Live Video: San Fermin

photo by Bebe Labree Besch (view set)

By taking their name from the annual festival held in Pamplona, Spain, San Fermin presents their musical philosophy outright. Like the running of the bulls, San Fermin’s music bewilders, delights, and intimidates. Surprisingly, the Brookyln-based Baroque-poppers have only released one album, San Fermin, on Downtown Records. Yet, despite arising in 2011, the band has already received impressive critical acclaim from reputable sources like NPR, Pitchfork, The New York Times, and Billboard. Perhaps its their doggedness that makes them so great. Consider this: after some thieves purloined their entire trailer from a Red Lion Hotel parking lot in Portland, Oregon, San Fermin showed up to KEXP’s studio with an impressive array of instruments, perfect for playing this fine-tuned set:

Full Performance:

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