo from Durham, North Carolina. Singer Amelia Meath (of Mountain Man) and producer Nick Sanborn (formerly of Megafaun) joined forces in May of 2013. Two months later the duo were performing live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Their self-titled debut was released May 12, 2014 by Partisan Records, reaching #39 on the Billboard 200 and #7 on the Independent Albums chart, and selling over 39,000 copies. Paste Magazine named Sylvan Esso's song, "Hey Mami" the #1 song of 2014. The duo's buzz is continuing to grow as they tour across the United States, including playing Coachella in April, and upcoming dates in Europe.
Amelia and Nick recently stopped by Amoeba Hollywood to do a little shopping. Nick kicks things off with Lateness of Dancers on vinyl by hometown favorite, Hiss Golden Messenger. Amelia digs up a limited 10" copy of alternative hip hop group cLOUDDEAD's Number Five (Mush). They are both big hip hop fans, and Nick particularly loves instrumental hip hop, including Madvillainy Instrumentals. From electronica to sea shanties and from hip hop to experimental, Sylvan Esso definitely have eclectic taste in music!