Alumni News

Sylvan Esso’s Sophomore Album Scores High Praise

Electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso, featuring instrumentalist Nick Sanborn and vocalist Amelia Meath '10, has followed up on its hugely successful debut with another critically acclaimed album, “What Now.”

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Said Variety magazine, “Meath and Sanborn have brought every bit of that growth to “What Now,” a sophomore effort that sees them progressing as far in one album as most groups do in two or three.”

The headline of a New York Times review declared “Sylvan Esso Keeps Electronic Pop Human.”

NPR Music featured them on its Favorite Sessions segment, saying the new album “captures the anxiety and excitement the dynamic duo feels at moving forward and features one of its best songs yet, "Radio." Watch them perform the song here.

The Burlington Free Press looked back on Meath’s ascent into mainstream music, which started with the Bennington College folk trio of Mountain Man, featuring Meath, Molly Sarle '12, and Alex Sauser-Monnig '09.