Sylvan Esso's Nick Sanborn Unveils Solo Debut as Made of Oak

Sylvan Esso's Nick Sanborn Unveils Solo Debut as Made of Oak
After building plenty of buzz over the last year as part of electronic duo Sylvan Esso, North Carolina's Nick Sanborn has now announced an upcoming solo debut as Made of Oak. An introductory EP called Penumbra will be issued on November 6 via Partisan Records.

A press release notes that Sanborn's upcoming release presents five tracks full of "bittersweet hooks" that were written while the artist was in a period of "claustrophobia and stagnation."

More poetically, it's noted that the included soundscapes offer "the flawed sigh of a human pulse gratefully giving in to the mathematical throb of the beat."

Down below, you'll find a video teaser for the release, which features plenty of ambient whirling tones. There, you'll also find a full tracklisting for the EP, as well as a handful of U.S. concert dates. That's Penumbra's hands-on cover art up above.


1. Penumbra
2. Pinebender
3. Side Rides
4. Penultra (When I See You)
5. Blue Zipper

Tour dates:

09/12 Raleigh, NC - Pour House Music Hall
11/05 Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg
11/07 San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
11/09 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
11/10 Seattle, WA - The Sunset
11/13 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
11/16 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
11/17 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
11/18 Washington, DC - DC9
11/19 Durham, NC - The Pinhook