Sylvan Esso Announce Next Release, Plus Listen to Dntel's Remix of "H.K.S.T."

The dude who isn't Gibbard in The Postal Service makes Sylvan Esso's song a bleepy banger.

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Apr 9 2015, 3:34pm

It's been quite the whirlwind 12 months for Sylvan Esso—a highlight of which was obviously playing "Hey Mami" for us on a Brooklyn rooftop with a bunch of horns and a wine bottle (watch the performance below). But seriously, the North Carolina pair dropped a brilliant debut album (which made it into our top 10 LPs of the year), and they've been playing absolutely everywhere ever since. It's a trend they seem set to continue: first stop Coachella, and then festival madness!

"H.S.K.T" was definitely one of their debut record's highlights—what started off as an acapella you could imagine sung, unadorned, on a rickety porch in the summer time, ends up as Sylvan Esso's synthiest, most beat-based tune. Dntel, a.k.a Jimmy Tamborello, a.k.a. one half of The Postal Service, takes that aspect and runs with it, remixing the single to bloopy-bleepy perfection. And yeah there's some definite Flat Eric vibes before it totally wiles out three quarters of the way through and becomes and out and out banger.

The duo had this to say about Dntel's rework: "We've always been big fans of Dntel's work and his ability to create electronic music that sounds undeniably human. We're thrilled that he wanted to remix the song and even more excited about the results."


This Dntel "H.S.K.T" remix is part of a remix 12" out 7.17, which includes an extended cut of the original, an acapella, an extended instrumental mix and a rework by Hercules & Love Affair.

Sylvan Esso Tour Dates

04.10 - Indio, CA @ Coachella

04.12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

04.15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater

04.16 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

04.17 - Indio, CA @ Coachella

04.21 - San Francisco @ The Fillmore

04.22 - San Francisco @ The Fillmore

04.24 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

04.25 - Vancouver, CA @ Commodore

05.15 - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival 2015

05.16 - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival 2015

05.17 - Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival 2015

05.22 - Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch

05.23 - Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch

05.24 - Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch

05.25 - Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch

05.29 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera 2015

05.30 - Berlin, Germany @ Berlin Festival

06.02 - Brighton, United Kingdom @ Komedia

06.03 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ Gorilla

06.04 - Bristol, United Kingdom @ Marble Factory

06.06 - London, United Kingdom @ Field Day Festival

06.07 - Warwickshire, United Kingdom @ Lunar Festival

06.09 - Dublib, Ireland @ Whelan’s

06.11 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo

06.12 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo

06.13 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo

06.14 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo

06.18 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival 2015

06.19 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival 2015

06.20 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival 2015

06.21 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival 2015

07.17 - Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires 2015

07.18 - Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires 2015

07.24 - Oro-Medonte, Canada @ WayHome Music Festival 2015

07.25 - Oro-Medonte, Canada @ WayHome Music Festival 2015

07.26 - Oro-Medonte, Canada @ WayHome Music Festival 2015

07.31 - Montreal, CA @ Osheaga 2015

07.31 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza 2015

08.01 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza 2015

08.01 - Montreal, CA @ Osheaga 2015

08.02- Montreal, CA @ Osheaga 2015

08.02 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza 2015

08.20 - Crickhowell, United Kingdom @ Green Man Festival

08.21 - Hamburg, Germany @ Dockville

08.22 - Crickhowell, United Kingdom @ Green Man Festival

08.23 - Crickhowell, United Kingdom @ Green Man Festival