Tagged: Esser


GEN F: Esser

At first sight, Ben Esser seems like some anachronistic type of rockstar, nattily clad in plaid ska pants or suspenders and an unbeatable mod-top fade—a little bit Specials with some wayward art dude thrown in. … read more »

POSTED September 11, 2011 2:22PM IN GEN F TAGS: , ,

Video: Mumdance f. Esser, “Don’t Forget Me Now”

Esser and Mumdance are having a tough time of it—something, perhaps a hex, has turned them into scaryass creatures made of fake hair and fruit. Is this some kind of secret UK disease, like foot-and-mouth, … read more »

POSTED October 6, 2010 4:45PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Premiere: Mumdance, Different Circles Mixtape

Don’t let the cover’s blunt-huffing kool kat (no Snacks) fool you—Mumdance‘s new mixtape is a radical beast of a thing, and sans tracklist (the beats are apparently so new they can’t be let out the … read more »

POSTED July 13, 2010 10:30AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

FADER TV: Esser in the Park

On the eve of Esser’s NYC debut, FADER editor Julianne Escobedo Shepherd took him to our favorite spot in the park near our office to very earnestly grill him about his mixtape, West Side Story … read more »


Freeload: The FADER Issue 62 Podcast

We and you and everyone we know has been trumpeting the Summer Of Love 2009, and it was our mantra as we put together FADER Issue 62. We scoured the universe for the summeriest, most … read more »

POSTED June 23, 2009 11:30AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Freeload: Esser’s “America” Mixtape

Pop unconventionalist Esser frequently puts together excellent mixtapes of just the right length, about 20 minutes, a handy grab bag of the dubstep, weirdo rock and classics he’s jamming. To celebrate his first American tour … read more »

POSTED June 12, 2009 2:15PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Freeload: Esser, “Long Arms” MP3

We became completely enamored of Benjamin Esser and his band of merry electronic pop-punker men in Austin, Texas, when they played the FADER Fort earlier this year. He was wearing a custom blazer with his … read more »

POSTED June 2, 2009 10:00AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Exclusive Freeload: Esser, “I Love You (Prince Paul RMX)”

London’s Esser is one of our favorite new dudes. He writes such quirkily lovelorn pop, and he killed at the Levi’s/FADER Fort in Austin this year, not to mention he has amazing style (the custom … read more »

POSTED May 21, 2009 12:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

The Tripwire Showcase And The Rest Of The Levi's®/FADER Fort Lineup

We know you’ve all been planning your TX days and nights without worrying about the Levi’s®/FADER Fort, because you already knew that it’s all day, every day from Wednesday, March 18 through Saturday, March 21. And we know you already had planned to be there regardless, you were just waiting to hear where it is and who would be there. Well, now you know. read more »

POSTED March 17, 2009 6:24PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Video: Esser, “Work It Out”

Since the temporary suspension of our weekly UK pop column Dollars To Pounds, we’ve been forced to seek out new Transatlantic jams for ourselves. One guy we’ve been steadily checking up on is this Beaker-coiffed … read more »

POSTED January 30, 2009 4:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,