MUSIC: Sylvan Esso – Coffee

by Reginald Duvivier


One of the buzzed about acts at this years SXSW was Sylvan Esso, a duo with a female who sings and a guy who fiddles on a laptop, a configuration similar to around 3,381 different bands that have appeared in the last few years. Sylvan Esso separates themselves from the pack because it’s not just new wave or EDM trap throw in on the backdrop; the beats that they use are unique yet not intrusive while the vocals and melody ideas work well here but could work easily with acoustic guitar. Basically, they’ve got actual songs and they finally made a video for one of them below. They plan to drop a full length in May this year.