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San Fermin Announce Tour Supporting Alt-J

Canadian Dates In BC and Alberta - Festival Stops At NXNE And Osheaga 

“…a bigger, bolder and, yes, even better album than San Fermin’s debut…a glorious second effort…” – CBC Music

 “Under the careful stewardship of mastermind Ellis Ludwig-Leone, Brooklyn’s San Fermin has become a ferocious, precise vessel…His predilection for marrying sublime pop melodies to bombastic arrangements laced with classical avant-garde flourishes has reached a new level of focus, and, resultantly, potency, on Jackrabbit.”Exclaim

 San Fermin have expanded their 2015 North American tour with dates supporting alt-J this July and fall. The 8-piece band, led by Ellis Ludwig-Leone, will perform songs off their sophomore album Jackrabbit (out now, Downtown Records / Fontana North), which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and earned praise by NPR Music for its “grittier energy”. Rolling Stone called the band “masters of highbrow chamber pop” and praised “tag-team singers Charlene Kaye and Allen Tate [who] flaunt killer instruments.” Of San Fermin’s recent sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg show, The Village Voice raved, “Behold the new Arcade Fire: They are San Fermin.”

 

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
6/18: Toronto, ON – NXNE @ Adelaide Hall
6/19: Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen
6/20: Dennis, MA – Cape Cinema
7/17: Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
7/17: Lousiville, KY – Forecastle After Show at Headliners Music Hall^
7/28: Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Concert Cove at Harrah’s*
7/29: Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater*
7/31: Madison, WI – Live on King Street
8/2: Montreal, QC – Osheaga
8/6: Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre^
8/7: Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
8/21: Cincinnati, OH – Fountain Square
9/12: Burnaby, BC – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park*
9/14: Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre*
9/15: Calgary, AB – Stampede Corral*
9/17: St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium*
9/18: St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
9/19: Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park*
9/21: Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend*
9/22: Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Music Festival*
9/23: Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory*
9/25: Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing*
9/26: Pittsburgh, PA – Thrival Festival
9/29: Charlotte, NC – The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory*
9/30: Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live*
10/1: Miami, FL – Klipsch Ampitheater at Bayfront Park*
10/2-10/4: Austin, TX – ACL Music Festival
10/7: New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square*
10/8: Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*
10/9: Southaven, MS – Bank Plus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove*
10/10-10/11: Austin, TX – ACL Music Festival
10/13: San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre*
10/14: Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre*
10/15: Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
10/17: Portland, OR – Portland Memorial Coliseum*
10/18: Seattle, WA – Key Arena*
* with alt-J
^ with Lord Huron

New Release: Alabama Shakes ‘Sound & Color’ & San Fermin ‘Jackrabbit’

Sound & Color – the follow-up to Alabama Shakes‘ Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girlsdemonstrates the tremendous strides made by the band. From the gently swaying, chiming title song to the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini,” Alabama Shakes build on the soulful blues-rock base and map a surprising, innovative new direction. See the Shakes live when they come up to Canada headlining Toronto’s Field Trip festival and hit the west coast for Squamish Valley Music Festival. San Fermin bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone wrote Jackrabbit by himself from start to finish, only to find that after a year testing the songs on the road the album wasn’t nearly finished. Ellis explains, “I went from being this isolated composer guy, out in the woods, to sitting in the back of a van with seven other members playing shows in rock clubs every night. When I got back, I revisited it all, ripped these holes in the middle of all the existing songs and added some new songs. I rethought everything I had been writing.” Watch the full band performing “Emily” and the “title track” live via their YouTube.

Alabama Shakes Sound & Color Digital CD Vinyl Deluxe Vinyl
San Fermin Jackrabbit Digital CD Vinyl

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MapleMusic Recordings at SXSW

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Wednesday, March 18 at Gueros – 4:45pm
Thursday, March 19 at MANITOBA MUSIC SHOWCASE – 3:45pm
Thursday, March 19 at Friends - 9pm
Friday, March 20 at SOHO Lounge – 1:50pm
Saturday, March 21 at World’s Tiniest Bar – 1:30pm
Saturday, March 21 at Threadgills – 3:30pm

Brandi Carlile
Wednesday, March 18 at Central Presbyterian Church – 11:00pm

Gill Landry
Thursday, March 19 at St David’s Historic Sanctuary

The Bright Light Social Hour
Wednesday, March 18 at Sidebar – 4:00pm

San Fermin
Tuesday, March 17 at Hype Hotel - 10:00 – 10:40pm
Wednesday, March 18 at Holy Mountain – 3pm
Thursday, March 19 at Clive Bar - 9:00 – 9:40pm
Saturday, March 21 at Central Presbyterian Church - 8:20pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, March 21 at The Gatsby - 11:00pm – 11:40pm

