Sylvan Esso's Video for "Radio, New Album out April 28th!




"Radio" deals with the game dynamics of pop culture, media, and the players who participate in it. Often times, it can be hard to distinguish where the actual power is held- who is the pusher, who is the user, and who is being used- and, maybe, that those roles aren't mutually exclusive. The women in our video are masters of this riddle, acting as devout consumers and also powerfully seductive influencers- a balance that all women know too well. 
-Elise Tyler, director

Acclaimed duo Sylvan Esso's long awaited new album What Now will be released on April 28th via Loma Vista Recordings and today, they have shared the Elise Taylor-directed video for their single "Radio." When the single was first released late last year, "Radio" hit #1 on Hype Machine, and has become a streaming powerhouse, rocketing to #1 on Spotify's Viral 50 charts (US and Global), and amassing nearly 10 million streams. The band performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Sylvan Esso's sophomore album, What Now, is the sound of a band truly fulfilling the potential and promise of their debut. Everything has evolved - the production is bolder, the vocals are more intense, the melodies are more irresistible, and the songs shine that much brighter. However, it is also a record that was made in 2016 - which means it is inherently grappling with the chaos of a country coming undone, the voices of two people nestled in studios around the country who were bemused by what they looked out and saw. It's an album that is both political and personal, and blurs the line between the two - What Nowdescribes the inevitable low that comes after every high, fulfillment tempered by the knowledge that there is no clearly defined conclusion.  It's a record about falling in love and learning that it won't save you; about the over sharing of information and the fine line between self-awareness and narcissism; about meeting one's own personal successes but feeling the fizzling embers of the afterglow rather than the roar of achievement; about the crushing realization that no progress can ever feel permanent. It is an album that finds its strength in its own duality. But at its core, What Now is an album of the finest songs this band has ever written- produced masterfully, sang fearlessly- to articulate our collective undercurrents of anxiety and joy.

Pre-order What Now at the band's store and on iTunes.

Watch videos for "Kick Jump Twist" and "Die Young", new songs from What Now:
In May, Sylvan Esso will kick off of a headlining tour with dates in Europe before kicking off their North American tour in Atlanta on May 13th at the Shaky Knees Festival. The tour will see them play NYC's newest venue, Brooklyn Steel on May 18th, Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, multiple nights in Madison, Wi, Portland and Seattle, and top slots at Boston Calling and Eaux Claires festivals.

The band have also announced their own massive hometown one-day festival at Shakori Hills in Pittsboro, NC on September 30th where Sylvan Esso will be joined by their friends Tune-Yards, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Well$ and more.

Sylvan Esso on Tour:
4/24 - Los Angeles, CA - Amoeba Records Sunset In-Store
5/2 - Berlin, DE - SchwuZ [SOLD OUT]
5/3 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet [SOLD OUT]
5/4 - London, UK - The Village Underground [SOLD OUT]
5/5 - Paris, FR - Point Ephemere [SOLD OUT]
5/13 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
5/14 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore *
5/15 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live *
5/18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel * [SOLD OUT]
5/19 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel * [SOLD OUT]
5/20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *[SOLD OUT]
5/21 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *[SOLD OUT]
5/23 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre *[SOLD OUT]
5/25 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Ballroom *[SOLD OUT]
5/26 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling Music Festival
5/27 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *[SOLD OUT]
5/28 - Washington, DC- 9:30 Club *[SOLD OUT]
6/13 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre +[SOLD OUT]
6/14 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre ~[SOLD OUT]
6/16 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires
7/14 - 16 Gräfenhainichen, DE  - Melt! Festival
7/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn
8/5 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
8/6 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue %
8/7 - Minneapolis MN - First Avenue %[SOLD OUT]
8/8 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium %
8/10 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre %[SOLD OUT]
8/11 - Bellvue, CO - Mishawaka Amphitheatre %[SOLD OUT]
8/12 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot %
8/15 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore %[SOLD OUT]              
8/16 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom %[SOLD OUT]
8/17 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom %[SOLD OUT]
8/18 - Seattle, WA - Neptune $[SOLD OUT]
8/19 - Seattle, WA - Neptune $[SOLD OUT]
8/22 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater %
8/23 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater %
8/25 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium %
8/26 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park %
8/27 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Outdoors %
8/29 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater %[SOLD OUT]
8/30 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater %
8/31 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall %
9/1 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theater %
9/15 - Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson #
9/16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE #
9/17 - Detroit, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom #
9/19 - Columbus, OH - Express Live! #
9/20 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues #
9/21 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's #
9/22 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium #
9/23 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre #
9/25 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
9/26 - Kansas City, MO - CrossroadsKC #
9/28 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom #
9/29 - Asheville, NC - ExploreAsheville.com Arena #
9/30 - Pittsboro, NC - Shakori Hills &

* w/ Lucy Dacus
+ w/ Aero Flynn
~ w/ Field Report
% w/ Flock of Dimes
$ w/ Dana Buoy
#  w/ Helado Negro
& w/ Tune-Yards, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Well$