Sylvan Esso got up and got down at Redmond’s Marymoor Park on July 14th. The Durham, NC, electropop duo includes vocalist–dancer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn. Last year Sylvan Esso sold out two nights at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre while promoting their 2017 album What Now.
The pair brought an infectious positivity with their catchy and danceable hooks. Meath showed her originality through unusual dance poses and her signature platform cheerleading shoes. Sanborn twisted the knobs expressively while swimming in an oversized tie-dye, and his case read “F the NC GOP.” New tunes joined audience favorites that included “Coffee” and “Radio.” Sylvan Esso returned for a well-received encore.
The crowd tended young and hip, with plenty of throwback fanny packs and mom-jeans. Concertgoers batted beach balls and picnicked in the idyllic Eastside green space.
Los Angeles singer–songwriter Amber Coffman opened with her band. The former Dirty Projectors artist went solo in 2017.