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San Fermin Set For Canadian Dates in February & Appearing on CBC Radio’s Q Feb. 14

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San Fermin‘s current tour in support of their latest release, ’Live From The Advent Lutheran Church NYC‘ EP and self-titled debut, will bring them to Canada in February. The Brooklyn-based baroque rockers will play Casa del Popolo in Montreal on Feb. 14, The Garrison in Toronto on Feb. 15, and the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver on Feb. 28. In addition on Feb. 14, the band will perform live on CBC Radio’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi.

Formed by composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone in 2011, San Fermin’s self-titled 2013 album — recorded at the Banff Centre in Alberta — was called “…a jarringly accomplished debut” by NPR, while Pitchfork described the album’s first single, ‘Sonsick,’ as “deliriously infectious.”

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MapleMusic Recordings’ Best of 2013

We’ve picked out some of the best tracks that our artist roster have released this year and put them together into one great playlist! The playlist features huge names like Primal Scream, The Dismemberment Plan and Cold War Kids to up-and-coming Canadian talent Andrew Austin, Don Brownrigg, and Thought Beneath Film! Listen to the playlist on Rdio, Youtube, Soundcloud, or all three at the same time below.

Track List:

White Denim “Pretty Green”
The Dismemberment Plan “Waiting”
Cold War Kids “Miracle Mile”
Don Brownrigg “Sweet Dream Sleeper”
Andrew Austin “Inside Out”
San Fermin “Sonsick”
Typhoon “Young Fathers”
Jim James “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U)
J. Roddy Walston & The Business “Heavy Bells”
Gogol Bordello “Lost Innocent World”
Primal Scream “It’s Alright, It’s Ok”
The Bronx “Youth Wasted”
Thought Beneath Film “Cartographers”
Thomas D’Arcy “Credit!”
Bo Keeney “Don’t You Worry”
Caveman “In The City”
Okkervil River “It Was My Season”
Royal Teeth “Wild”

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MapleMusic Christmas Vinyl Giveaway Contest!

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Want to win some free vinyl to add to your collection or for the vinyl lover on your shopping list? We’re feeling extra festive this year so we’re giving away 10 awesome new MMR releases. Enter our Christmas Vinyl Giveaway Contest now!

To be entered:
a) Post a photo of your own vinyl collection to our Facebook wall, or on your Twitter or Instagram. Doesn’t matter if you have 1 vinyl or 1000, just make sure to tag us and use the hashtag #MapleVinyl
(Get a Bonus entry if your pic is really fun or creative!)

b) LIKE and SHARE this on Facebook, RETWEET on Twitter and REGRAM on Instagram to automatically get a second entry, using #MapleVinyl and tagging us of course.

Grand Prize Pack Includes:

1) White Denim “Corsicana Lemonade” (limited edition yellow vinyl)
2) The Dismemberment Plan “Uncanney Valley” (180g audiophile-grade vinyl)
3) Pure Bathing Culture “Moon Tides”
4) San Fermin “San Fermin”
5) Don Brownrigg “It Takes All Kinds (To Make This World I Find)”
6) J Roddy Walston and The Business “Essential Tremors” (includes bonus 7″)
7) Kathleen Edwards “Voyageur”
8) Martha Wainwright “Come Home To Mama” (includes bonus CD)
9) Cold War Kids “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts”
10) Typhoon “White Lighter”

Runners up will receive one of either:

The Dismemberment Plan “Uncanney Valley” (180g audiophile-grade vinyl)
OR
Pure Bathing Culture “Moon Tides”

Contest winners will be chosen on Monday December 16th 2013 with prizes shipped out same day.
Note: Shipping costs will only be included for Canadian residents.

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New Releases – Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cold War Kids follow up this year’s killer comeback “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” with the “Tuxedos” EP. Featuring two previously unreleased songs  ”Romance Languages #2″ and  “Pine St.”, a pair of covers, and two tracks from Lonelyhearts. The band continue their North American tour now through November, see dates here. Brooklyn’s San Fermin traveled to the mountainous border between Alberta and British Columbia to record their debut self-titled record. Ellis Ludwig-Leone blends classical composition with post-rock and chamber pop on the 17 tracks who’s public debut began with the infectious single “Sonsick” on Stereogum. Butch Walker makes his MMR debut with the “Peachtree Battle” EP which he has dedicated to his late father. Out now on iTunes, the EP will be available on CD and vinyl 10/22. Toronto sweetheart Royal Wood debuted his new single “Forever and Ever”  in the trailer for Massey Hall & Roy Thompson Hall’s 2013/2014 concert season, watch below.

