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San Fermin—the band, not the Spanish town that hosts the annual Running of the Bulls—is a lot of things. It’s a dramatic, operatic vehicle for supreme vocalists like Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig (from the luscious pop group Lucius) and the rich-throated Allen Tate (who evokes Bill Callahan and Crash Test Dummies’ Brad Roberts). It’s a stunning testament to the writing talent and vision of Yale music program grad and pianist/composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone. San Fermin creates a Dirty Projectors/Fiery Furnaces–flavored burst of young adult angst. It’s a brainy and moving and introspective piece of art, and it’s chamber pop at its finest. From the somber opener, “Renaissance!” (with Tate’s dry, hard-baked baritone pushing up against the formidable Laessig-Wolfe united front and a phalanx of horns and strings), to the eerie denouement of “Altogether Changed” (a gorgeous, early choral music–inspired piece that floats into the good night), Ludwig-Leone examines our yearning for meaning as we choose a path into adulthood. It's visceral, relatable, and breathtaking.

Customer Reviews


Probably the only thing I will listen to for the next year. Absolutely incredible.

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A great group with an amazing sound. Don't miss out on this.

Simply Outstanding...

I love albums that slowly creep into your conscience over time and multiple listens. I find myself thinking about the songs as the day goes by, looking very forward to my next listen. If you are wanting an album of only "Sonsick" sound alikes get over it... This band is deep and very talented! What a wonderful debut. Can't wait to hear them live.


Formed: Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '10s

San Fermin is the brainchild of Brooklyn's Ellis Ludwig-Leone, an artist with a broad musical background who pursued musical studies at Yale and sharpened his teeth working with avant-garde classical composer Nico Muhly (Björk, Grizzly Bear, Antony & the Johnsons). Filled with blustery, unpredictable, avant-garde arrangements and rooted in the preciousness of indie pop, his debut self-titled record found him joined on vocals by longtime friend Allen Tate as well as Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of...
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