SAN FERMIN and WYE OAK – ” My First Life “

Posted: October 4, 2021 in MUSIC
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The limited edition “In This House” compilation features collaborations with Nico Muhly, Sorcha Richardson, Thao Nguyen, Wye Oak, Attacca Quartet, The Districts, and Wild Pink. The release also marks the inaugural anniversary for San Fermin’s record label, Better Company.

San Fermin made their debut with the self-titled 2013 album hailed by NPR as “one of the year’s most ambitious, evocative, and moving records.” The band’s sophomore effort Jackrabbit arrived in 2015, debuting at #8 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. As the follow-up to Jackrabbit, the band released Belong, the 2017 release praised by The New Yorker for “often sound[ing] like a wall of flowers blooming at once.” With the release of The Cormorant in 2020, San Fermin have now sold out shows worldwide, appeared at major festivals like Lollapalooza, and opened for the likes of St. Vincent, The National, Arctic Monkeys, and alt-J.

San Fermin have announced their upcoming compilation LP, “In This House”, their new collection of collaborations is out December 10th on the band’s new label, Better Company.

As the band describes, the label was born out of a desire for connection and collaboration. In turn, the new compilation was born from the same spirit. As San Fermin’s Ellis Ludwig-Leone explains, “When the pandemic arrived, the idea of a shared space was drawn in even more absolute terms as something more valuable and fragile than many of us had imagined,” says “To battle the growing feeling of isolation, I tried to embrace the sentiment of the times, and invited some of my favourite musicians to write with me, long-distance, in an effort to bring back a feeling of community and shared experience.”

Ludwig-Leone continues, “I’m proud to see all of these discrete songs collected in one place. Each one was an experiment, a timestamp of the moment it was written in a quickly changing landscape. And though they are purposefully distinct, there’s a throughline that emerges when they’re taken together: themes of community, home, lives left behind. There is despair and anger but also a warmth that comes from accommodating other voices alongside your own. As the opening lines of ‘In This House’ ask: ‘bring what you can hold / I can make a space.’”

Along with the album announcement the band has also shared the first single from the record, “My First Life.” by San Fermin & Wye Oak”In This House” limited edition vinyl

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