Sylvan Esso add Palladium show in August; new album in April

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Electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso have finally announced the much anticipated follow-up to their 2014 self-titled debut record, and have shared a new song along with the news. They’ve also announced a date in Los Angeles for this summer.

What Now is the name of their upcoming album and it comes out April 28 (via Loma Vista Recordings). The duo released two singles in the past six months — “Radio” and “Kick Jump Twist” — two songs we’ve seen them perform live since their Coachella sets back in 2015. The latest single “Die Young” is another gem of a track and features a music video to go with it. Nick Sanborn’s minimalist production continues to complement the folksy vocal stylings of Amelia Meath in a way that helps them stand out in the crowded electronic scene. Watch the new video below:

Along with the announcement of the new record, Sylvan Esso has announced a full-scale North American tour that will see them play some of their biggest headline shows of their career. This includes a stop at the Hollywood Palladium this summer on Friday, August 25 with special guest Flock of Dimes (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak). Tickets are priced at $29.50 and go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10 AM Pacific Time. There’s a fan-club pre-sale on Wednesday, March 1. There’s also a Spotify pre-sale on Thursday, March 2.

I’ve seen Sylvan Esso almost 10 times in the last handful of years and they always put on a high-energy show. I’m looking forward to catching them a bunch this year, armed with plenty of new material. A press release announcing the album gives insight into what to expect from the new record:

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 Now describes the inevitable low that comes after every high, fulfillment tempered by the knowledge that there is no clearly defined conclusion.

They’ll be at SXSW in March as well as Shaky Knees, Boston Calling, and Eaux Claires festivals. See Sylvan Esso’s full slate of tour dates below.

BUY TICKETS TO SEE SYLVAN ESSO AT THE PALLADIUM ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

Sylvan Esso on Tour:
3/13 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk (AV Club Presents Just Another Manic Monday)
3/15 – Austin, TX – The Scoot Inn (Lagunitas x Independence Bug Out)
3/15 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater (NPR Showcase)
5/2 – Berlin, DE – SchwuZ [SOLD OUT]
5/3 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
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 *
5/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
5/20 – Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer *
5/23 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre *
5/25 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom *
5/26 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
5/27 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
5/28 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Music Festival
5/27 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
6/13 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre +
6/14 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre ~
6/16 – Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires
6/17 – Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires
7/14 – Gräfenhainichen, DE – Melt! Festival
7/15 -Gräfenhainichen, DE – Melt! Festival
7/16 -Gräfenhainichen, DE – Melt! Festival
8/7 – Minneapolis MN – First Avenue %
8/8 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium %
8/10 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre %
8/11 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre %
8/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot %
8/15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore %
8/16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %
8/17 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %
8/18 – Seattle, WA – Neptune $
8/19 – Seattle, WA – Neptune $
8/22 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater %
8/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern %
8/26 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park %
8/27 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Outdoors %
8/29 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater %
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$