Sylvan Esso is Amelia Meath of Mountain Man (who I think I saw with the Decemberists on The King is Dead tour?) and Nick Sanborn of Megafaun, a band I love dearly.

I guessed that Mountain Man were part of the Jagjaguwar family, descended from DeYarmond Edison, but a little Googling debunked that theory. Turns out Nick’s a Polyvinyl alum. Huh!

Anyhoo, I don’t know how these guys came together, but I like it.

If you haven’t listened to this album, give it a spin. (Sorry these tracks aren’t on Soundcloud.)

"…most of us live in our own hometown, with a bit of sex, a bit of drink, a bit of drugs, a bit of fun amidst the boredom and the drudgery, and what we’re all looking for is something to believe in.

And right now, the leading male exponent of believability is Eric Church.”

- Lefsetz


Huge fan of these guys. 


Pattern is Movement - River

Oh, my sweet lord. Melting. My dear friends are at it again. Just day dreaming right now of a dual-action show with Andrew Thiboldeaux (everything that is not drums) and Chris Ward (drums) playing a with full steam. Oh, wait. It’s gonna happen.

US tour info here. Look for their upcoming self-titled LP, out April 1st on Hometapes.