PICS: Sylvan Esso at Observatory North Park

Hey mami—Sylvan Esso kicked, jumped and twisted through the Observatory on Saturday, Aug. 26.

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The meditative synth-pop duo is currently on a tour in support of their new album, "What Now."
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The singles from the album are "Radio," "Kick Jump Twist" and "Die Young."
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And while they aren't dying anytime soon, they are fairly young.
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The band formed in Durham, North Carolina, in 2013.
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By 2014, they had released their debut album on Partisan Records.
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Singer Amelia Meath was previously a member of the Mountain Men.
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After a tour with Feist, she landed in Durham and began recording with producer Nick Sanborn.
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Sanborn first met Meath at the Cactus Club in Milwaukee.
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The rest, as they say, is history.
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Singles from their self-titled debut include "Hey Mami," "Coffee" and "H.S.K.T."
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"Hey Mami" is by now one of the most popular indie singles in recent years.
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Like "Sylvan Esso," "What Now" has also garnered considerable critical acclaim.
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The A.V. Club calls it "deeper, smarter, more comfortable, more intimate, and more cohesive."
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Pitchfork's Stacey Anderson writes, "The sophomore album from the electronic pop duo offers a biting, withering take on pop music, full of crisp humor while still finding real moments of tenderness."
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So, it looks like they have triumphed over the existential crisis that inspired the album's name.
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The album is available everywhere now.
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