Back to living in the mall, not so great.
Being on set, pretty great.
100% humidity, and thundershowers,
feels like summer.
Shooting in a hot, skanky apartment
lit by flashlights,
feels like indie film making.
Sylvan Esso's debut isn't just folk songs with electronics replacing stringed instruments. Instead, it uses the loops, builds and programmed beats of dance music to warp and reframe old-school melodies. You may even recognize a couple, like the spectral fragment of Tommy James and the Shondells in the song "Coffee." Unlike much electronic music, the tempos are generally slow and the arrangements spacious, so Meath's voice has plenty of room to maneuver.