Sylvan Esso, 'Coffee' (Live) The dance-pop side project of Mountain Man's Amelia Meath and Megafaun's Nick Sanborn visits with Bandwidth, the music arm of Washington, D.C.'s WAMU. Watch Sylvan Esso perform "Coffee" live.

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Electronic duo Sylvan Esso is a collaboration between vocalist Amelia Meath of folk trio Mountain Man and producer Nick Sanborn, bassist from Megafaun. The project melds Meath's confident vocals with the sputtering synths, chopped-up samples and hip-hop grooves that Sanborn first explored with his solo project Made of Oak.

The duo approaches performance as equal entities: Sanborn doesn't stand in the back and let Meath bring the energy; they both serve it up, and joyously. WAMU 88.5's Bandwidth recently invited the band to a private D.C. studio, the Wilderness Bureau, to record a live session — and everyone involved had a tough time sitting still during Sylvan Esso's electric set. The duo performed sprightly, engaging versions of "Play It Right" and its most recent single, "Coffee."

Watch another video from Sylvan Esso's set at Bandwidth.

Credits

Producers: Wilderness Bureau; Video Editor: Raul Zahir De Leon; Additional Videography: Dawne Langford; Audio: Miguel Lacsamana; Title Design: Maggie Famiglietti.

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