Brooklyn based San Fermin will release its much buzzed about debut self-titled album on September 17th via Downtown Records. Led by principal songwriter and composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, San Fermin is a pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop and contemporary classical composition.
The band will support the release with a national major market fall tour beginning onSeptember 7th in Raleigh, NC at the Hopscotch Music Festival. Featuring an intricate live set-up as an eight-piece, San Fermin will be hitting New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco before concluding the tour on October 27th in Providence, RI at the Columbus Theatre. Complete tour dates are below.
San Fermin features 17 tracks that are strongly influenced by Ellis Ludwig-Leone's unique background in classical music, which includes a job assisting composer/arranger Nico Muhly, and fittingly features instrumentalists from the likes of Bon Iver, yMusic, and Asphalt Orchestra.
After finishing his musical studies at Yale, Ludwig-Leone wrote San Fermin in six weeks while holed up in a studio on the mountainous border between Alberta and British Columbia. Pulling inspiration from Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, Ludwig-Leone conceived the album as a dialogue between an earnest, unhappy man and a cynical, elusive woman. Upon his return, he enlisted the help of longtime friend and vocalist Allen Tate as well as female vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe from the band Lucius to give voices to the characters he developed.
San Fermin Tracklisting:
2. Crueler Kind
3. Lament for V.G.
7. At Sea
9. At Night, True Love
10. The Count
12. In Waiting
13. True Love, Asleep
14. Oh, Darling
15. In The Morning
16. Daedalus (What We Have)
17. Altogether Changed
San Fermin Fall Tour Dates:
9/7 - Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival
9/20 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
9/25 - Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal Festival
9/27 - Cincinnati, OH - MidPoint Music Festival
9/28 - Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Music Festival
9/30 - Chicago, IL - Hideout
10/1 - Minneapolis, MN - Bryant Lake Bowl
10/3 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
10/4 - Toronto, CA - The Drake
10/13 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
10/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo
10/16 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
10/18 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
10/19 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
10/20 - Vancouver, BC - The Media Club
10/24 - Washington, DC - DC9
10/25 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
10/27 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre