Following Sylvan Esso‘s recent Grammy nomination for their sophomore album What Now, the North Carolina electronic duo will embark on a North American tour in 2018.
The good news is that they’ll make their way to D.C. at some point next year. The bad news: it won’t be until the summer. Their show at The Anthem will take place on July 26, and tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. via Ticketfly.
In an interview with The Independent, Sylvan Esso described their latest album as more purposeful and self-assured than their debut release. “The experience of putting that first record out and touring it had just made us very different people,” Nick Sanborn mentioned. “And the moment we figured that out everything just opened up… we were letting a sound be what it is, instead of trying to polish it. Make it clearer, instead of trying to perfect it.”
What Now will compete for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 60th Grammy Awards next year, and is up against Kraftwerk’s 3-D The Catalogue, Mura Masa’s eponymous release, Odesza’s A Moment Apart and Bonobo’s Migration.