Sunday, February 9, 2014

Show Preview - San Fermin - 2.18.14 - Warhol - Concert Preview

Sound Series: San Fermin, with special guests, Son Lux

The eight piece San Fermin will be appearing next Tuesday, 2.18 at the Warhol Museum on the North Shore. The group was started by Brooklyn based chamber pop project musician Ellis Ludwig- Leone. The band just released their debut LP this past year entitled The Sun Also Rises. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway's book "The Sun Also Rises", Ludwig-Leone crafted the record as if it were a dialogue between a man and a woman. The album is extremely introspective and personal. It is written with such emotion, that you realize the writer has opened himself in an extraordinary fashion. It's a larger, strong album when performed by the chamber pop group as proof of their past performance here at the Brillobox back in October. It's a live act that will transcend even better at the Warhol stage. Something not to miss. 

From their press:

A pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop and contemporary classical composition, San Fermin is the work of Brooklyn composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone. His self-titled debut album is strongly influenced by his unique background in classical music, which includes a job assisting composer/arranger Nico Muhly. After finishing his musical studies at Yale, Ludwig-Leone wrote the album in six weeks while holed up in a studio on the mountainous border between Alberta and British Columbia. He focused on life╩╝s top-shelf issues – youth, nostalgia, anxiety, unrequited love – and tied these vast themes to different characters through vocal contributions from longtime friend Allen Tate, as well as Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius.

San Fermin is not an album of singles but rather a sweeping, full-bodied listen with multiple distinct peaks and ambitious thematic connections. Ludwig-Leone composed all of the album’s arrangements and lyrics in full prior to collaborating and recording, noting that “writing for a large group of unknown musicians infused the writing process with a kind of operatic scope.” The first track released from the album, “Sonsick,” tackles many of these larger themes head-on. ”It’s like a panic attack disguised as a birthday party,” Ludwig-Leone says. ”I realized that the most intense moments are the ones in which conflicting emotional worlds exist inside you, equally, at once.”

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7:30p. Tickets are only $15 and can be found here