The New Yorker has a feature on San Fermin‘s new LP Belong. Bringing readers back a few years to the “Peak Indie” moment around the turn of the decade, the magazine writes that “the feeling of early-aughts ensemble indie can be found on the affectionate and spirited chamber-pop record “Belong,” from the Brooklyn band San Fermin.” The band’s music “has a knack for simultaneously expressing beauty and crisis,” says The New Yorker, and “the tense, ethereal interplay between [singers Allen] Tate and [Charlene] Kaye has something in common with the high-contrast sound of Dirty Projectors.” The article also notes the connection between San Fermin and AmApAc-affiliated artist Nico Muhly, the composer for whom San Fermin mastermind Ellis Ludwig-Leone served as an assistant before San Fermin got off the ground. Additionally, there’s a sweet live performance of the song “August” embedded at the top of the feature, it’s definitely worth checking out right here!
Belong made its debut on NACC last week and is poised for the Top 100 this week. Give it some quality spins!