For Esmé – SXSW 2016 Top 20


For Esmé effortlessly gets you moving, whether furiously moving your feet to bright cheery dance synth beats backed with guitar riffs to their more relaxed head bobbing grooves with zero rock guitar tracks.

From their site: Poised between light and dark, nouveau and nostalgia, deftly crafted poetry and hook-driven pop, For Esmé is a celebration of life’s double edges. Fronted by Martha Meredith, Dave Thiel, and Nathan Crook, For Esmé seeks to explore the underlying issues affecting an image-conscious generation, embracing beauty while provoking an honest exchange of identity and inner voice. A rare mix of confession and confection, the songs of For Esmé speak a language that is more than just a melody. Theirs is music for this moment, rising up in determination from the downward spiral of the times.

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