Sylvan Esso Throw an Apocalyptic Dance Party in "PARAD(w/m)E" Video

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Sylvan Esso Throw an Apocalyptic Dance Party in "PARAD(w/m)E" Video

Sylvan Esso shared a dark, danceable new single last week, live-debuting “PARAD(w/m)E” (just pronounced “parade”) on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Now, Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn have followed up with a visual treatment for the track.

The “PARAD(w/m)E” video, directed by Dan Huiting and produced by Kobamm Productions and Meow Wolf, makes Meath the leader of an apocalyptic, yet impeccably choreographed dance party, searching for food in a dystopian wasteland. The video nicely highlights the song’s dark commentary while also playing off of its infectious energy. “It’s all gone but here we’re gonna stay anyway,” a strutting Meath insists. “The concrete’s all empty so we’re making a parade.”

Meath and Sanborn will take their parade to a number of high-profile festivals this year, including Florida’s Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, New Orleans’ Buku Music & Arts Project, London’s inaugural All Points East festival, Governors Ball in New York City and Bonnaroo 2018 in Manchester, Tenn. There’s no word yet on a new album from Sylvan Esso, but we’ll be waiting patiently for news of the recently Grammy-nominated duo’s next release. Their sophomore album What Now was a 2017 standout.

Watch the “PARAD(w/m)E” video below, and find Sylvan Esso’s 2018 tour dates further down. You can watch them perform the track on Kimmel here.

Sylvan Esso Tour Dates:

January
27 – Singapore, Singapore @ Laneway Festival
29 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Laneway Festival
31 – Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel

February
02 – Adelaide, Australia @ Laneway Festival
03 – Melbourne, Australia @ Laneway Festival
04 – Sydney, Australia @ Laneway Festival
08 – Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory
10 – Brisbane, Australia @ Laneway Festival
11 – Fremantle, Australia @ Laneway Festival
13 – Honolulu, Hawaii @ The Republik

March
01-04 – Okeechobee, Fla. @ Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival
04 – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic @ One Big Holiday
09-10 – New Orleans, La. @ Buku Music & Arts Project
17 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle *
19 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall *
20 – Dallas, Texas @ Bomb Factory *
22 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater *
23 – Tempe, Ariz. @ Innings Festival
24-25 – Houston, Texas @ In Bloom Music Festival
26 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom *
27 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Hoyt Sherman *
29 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe *
30 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom *
31 – North Adams, Mass. @ MASS MoCA *

April
02 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre *
03 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre *
04 – Providence, R.I. @ The Strand *
06 – Richmond, Va. @ The National *
07 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Mill + Mine *

May
27 – London, U.K. @ All Points East Festival
29 – Istanbul, Turkey @ Salon IKSV

June
01-03 – New York, N.Y. @ Governors Ball
07-10 – Manchester, Tenn. @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

July
10 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre
12 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Greek Theatre
13 – Troutdale, Ore. @ Edgefield Amphitheatre
14 – Redmond, Wash. @ Marymoor Amphitheatre
16 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory Concert House
18 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
20 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Surly Brewing Co.
21 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Pabst Theatre
22 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Pabst Theatre
23 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre
26 – Washington, D.C. @ Anthem
27 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ XPN Fest
28 – Boston, Mass. @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
30 – Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall
31 – Toronto, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall

August
01 – Toronto, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall
02 – Burlington, Vt. @ The Green at Shelburne Museum

(* – with Suzi Analogue)

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