Sylvan Esso Release Darkly Sensual Video for "Radio"

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Sylvan Esso have a new record coming out at the end of the month, and in the final push toward the duo’s second album What Now, they’ve released a video for the electro-pop earworm “Radio.”

The video’s director Elise Tyler says that the clip reflects the dynamics of the powerful and the powerless in pop culture, and includes multiple women who act as “devout consumers and also powerfully seductive influencers.” That descriptor couldn’t be more apt, as so much of “Radio” takes place late at night and in pitch-black clubs. There’s a smoke-filled room to it all that makes you think something’s wrong, even during the most mundane moments. Being a “slave to the radio” is bad in theory, and even worse-looking in practice.

What Now will drop on April 28 on Loma Vista Records. The duo’s also prepping a tour that starts up in May and those dates can be found below. Watch the “Radio” video above or see Sylvan Esso perform it on Fallon here.

Sylvan Esso Tour Dates:

May
02 – Berlin, Germany @ SchwuZ [SOLD OUT]
03 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
04 – London, United Kingdom @ The Village Underground [SOLD OUT]
05 – Paris, France @ Point Ephemere [SOLD OUT]
13 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees Festival
14 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Fillmore *
18 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel *
20 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Union Transfer *
23 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre *
25 – Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground Ballroom *
26 – Boston, Mass. @ Boston Calling Music Festival
27 – Boston, Mass. @ Boston Calling Music Festival
28 – Boston, Mass. @ Boston Calling Music Festival
27 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club *

June
13 – Madison, Wis. @ Majestic Theatre +
14 – Madison, Wis. @ Majestic Theatre ~
16 – Eau Claire, Wis. @ Eaux Claires
17 – Eau Claire, Wis. @ Eaux Claires

July
14 – Gräfenhainichen, Germany @ Melt! Festival
15 – Gräfenhainichen, Germany @ Melt! Festival
16 – Gräfenhainichen, Germany @ Melt! Festival

August
07 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue %
08 – Omaha, Neb. @ Sokol Auditorium %
10 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre %
11 – Bellvue, Colo. @ Mishawaka Amphitheatre %
12 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot %
15 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore %
16 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom %
17 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom %
18 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune $
19 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune $
22 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater %
25 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern %
26 – San Diego, Calif @ The Observatory North Park %
27 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Crescent Outdoors %
29 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theater %
30 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater %
31 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall

September
01 – New Orleans, La. @ Civic Theater %
15 – Charlottesville, Va. @ The Jefferson #
16 – Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Stage AE #
17 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Crofoot Ballroom #
19 – Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live! #
20 – Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues #
21 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart’s #
22 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium #
23 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre #
25 – Columbia, Mo. @ The Blue Note #
26 – Kansas City, Mo. @ CrossroadsKC #
28 – Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom #
29 – Asheville, N.C. @ ExploreAsheville.com Arena #
30 – Pittsboro, N.C. @ Shakori Hills &

(* = w/ Lucy Dacus)
(+ = w/ Aero Flynn)
(~ = w/ Field Report)
(% = w/ Flock of Dimes)
($ = w/ Dana Buoy)
(# = w/ Helado Negro)
(& = w/ Tune-Yards, Wye Oak, Helado Negro, Well$)

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