Sylvan Esso, the duo of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, have launched a new record label called Psychic Hotline in partnership with Secretly Distribution. To accompany the announcement, they’ve kicked off a new singles series with a new song from Meath and Blake Mills, ‘Neon Blue’. The series will feature contributions from Anjimile, Bartees Strange with Eric Slick and Ohmme, Flock of Dimes, Made of Oak, Mountain Man, Peach Fuzz, the Tallest Man on Earth, Uwade, and more. Check out ‘Neon Blue’ below, along with an alternate version from Sam Gendel.
“We created Psychic Hotline to be the type of record company we had dreamed of,” Meath and Sanborn said in a statement. “An artist-led enterprise that strives to do right in radical ways by the creators who entrust us with their work; in the deals we make, the way we do business and the way we center the art and the artist. We do not seek to own intellectual property under any circumstance, nor do we subscribe to scarcity-based career approaches. We strive to ever-expand our musical community; to welcome more voices and more perspectives. We believe that the only common denominator in great music is honesty in expression.”