Electro-pop duo Sylvan Esso have launched a new label called Psychic Hotline.
Amelia Meath, Nick Sanborn and their longtime manager Martin Anderson briefly described their ambitions for the new label. It reads: “By working with Secretly Distribution and Kris Chen (Nonesuch, XL, Domino), the company seeks to create new works and re-release classic albums from their ever-expanding music community. “
Meath and Sanborn, Psychic Hotline was the opportunity to create the kind of label they had always dreamed of: “We do not in any way seek to own intellectual property, nor do we subscribe to career approaches based on scarcity. We are constantly striving to expand our music community; to welcome more voices and more perspectives. We believe that the only common denominator of great music is honesty in expression.
As if that wasn’t enough, the first installment in the Psychic Hotline series of singles has already been released. It includes tracks from Meath, as well as Blake Mills’ new song ‘Neon Blue’. It also features a cover of the same song by Sam Gendel. All singles will be available as digital versions as well as vinyl presses.
Of the new Singles series, Psychic Hotline wrote on Twitter: “This is the first installment in the Psychic Hotline Singles series, which will feature all new music and unique collaborations from Anjimile, Bartees Strange with Eric Slick. and Ohmme, Flock of Dimes. , Made of Oak, Mountain Man, The Tallest Man on Earth, Uwade and many more.
Psychic Hotline is the duo’s latest adventure, following the release of their third studio album, Free love, in September 2020. Although it has garnered modest reviews, it has been described as: “The couple’s most cohesive body of work to date, and despite its more left-wing moments, perhaps their most accessible.” Die-hard fans will no doubt be delighted with this exceptional addition to their discography, while the rest of the population should anticipate an inevitable conversion.
Listen to ‘Neon Blue’ below.