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November 24, 2015

Sylvan Esso // SIP SIP

By: Elizabeth McQueen

In this episode of “This Song” Elizabeth McQueen sits down with Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn of  Sylvan Esso to talk about the joys of Soul Coughing.  Then, Taylor Wallace talks to Jack Anderson, Isaac Winburne and Andrew Fontenot of the band SIP SIP about their influences, which range from Kool and the Gang and Stevie Wonder, to Tool.

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