Sylvan Esso - Sylvan Esso - Released May 13, 2014
Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band. Rather, Amelia Meath had written a song called “Play It Right” and sung it with her trio Mountain Man. She’d met Nick Sanborn, an electronic producer working under the name Made of Oak, in passing on a shared bill in a small club somewhere.
As 2012 slipped into 2013, Sanborn and Meath reconvened in the unlikely artistic hub of Durham, N.C., a former manufacturing town with cheap rent and good food. Sylvan Esso became a band. MORE INFO HERE
BOBBY - BOBBY - Released June 21, 2011
Founded by Tom Greenberg during his senior year at Bennington, BOBBY includes fellow classmates Julian Labat, Roby Moulton, Paolo Menuez, Martin Zimmerman and Mountain Man's Molly Erin Sarle. Shortly after graduating, the band all moved into a house together up in Montague, MA, a tiny rural hamlet hidden away in the woods with little more than a post-office and convenience store, strictly for the purpose of putting together an album. Unfettered by the distractions of civilization, and far-removed from their peers, BOBBY gradually took shape in the crucible of isolation. MORE INFO HERE