Cold War Kids “Tuxedos” EP
San Fermin “San Fermin”
Butch Walker “Peachtree Battle” EP
Royal Wood “Forever And Ever”
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San Fermin Announce Fall Live Dates

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LISTEN TO THE PHASEONE REMIX OF THEIR FIRST SINGLE ‘SONSICK’ HERE

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘SONSICK’ HERE

 Brooklyn’s San Fermin, led by songwriter and composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, has announced a large string of live dates in support of their debut self-titled album – out September 17th on Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings.  Starting with a spot at the Hopscotch Music Festival on September 7th in Raleigh, NC and making their across the continent to Vancouver, BC, San Fermin will be  performing their beautiful take on chamber-pop all across North America.

Their sound, molded and influenced by Ludwig-Leone’s unique background in classical music, presents a unique pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop, vocal harmony and classical orchestration into an amazing live show based around an eight-piece band of top-rate musicians.

In anticipation of these dates, Brooklyn producer Phaseone has remixed San Fermin’s first single “Sonsick”. The new remix is a complete makeover of the Pitchfork described “deliriously infectious summer jam,” delving into the white noise of the composition to create a hauntingly beautiful (and hip-hop nodding) rendition of the track.

“It just shook me and I loved it and I just flipped over it … A band I think you want to keep an eye on … I love them.” - NPR, ALL SONGS CONSIDERED (Bob Boilen)

SAN FERMIN LIVE DATES * Canadian dates are bolded
9/7 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
9/20 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
9/25 – Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal Festival
9/27 – Cincinnati, OH – MidPoint Music Festival
9/28 – Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival
9/30 – Chicago, IL – Hideout
10/1 – Minneapolis, MN – Bryant Lake Bowl
10/3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
10/4 – Toronto, CA – The Drake
10/13 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo
10/16 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
10/18 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
10/19 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
10/20 – Vancouver, BC – The Media Club
10/24 – Washington, DC – DC9
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
10/27 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre

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San Fermin Announces Debut Self-Titled Album out September 17th on Downtown Records & MapleMusic Recordings

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LISTEN TO THE FIRST SINGLE “SONSICK” HERE!

“SONSICK” AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON ITUNES HERE

Brooklyn musician Ellis Ludwig-Leone, the songwriter and composer behind San Fermin, has announced his signing to Downtown Records and the subsequent release of his self-titled, debut album San Fermin on September 17. Ludwig-Leone, who studied music composition at Yale University, envisioned the album’s concept prior to writing the music or knowing who would perform it. Pulling inspiration from Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, he conceived the album as a dialogue between an earnest, unhappy man and a cynical, elusive woman. Upon Ludwig-Leone’s graduation he traveled to the Canadian Rocky Mountains where he wrote the album over the course of six weeks. “Writing for a group of unknown musicians gave the writing process a kind of operatic scope,” Ludwig-Leone says. On his return he enlisted the help of longtime friend and vocalist Allen Tate as well as female vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe (Lucius) to give voices to the characters he developed.

A pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop and contemporary classical composition, San Fermin is strongly influenced by Ludwig-Leone’s unique background in classical music, and the album fittingly features instrumentalists from the likes of Bon Iver, yMusic, and Asphalt Orchestra. A composer of instrumental music as well, Ludwig-Leone recently finished a ballet score for BalletCollective (comprised of New York City Ballet members), to be premiered by ACME at the Joyce Theater this summer, and is currently arranging a piece with Sonic Youth‘s Lee Ranaldo for the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. He is an assistant to the composer Nico Muhly.

“Sonsick” is a deliriously infectious summer jam.” -PITCHFORK

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SAN FERMIN ALBUM TRACK-LISTING
1.   Renaissance!
2.   Crueler Kind
3.   Lament for V.G.
4.   Casanova
5.   Sonsick
6.   Methuselah
7.   At Sea
8.   Torero
9.   At Night, True Love
10. The Count
11.  Bar
12.  In Waiting
13.  True Love, Asleep
14.  Oh, Darling
15.  In The Morning
16.  Daedalus (What We Have)
17.  Altogether Changed

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