SYLVAN ESSO Release Debut Live Concert Film ‘With’ Via Loma Vista Recordings

“As a live force with few equals…a Sylvan Esso concert film is exactly what we’re needing right now” – PASTE

Sylvan Esso has released ‘WITH,’ their debut live concert film and its corresponding 16-track live album, on Loma Vista Recordings.  ‘WITH’ captures a transformative moment in the band’s history, when Sylvan Esso expanded from its core duo of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, to encompass a magical and musically ambitious ten-piece ensemble featuring musicians who perform with Bon Iver, Wye Oak, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mr. Twin Sister, Hand Habits, Mountain Man and Mandolin Orange.

On Friday, Sylvan Esso debuted the 60-minute live concert film via YouTube Premiere, and hundreds of fan-hosted viewing parties. Watch ‘WITH’ here:

Following the premiere of the ‘WITH’ film, Sylvan Esso surprise-released a corresponding 16-track live album.  Listen here:
The fall 2019 ‘WITH’ tour found Sylvan Esso and friends playing a limited run of historic stages including two sold-out shows at the Beacon Theater in New York City, Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and culminating with two hometown concerts at Durham Performing Arts Center, where the live footage and album were recorded. 
Orchestrated with an army of synths, saxophone, two drummers and intricate three-part vocals provided by Amelia with her Mountain Man bandmates, ‘WITH’ showcases several of Sylvan Esso’s most beloved songs from their studio two albums, ‘Sylvan Esso’ and ‘What Now’: Die Young, Coffee, Radio, Rewind and more.  The WITH band transformed these tracks into an interactive and ever-changing experience that opened up the very idea of what a Sylvan Esso song can be. The film also captures the intense two weeks of preparation and rehearsals that preceded the tour, a home movie of sorts for this newly united creative family.

Sylvan Esso’s ‘WITH’ 
Filmed November 2019 at Durham Performing Arts Center
Filmed/Directed by Josh Sliffe
Meg Duffy (Hand Habits): Guitar
Dev Gupta (Mr. Twin Sister): Synths, Keys, Electronics
Matt McCaughan (Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger): Drums, Electronics
Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso): Lead Vocals
Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso): Bass, Synths, Keys, Electronics, Vocals
Molly Sarlé (Mountain Man): Vocals
Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (Mountain Man, Daughter of Swords): Vocals
Adam Schatz (Landlady): Woodwinds, Electronics, Vocals
Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak): Bass, Synths, Keys, Vocals
Joe Westerlund (Mandolin Orange): Drums, Percussio

Connect with Sylvan Esso:
Official Website

With thanks to Loma Vista

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