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Enjoy this wonderfully cool and awesomely exclusive guest mixtape from DC’s own Citizen Select. Chill out…
Sylvan Esso’s “Coffee” has flourished into full-bodied greatness. Now earning upwards of 300K plays on Soundcloud, “Coffee” marks an arrival for Sylvan Esso. As willowy vocals combine with convulsive rhythms, the duo declares unadulterated idiosyncrasy. With a string of SXSW performances, coming to full fruition with a special shout out by NPR’s All Songs Considered crew for their SXSW 2014 Wrap-Up on Favorite Discoveries, Sylvan Esso are in the perfect position to assert themselves.
Their video for “Coffee” is a slightly impressionistic and disconnected series of slow moving scenes. In whole, it’s a visual defense of dance: its tendency to absorb the dancer into involuntary and organic motion, its ability to heighten self-awareness, and its propensity for sending the dancer into a sure state of euphoria. With members Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn at the center of each scene, the video depicts two people’s real and slightly uncomfortable experiences of movement. From dance floor twirls to drunken house parties and leotard-clad sequences, Sylvan Esso propounds dance as vital to an expressive existence.
Sylvan Esso will be touring with tUnE-yArDs, making a stop at the 9:30 Club on 6/13. Their self-title LP is out on 5/13.