This morning, Sylvan Esso shared their Live at Electric Lady EP, featuring live recordings of five tracks from their latest LP, No Rules Sandy, as well as a cover of Low's "Will the Night." The six-song project came together with Attacca Quartet performing string arrangements by Gabriel Kahane. Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes, drummers TJ Maiani and Joe Westerlund, and guitarist Mason Stoops also helped bring these compositions to life.
"Both Amelia and I are huge fans of Low and were so sad to hear about Mimi passing," Sylvan Esso's Nick Sanborn explained of their cover selection. "I can still remember hearing The Curtain Hits the Cast for the first time as a teenager and being immediately struck by 'Anon'—they were haunting and visceral in a way I hadn't ever heard before, and I'm still listening to them all these years later. So this past January, when we were putting the setlist together for the Electric Lady session, I knew we were going to have the Attacca Quartet joining us and immediately thought of covering 'Will the Night' as a tribute to Mimi. It's one of my all time favorites of their songs, beautiful and simple and timeless, a light in the darkness."
In addition to the cover, the group also recorded No Rules Sandy cuts "Coming Back to You," "Didn't Care," "How Did You Know," "Look at Me," and "Your Reality." Check out the live performance of "Will the Night" below, and listen to the rest of the EP here.