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Sylvan Esso has always been a duo, featuring the beats and electronics of Nick Sanborn and the voice of singer Amelia Meath. But back in April, right about the time Sylvan Esso was releasing its second album What Now, Amelia and Nick got a bunch of their North Carolina buddies to join them in a studio in Asheville to record some of the tracks from What Now with a big, live band. Members of Wye Oak, The Mountain Goats, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mountain Man and Megafaun got together for a day at Echo Mountain studios, reimagined the songs of Sylvan Esso and captured the whole thing for a visual EP they’re calling Echo Mountain Sessions.

On this edition of All Songs Considered Amelia and Nick talk about what it was like to record with a full band and offer an audio peek into what you can expect from this special project. 

The Songs Of Sylvan Esso, Like You’ve Never Heard Them Before

Photo: Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist

You only get so many second chances
Don’t waste a second second guessing
Not everything’s always your fault
Life’s not always simple
You don’t have to hate yourself.

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anonymous asked:

HC: Helex is that asshole in the back that rudely demands he songbird to sing ridiculous songs. Tarn shuts him up. Rudely. With a hand in his mouth.

OMFG!!!  I love it!  XD XD XD  I’m totally reminded of this scene from the movie Austenland.

lovely @busyp tagged me to post TEN SONGS im currently rly into

1) I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times - The Beach Boys

2) Crying Song - Pink Floyd

3) And I Moved - Pete Townshend

4) Movin Right Along - Muppets

5) Celebrate - Little Dragon

6) 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon

7) Yes Sir No Sir - The Kinks 

8) Kerouac - Tim Presley

9) Goin Mobile - The Whom

10) I Got A Bag Of My Own - James Brown

and i tag @pastabot @countingcrowsfan @graywashedmoony @adrianalacervas @failureofthesuperego @panicpuppy @youdonthavetogotocollege @junghoseocc @knucklepuck @vhscase

Today had a certain feel and certain smell (listen…it makes sense to me) of when I first started HxH 2 years ago and I’ve been on the verge of tears all day. It was so happy. So pure. I need to warn younger me. She’s not ready. also she’s lazy af do ya damn homework before 10:00

//Why hasn’t anyone written a Di.rk Gen.tly musical yet? But consider the soundtrack –

1. A holistic detective am I

2. Cats, Cats, CATS!!

3. Fundamental interconnectedness of all things 

4. Zen navigation, the best way to get about

5. flashbacks of shame and alienation

6. The best secretary in the world …… NOT

7. It’s a monk and he sees the world in pink

8. Coleridge dinner at Cambridge, oh what a solemn affair

9. Something odd this way comes

…… so on and so forth