The duo that makes up Sylvan Esso, Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, announced today the release of the new music video for their single, "Kick Jump Twist." The music video is directed by Mimi Cave, and features dancer Gary Reagan. Director Mimi Cave states that "we shot the video two days after the election, and we were all very much having our own processes with what had happened. Everything was so fresh that the crew's moods were generally a mix of deer-in-headlights, sadness and anger. At the same time, we couldn't help but feel a visceral excitement and connection to seeing Gary dance his heart out all day. It was like he was channeling all our chaotic energy into every take."
Slyvan Esso will also be touring the UK and Europe, with several festival dates in the U.S. this summer. They will be performing material from their sophomore album, which includes the hit single, "Radio." The band was recently seen on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon performing "Kick Jump Twist."
May 2 - Berlin, Germany - SchwuZ
May 3 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bitterzoet
May 4 - London, England - Village Underground
May 5 - Paris, France - Point Ephemere
May 12-14 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 26-28 - Boston, MA - Boston Calling