Brooklyn-based San Fermin, now an eight-piece touring enterprise, did not start that way.
In December of 2012, the initially makeshift project performed a single concert—from sheet music—and signed a record deal. Their self-titled debut was subsequently released worldwide in the fall of 2013 via Downtown Records. Following rave reviews, the band was thrust into the spotlight, performing sold out shows and festivals across the world and opening for the likes of the National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, and The Head and the Heart.
“Suddenly, we were not in a vacuum. We were in the thick of it, which was thrilling but also terrifying,” bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone says. “There were all these new possibilities and gray areas. It was a shock to the system—out in the world, barely at home, constantly in a state of semi-crisis.”
Many of the songs on Jackrabbit, San Fermin’s second album, existed only on Ludwig-Leone’s laptop for the better part of a year, as he toured and turned the band into an ensemble operation. When at last he revisited them, he knew that they had to be reborn.
Recorded piecemeal in many sessions under Ludwig-Leone’s watchful eye, Jackrabbit bears the scars of experience admirably. If San Fermin could seem prepared and guarded to the point of being polite, Jackrabbit lines that record’s complicated compositional maneuvers and grandiose pop eruptions with necessary aggression. It is urgent and in your face, like a band sweating and singing in a cramped venue. It is emotionally complicated, too, like a group of strangers who have suddenly had their lives interrupted and linked by unexpected circumstances.
The Ashley Hundred
The Ashley Hundred is a sonic stew of swirling ambience, soaring harmonies, melodic bass lines, tribal-esque drumming and frenzied banjo picking.
Morewine is a band in Edmonton, Ab. Mathew writes songs. Mathew, Dan, Erik, & Nels Mandosa play them live.
space, pianos, chocolate chip cookies & milkshakes.
reverb and malt liquor
The Needle Vinyl Tavern
February 27th 2016
The Den (10pm)
Based out of Edmonton, Alberta, The Den is a five piece band that draws influence from artists including Beach House, Daughter, and Bon Iver. In the Fall of 2016 they self released their debut four-track E.P, Animal Manor. Post-release, the band has focused on crafting an intimate and seamless live set. Notable performances include opening for Tokyo Police Club and Born Ruffians (UP+DT 2016), The Elwins, and Nuela Charles.
Lyra Brown (9pm)
$25 available through yeglive.ca
Double Lunch Presents:
GOODWOOD ATOMS (Vancouver)
Goodwood Atoms’ blend of ethereal folk, electronic-inflected grooves and heavy-hitting climaxes echoes the complex soundscapes of progressive indie bands like Half Moon Run, Alt-J & Radiohead. Formed in 2014, Goodwood Atoms grew out of the scene at Vancouver’s Juniper Room, an underground studio and performance venue that has been the brainchild of frontman Francis Hooper. What began as an acoustic collaboration between Hooper and bassist Joe Pooley grew into a rich tapestry of sound with the addition of guitarist/violinist Dawson Verboven & Berklee-trained drummer Justin Banmann.
Blurred Lenz presents
from Amsterdam ::: BLUE CRIME
June 29th 2016
The Almanac. 9PM, 18+
BLUE CRIME (NL)
BLUE CRIME was born in an Amsterdam bunker. An experimental four-piece. A trip from the disarming to the wrenching. Did the wolf devour the moon? Stories unabridged and told on their forthcoming EP 'Tyr'.
Saturday February 13th, 2016 -
Modern Space w/Guests Forester, And The Den
Brixx - 10030 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB
$12.00 + Service Charges- advance tickets available through Ticketfly.com
Direct Ticket Link -https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1030677?utm_medium=bks
Doors 9 PM - 18+ No Minors
Starlite Room Is Proud To Present..........
Modern Space is a 5 piece Toronto based band. The group, consisting of members Sean Watson Graham (vocals) Sam Arion (guitar), Alex Laurie (guitar), Cody Steele (bass) and Tay Ewart (drums) formed in 2014. The band brings an explosive bombast to their live shows, and are eager to deliver that kind of intensity across Canada. Graham says, “I’m really into a lot of beatnik poets and writers, and they’re about hitting the road, and then taking a moment to reflect and write about those experiences, and that’s what I want to do.” In creating their yet to be titled debut the group worked with producer Tawgs Salter (Lights, Walk Off the Earth, Scott Helman, USS). Modern Space has recently signed with Warner Music Canada, and will be releasing their debut EP later this year.m is said to be out sometime in September or October and it will be called "Neon Zero".
Modern Space -