I can’t not geek out over Sylvan Esso.
Their latest album, What Now, features some of my favorite synth tones and drum breaks to date. It’s impossibly danceable and detailed.
I really dig “Die Young” in particular because of its spartan composition. It’s a lean mean fighting machine. When the drum break in the song hits, it hits hard. Here’s my interpretation.
I recorded this the night before @sylvanesso dropped their live version of “Die Young on @nprmusic. The song is its own world. “Interpreting the drum break is a little way to stand on the shoulders of giants and see new ways to play. Hearing @flockofdimes and @joewesterlund play on this a treat. . . : : : : #sylvanesso #dieyoung #doublesnares #ludwig #slingerland #istanbul #vintagedrums