Sylvan Esso, the new project of Mountain Man's Amelia Meath and Megafaun's Nick Sanborn, will release their self-titled debut album in May. This coming week they'll preview some of it in Austin at SXSW where one of their shows is the Thursday BrooklynVegan free day party. Meanwhile, we cornered Nick and asked him 5 QUESTIONS:
1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country and why?
SE: The cactus club in Milwaukee!
We love any venue with a gong.
2) Tell us about the worst show you've ever played.
There was one show in Florida where the lights fried our gear. We got through two songs and then everything quit working. The audience was awesome though, and clapped the beat out while Amelia sang the last song accapella. What sweeties.
3) What are some albums that you guys have been spinning in the van lately?
The Jon Hopkins record
Rawhyde mixtape by Jae and Oliver
Yonce all the time
4) What would your metal band name be?
Black Grove Barons
The Wizarding Trees
5) What are you up to for the rest of the year post-SXSW?
Going to eat so many bacon baps in London, and then running around Europe with Wye Oak and then Tycho, coming home and making some music videos and then going back out with Tune-yards!
Eating a lot of kale.
Making a lot of new pals.
Hopefully never missing a high five again.
Sylvan Esso - "Hey Mami" in the Moog Sound Lab
Sylvan EssoSylvan Esso -- 2014 Tour Dates
May 13, 2014
1. Hey Mami
2. Dreamy Bruises
3. Could I Be
9. Play It Right
10. Come Down
3/12 Hype Hotel - Hype Hotel - 8:00pm
3/12 MiddleWest/Paradigm - Holy Mountain - 12:00am
3/13 Brooklyn Vegan - Red 7 - 4:30 PM
3/13 Chevrolet Showcase - Cedar Street Courtyard - 7:45 PM
3/14 Onion/AV Club Party - Blackheart - 1:00pm
3/20 London, UK - Lexington #
3/21 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique #
3/23 Amsterdam, Netherlands - MC Theatre #
3/25 Berlin, Germany - Privat Club #
3/26 London, UK - Oval Space ~
5/12 London, UK -Village Underground*
5/14 Berlin, Germany - Berghain*
5/15 Hamburg, Germany - Nochtspeicher*
5/18 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bitterzoet*
5/19 Paris, France - Café De La Danse*
# w/ Wye Oak
~ w/ Tycho
* w/ tUnE-yArDs