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KEXP Presents: Sylvan Esso

It's the classic peanut-butter-meets-chocolate kind of story. A chance meeting brought Amelia Meath (of the folk trio Mountain Man) and Nick Sanborn (of psych-rock band Megafaun and his own electronic project, Made Of Oak) together. A conversation led to the two sharing their talents in a song Meath had already written, and the results have been greater than either had anticipated.

Combining her silky voice with his animated sampling and production, Sylvan Esso creates a sound that fuses the best bits of folk and electronic music. Watch the pair perform "Hey Mami" here, and enjoy two great sounds that sound great together.


  • "Hey Mami"
  • The rest of Sylvan Esso's session is available on KEXP's YouTube channel.

    Watch a full performance from Sylvan Esso's tour with tUnE-yArDs, originally webcast live on NPR Music.

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    Jim Beckmann