San Fermin — at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California, May 19, 2015

San Fermin photo sets

at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California, May 19, 2015
San Fermin and Alexander von Mehren at SXSW


Listen: San Fermin - “No Promises”

Belong Out April 7 via Downtown/Interscope

Feb 10, 2017

San Fermin are releasing a new album, Belong, on April 7 via Downtown/Interscope. It's their third album and the follow-up to 2015's Jackrabbit. Previously the orchestral rock band led by Ellis Ludwig-Leone shared two songs from Belong, "Open" and "Bride."  More

SXSW 2017 Announces First Round of Music Performers and Second Round of Speakers

San Fermin and S U R V I V E Among Notable Performers, Empire Co-Creator Lee Daniels is a Keynote Speaker

Sep 06, 2016

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the first round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2017. More

Mar 31, 2016

Today San Fermin and Sam Amidon shared a new collaborative track called "Shiver." More

Sep 17, 2015

San Fermin are releasing a digital deluxe edition of their recent album Jackrabbit tomorrow (Friday, September 18) via Downtown Records. It includes a brand new single. "No Devil," the Ra Ra Riot remix of "Jackrabbit," and live videos for "Jackrabbit" and "Emily." You can stream "No Devil" below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates, including their current tour opening for alt-JMore

May 22, 2015

On Tuesday, May 19, San Fermin performed at the Troubadour in West Hollywood.  More

Under the Radar Announces April/May Issue with Tame Impala on the Cover

Issue 53 Also Includes Interviews with Death Cab for Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, The Jesus and Mary Chain on Psychocandy, Father John Misty, Charlie Cox of Marvel's: Daredevil, Domhnall Gleeson, Courtney Barnett, and More

Apr 10, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the April/May 2015 issue, which is about to hit newsstands. It features Tame Impala on the cover. Actor Charlie Cox talks about his starring role in the new Netflix series, Marvel's Daredevil. We interview The Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim Reid and Creation Records' founder Alan McGee about the 30th anniversary of the Scottish band's iconic debut album, 1985's Psychocandy. The issue also includes interviews with Death Cab For Cutie, Mew, My Morning Jacket, Father John Misty, Domhnall Gleeson of Ex Machina, Courtney Barnett, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Laura Marling, Django Django, Will Butler, Purity Ring, San Fermin, TORRES, Twin Shadow, Matthew E. White, Amason, Jacco Gardner, Tobias Jesso Jr., Petite Noir, Natalie Prass, SOAK, and more. More

Check Out Photos from Under the Radar’s Official SXSW Showcase at Central Presbyterian Church

Featuring Shots of TORRES, San Fermin, Amason, Boxed In, Springtime Carnivore, Talk In Tongues, and Dinner

Apr 03, 2015

Under the Radar hosted an official nighttime showcase at SXSW this year on the final night of the Austin music conference (Saturday). The event happened at Central Presbyterian Church, a beautiful building with amazing acoustics, and featured sets from TORRES, San Fermin, Amason, Boxed In, Springtime Carnivore, Talk In Tongues, and Dinner. Photographers Wendy Lynch Redfern and Johannes Andersen were there to capture the action. More

Under the Radar’s SXSW 2015 Events to Feature of Montreal, Mew, Torres, San Fermin, and Many More

Thursday Day Party and Saturday Official Nighttime Showcase; Lineups Also Include East India Youth, Matthew E. White, Boxed In, Jacco Gardner, and Others

Mar 06, 2015

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our two SXSW 2015 events. This year we are having a day party at the Flamingo Cantina on Thursday, March 19, and an official nighttime showcase at Central Presbyterian Church on Saturday, March 21. Our events are set to feature performances from of MontrealMewTorresSan FerminEast India YouthMatthew E. WhiteJacco GardnerBoxed InSOAKAmasonSpringtime CarnivorePompeiiTalk in Tongues, and Dinner. More

Listen: San Fermin - “Emily”

New Album Jackrabbit Out April 21

Feb 27, 2015

Due to release their sophomore album Jackrabbit this spring, multi-instrumentalist and composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone and his musical collective San Fermin have premiered a brand new track from the upcoming effort titled "Emily." More

San Fermin Announces New Tour Dates, Natalie Prass to Support

To Play Hangout Festival, Savannah Stopover Festival, and the Forecastle Festival

Feb 04, 2015

San Fermin is hitting the road along side Natalie Prass in support of their forthcoming album Jackrabbit (due out April 21 on Downtown).  More

Dec 09, 2014

San Fermin, the musical collective of NYC multi-instrumentalist/composer/bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone, has announced the release of its sophomore album Jackrabbit. More

Watch: San Fermin Perform “Sonsick”

Live at The Advent Lutheran Church in NYC

Oct 23, 2013

In the midst of wrapping up a U.S. tour behind their self-titled debut, chamber pop composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone and his band San Fermin have premiered a live video performance of their standout single "Sonsick."  More

Sep 09, 2013

Next week sees the release of a number of noteworthy albums on Sept. 17, all of which are now streaming in full online. More


San Fermin

Banding Together

Aug 17, 2015

Ellis Ludwig-Leone has a degree in classical music composition from Yale University. He has earned residency at the prestigious Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. More

South by Southwest’s First-Timers – Members of 2014’s Rookie Class Talk About Their First SXSW

Featuring Arthur Beatrice, Casual Sex, Connan Mockasin, Future Islands, Glass Animals, Saintseneca, San Fermin, Vaadat Charigim, Woman’s Hour, and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

Aug 26, 2014

Arthur Beatrice, Casual Sex, Connan Mockasin, Future Islands, Glass Animals, Saintseneca, San Fermin, Vaadat Charigim, Woman's Hour, and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan all discuss playing SXSW for the first ever time this year. More

2013 Artist Survey: San Fermin

Ellis Ludwig-Leone on Lou Reed, Obamacare, Spotify, His Favorite Word, and More

Feb 10, 2014

For Under the Radar's 11th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the important issues of the last year, as well as some quirkier subjects. Check out our next print issue and digital issue for surveys from My Morning Jacket, Foals, Amanda Palmer, Local Natives, Wild Nothing, These New Puritans, Lanterns on the Lake, Xiu Xiu, and Summer Camp. More

San Fermin

The Quiet Conductor

Nov 22, 2013

While particularly verbose in conversation, needing only the simplest prompt to launch into the details of his life and work, songwriter and composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone is completely silent as a frontman. More





Apr 20, 2015

Jackrabbit's path to existence is different enough from that of San Fermin's self-titled debut that it's worth noting. More

SXSW 2015 Saturday - Under the Radar Showcase - TORRES, San Fermin, Amason, Boxed In, and More

March 21st, 2015

Apr 03, 2015

For almost a decade now Under the Radar has been hosting unofficial day parties at the annual SXSW music conference and festival in Austin, Texas. More

Austin’s SXSW 2014 Recap: Awards Edition

March 15th, 2014

Mar 18, 2014

Staff writer Austin Trunick spent six days in Austin, Texas, taking in this year’s South By Southwest.  More

San Fermin

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Nov 20, 2013

San Fermin is the brainbaby of Brooklyn composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, who wrote this ambitious debut record while holed up for six weeks in a studio in a Canadian mountain range. More