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 the Brooklyn group Lucius. San Fermin saw release in September of 2013. The band toured in support of the debut for much of the next two years, returning in 2015 with sophomore album Jackrabbit. While Tate stayed on as the main male vocalist for Jackrabbit, the ensemble vocals of Lucius were replaced by full-time live singer Charlene Kaye. In January 2017 San Fermin issued "Open," the first of two singles -- "Bride" followed a week later -- heralding the arrival of their much anticipated third studio long-player, Belong, which dropped in April. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi