San Fermin to Bring Its Orchestral Pop to Old Rock House This Wednesday

San Fermin to Bring Its Orchestral Pop to Old Rock House This Wednesday
PHOTO BY DANNY RENSHAW
If San Fermin had simply stuck to sumptuous orchestral pop music, as heard on its self-titled debut, that would have been understandable. The band could have operated as a less greyscale Tindersticks and performed the multi-layered compositions that sprung from the pen and piano and Ellis Ludwig-Leone. But the last two albums have found the eight-piece band embracing pure pop pleasures and a healthy streak of electro-fried elegance. Both Allen Tate and Charlene Kaye have grown into their roles as co-singers while finding time to release their own solo records, but the alchemy of San Fermin remains a malleable, recognizable format where horns, strings and synths work in service of Ludwig-Leone’s songs.

Pavo? Pavo! Brooklyn quintet Pavo Pavo will open the set, playing songs from its debut album Young Narrator in the Breakers.

Watch the video for San Fermin's "Jackrabbit" below:


San Fermin
8 p.m. Wednesday, September 27. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street. $15. 314-588-0505.

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