Sylvan Esso, “Coffee”

Laura Leebove

By Laura Leebove

Managing Editor
on 03.03.14 in Listen to This

That a vocalist for the spare, traditional folk trio Mountain Man (Amelia Meath) would collaborate with a dude from Megafaun (Nick Sanborn) is not at all surprising. What’s maybe not quite as expected, though, is that as Sylvan Esso, they’re making minimal electropop. “Coffee,” from their forthcoming LP, is light and mesmerizing, with Meath’s alto taking on a perfect soulful tone over bells, shakers and syncopated synth beats.