May 8, 2015



H.S.K.T. single out MAY 11th digitally / Aug 21st on vinyl through PARTISAN RECORDS


Remixes from Dntel, Hercules & Love Affair, PBR Streetgang, Maxxi Soundsystem

“The silken sounds of Sylvan Esso are a cut above… the duo’s debut LP is a summer essential.” NME 8/10
“Each track sparkles with a playful inventiveness… impossible to resist” **** Q Magazine
 “Sophisticated, urbane but very moving, one of the most original things we’ve heard this year.” MIXMAG 8/10
“…their first full-length release is probably my favourite debut of 2014 so far.”DROWNED IN SOUND
“Forthright electronic soul, with a real sense of purpose, character and gusto.” DJ Magazine

Hot on the heels of two powerful Coachella performances, Sylvan Esso is releasing H.S.K.T. a collection of remixes of their exhilarating single “H.S.K.T.,” featuring Hercules & Love Affair and Maxxi Soundsystem, among others. The remixes will be released digitally on May 11th and on 12” vinyl August 21st. The digital version includes bonus tracks and the 12” will include those tracks on a digital download card. To celebrate the announcement, the North Carolina-based duo hired Sara Padgett of Endless Endless to direct the mesmerizing lyric video that is available now.

“’H.S.K.T.’ is no ordinary song — and this is no ordinary lyric video,” says Padgett. “The anatomy of the production grew straight out of our photo shoot for the song’s 12-inch jacket. The third in a series of singles whose design boldly declared Sylvan Esso in simple text, ‘H.S.K.T’ introduces Nick and Amelia into the picture — literally. What began as an exploration in still photography quickly evolved into an evening in a room only lit by the words of ‘H.S.K.T’ — and entirely soundtracked by them. The energy that Nick and Amelia have generated all over the world, on their debut album and on increasingly big stages, was discovered, messed with, and simply captured. You can read along, or you can just dance.”



To supplement the entire concept and create an entirely new and deeper level of immersive experience, the band hired Donovan Brien to design an interactive website in which fans can invent their own remixes and versions of the video.

The complete H.S.K.T. Remix EP tracklisiting is below:
1.  H.S.K.T. (Extended Mix)
2.  H.S.K.T. (Acapella)
3.  H.S.K.T. (Extended Instrumental Mix)
4.  H.S.K.T. (Dntel Mix)
5.  H.S.K.T. (Hercules & Love Affair Bleeps and Vox Mix)
6.  H.S.K.T. (Hercules & Love Affair Boom Mix) (Bonus Track)
7.  H.S.K.T. (PBR Streetgang Remix) (Bonus Track)
8.  H.S.K.T. (Luca C & Brigante remix) (Bonus Track)
9.  H.S.K.T. (Maxxi Soundsystem remix) (Bonus Track)

Having sold out the Scala last month, Sylvan Esso return for dates in Brighton, Manchester, and Bristol in June, and an appearance at Field Day festival on June 6th and Lunar Festival, Birmingham on June 7th.

UK Tour Dates:
JUNE 2nd, BRIGHTON, Komedia –
JUNE 3rd, MANCHESTER, Gorilla –
JUNE 4th, BRISTOL, Marble Factory –
JUNE 6th, FIELD DAY, London Victoria Park
JUNE 9th, DUBLIN, Wheelans

With an addictive blend of inventive ear-worms and unexpected dance-floor bangers, including Hey Mami, Coffee and Play It Right Sylvan Esso’s debut reached the Billboard Top 40, and was an album of the year at Drowned In Sound, NPR and FACT Magazine.

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