Sylvan Esso w/ Hercules & Love Affair Remix; Remix 12″ “H.S.K.T.”

Sylvan Esso w/ Hercules & Love Affair Remix; Remix 12″ “H.S.K.T.”

Just last week, Sylvan Esso, the duo of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, shared the truly innovative video/interactive website for the song “H.S.K.T.,” giving fans an opportunity to remix the song (one of MANY stand-outs off their breakthrough debut Sylvan Esso, out now on Partisan Records) and create something uniquely their own. “Since we were putting out a 12″ of remixes, we thought it’d be fun to try to share the feeling of pulling a song apart piece by piece,“ said the band. Today, Sylvan Esso shares a version of the song that displays how a remix can be transformative. Hercules & Love Affair has taken “H.S.K.T.” and turned it into a slinky, bass-driven dance floor banger they call the “Bleeps and Vox Mix,” which was premiered earlier today by KCRW. “Hercules and Love Affair has put out some of our favorite dance floor jams and we’re honored that he contributed to the single,” said Sanborn. “The mix is perfect for a 12″ – I almost wish it wasn’t of my band so I could spin it in a set without feeling sheepish.” This is just one of the amazing versions contained within Sylvan Esso’s H.S.T.K., a collection of extended mixes, acapellas, instrumentals, and remixes, which is out digitally today, with a vinyl release to follow on August 21st via Partisan Records. Today’s 12” release actually marks the one-year anniversary of the release of Sylvan Esso, so what better way to celebrate the first birthday of one of last year’s most heralded albums than with a dance party?




The above lyric video was born out of a photo shoot for the EP’s 12-inch jacket with North Carolina-based duo Sara Padgett and Adam Heathcott of Endless Endless. “What began as an exploration in still photography quickly evolved into an evening in a room only lit by the words of ‘H.S.K.T,’” said Padgett. “The energy that Nick and Amelia have generated all over the world, on their debut album and on increasingly big stages, was discovered, messed with, and simply captured. You can read along, or you can just dance.”

Purchase/Pre-order “H.S.K.T.” here:
Download hi-res images/album art:

1. H.S.K.T. (Extended Mix)
2. H.S.K.T. (Acapella)
3. H.S.K.T. (Extended Instrumental Mix)
4. H.S.K.T. (Dntel Mix)
5. H.S.K.T. (Hercules & Love Affair Bleeps and Vox Mix)
6. H.S.K.T. (Hercules & Love Affair Boom Mix) (Bonus Track)
7. H.S.K.T. (PBR Streetgang Remix) (Bonus Track)
8. H.S.K.T. (Luca C & Brigante remix) (Bonus Track)
9. H.S.K.T. (Maxxi Soundsystem remix) (Bonus Track)

May 16 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
May 23 – Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch
May 29 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera
May 30 – Berlin, Germany @ Berlin Festival 

June 02 – Brighton, United Kingdom @ Komedia
June 03 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ Gorilla
June 04 – Bristol, United Kingdom @ Marble Factory
June 06 – London, United Kingdom @ Field Day Festival
June 07 – Warwickshire, United Kingdom @ Lunar Festival
June 09 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan’s
June 12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
June 19 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
July 03 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 17 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires
July 18 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires
July 24 – Oro-Medonte, Canada @ WayHome Music Festival
July 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell
July 31 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 01 – Montreal, Canada @ Osheaga 2015
August 02 – Montreal, Canada @ Osheaga 2015
August 14 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 21 – Hamburg, Germany @ Dockville
August 23 – Crickhowell, United Kingdom @ Green Man Festival
September 17 – 20 – Oakdale, CA @ Symbiosis Gathering
September 23 – 27 – Champaign, IL @ The Pygmalion Festival
September 25 – 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
October 2-4 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 9-11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival

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