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Sylvan Esso – “Jamie’s Song”

New music comes to us via obscure channels in the late internet era, and today via WNYC’s science podcast, Radiolab, we’ve got a new song from North Carolina dance-pop duo Sylvan Esso. The song they wrote was inspired by one of the stories on the podcast, the somewhat harrowing tale of a girl named Jamie […]

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Watch Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath & Megafaun’s Phil Cook Cover Willis Alan Ramsey’s “Northeast Texas Women” In Durham

Amelia Meath is a powerhouse of a woman. Most recently she’s been lauded as half of the electronic-pop duo Sylvan Esso, but Meath is also one of the founding members of the incredible all-female folk trio Mountain Man. This past Wednesday, 6/24, she joined Phil Cook (Megafaun, DeYarmond Edison, Gayngs, Sharon Van Etten) as a […]

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Phil Cook – “Great Tide” (First Listen)

You may recognize the name Phil Cook from his sideman gigs in Megafaun and Hiss Golden Messenger or his collaborations with Justin Vernon in Gayngs and DeYarmond Edison. Cook’s been lurking on the fringes of the South’s experimental folk-rock renaissance, but he’s more than just a backing musician. His full-length solo debut, Southland Mission, drops […]

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Sylvan Esso – “H.S.K.T.” Video

If you’ve spent some time with Sylvan Esso’s self-titled debut album — and if you haven’t, you should — you probably remember “H.S.K.T.” as the digital hoedown song, the one with the “head, shoulders, knees, toes” hook. The duo says they wrote the song about Miley Cyrus, and Hercules And Love Affair remixed it lately. […]