San Fermin – Arms

Today, the Brooklyn-based band San Fermin released their fifth studio album Arms via their rising independent label Better Company Records. The 9-song album marks a new direction for the octet as they strip away much of the sonic ornamentation they’ve come to be known for in favor of a more raw, direct sound reflective of Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s candid, plainspoken lyrics.


The band will kick off their US album release tour at Treefort Music Fest in March followed by dates in St. Paul, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and many more.

“Writing music has always been about bringing people along with me,” says bandleader Ludwig-Leone. “I don’t sing my own songs because it’s never felt right – I find it much more satisfying to write for my closest friends, find the spaces in the Venn diagram where our lives overlap and build from there.”

 “When my personal life fell apart a couple years ago, that community became even more important to me. I leaned hard on Allen (who produced this album) and my other band members. The process of writing Arms was like drafting an antidote to loneliness. It was clarifying to realize that even under difficult personal circumstances, this has always been why I do what I do: bring people in to create a shared experience that is only possible through music.”

Tour Dates:

3/15: Utrecht, NDL – Birds of Paradise Festival

3/21-22: Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest

3/23: Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room %

3/24: Denver, CO – Globe Hall %

3/26: St. Paul, MN – Turf Club #

3/27: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #

3/28: Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon #

3/30: Nashville, TN – The Blue Room #

3/31: Columbus, OH – The Basement #

4/2: Washington, DC – Atlantis #

4/3: Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts #

4/4: Boston, MA – The Sinclair #

4/5: New York, NY – Racket *

4/30: San Diego, CA – Casbah #

5/1: Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever #

5/3: Pioneertown, CA – Pappy + Harriet’s #

5/4: San Francisco, CA – Independent #

5/7: Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge #

5/9: Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret #

5/10: Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s #

6/11: Austin, TX – Parish

6/12: Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co.

6/14: Santa Fe, NM – TBD

# w/ Runnner

* w/ Mutual Benefit

% w/ Rachael Jenkins


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