Sylvan Esso was coming home. Nick Sanborn and his partner in crime Amelia Meath stopped by the Majestic Theatre for a sold-out show. Nick is a Wisconsin native and spent a long stint in the Milwaukee band Decibully. Sylvan Esso's debut self-titled album has become an underground hit and the buzz has reached a boiling point, spurring a stoked crowd in eager anticipation.
Photo by Wes Frazer.
The Birmingham, Alabama born and bred band have been touring heavily since the release of their second album Dereconstructed in May on Sub Pop. As certified road dogs, The Glory Fires have honed their explosive live show ripping up clubs, basements and theaters across the United States and Europe.
We've become friends with a young married couple, Dawn and Armando, whose band The Tallest Tree is out of Dundas, Ontario, Canada. For those of you who are geographically challenged that's near Hamilton just south of Toronto. Their first single "Boat" gained immediate positive response from our readers for its hummable grooves. Picked up by a host of online music outlets, the song has started a groundswell that is hard to explain.
Well, we just received a new song and video from our Canadian vagabonds and it's stunning. Recorded with a minimalistic approach, I'll Be Your (For You) is simple but powerful. A haunting melody that just keeps you wanting more. We managed to track down Dawn and Armando for a few questions.
Our friends over at Brooklyn Vegan alerted us to one of the more unusual artist pairings this fall. Obviously, a booking agent's great idea. The Twin Cities' bowling ball of slap-happy soul revues Har Mar Superstar and Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, The Pizza Underground, join forces for a double whammy of something.