It ain't Baroque, don't fix it.
February 14, 2014 6:50 PM   Subscribe

Heh. For a change, this is a train I caught early.

I think it was BoingBoing that mentioned the Audiotree session with San Fermin, back in October. It blew me away. The version of Sonsick from that session was for me the definitive recording of that piece, but then again I have an ear-crush on the new singer.

But it so happens that TODAY, San Fermin were the guest musical artists on CBC's Q, and they put down a version of Sonsick that I think might be even better. The sound is maturing just a little.

Tasty stuff. These kids do not have to get offa my lawn.
posted by Artful Codger at 7:59 PM on February 14, 2014 [2 favorites]

Ha! It was Q for me as well where I was like, "WHOA. LOVE LOVE."
posted by Kitteh at 8:10 PM on February 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

I jumped to read this upon seeing the word Baroque.

It is not Baroque, although it is baroque, but that is not a mark against it. I like it a lot. It's gorgeous shimmery pop, which is a thing that I like as well.

These young people may remain on my lawn.
posted by winna at 8:41 PM on February 14, 2014 [2 favorites]

I liked it a lot too, its really good.
posted by Andy S. at 9:47 PM on February 14, 2014

Saw them in october. Good show, fun to see people workin' hard at stuff. The guitar could've been louder. :) The drum parts are really amazing, since the time signatures are all bouncing around music-school mathy.
posted by nutate at 11:33 PM on February 14, 2014

Aside: Broke/Baroque puns are the best puns.
posted by dry white toast at 11:33 PM on February 14, 2014 this is breath-catchingly beautiful music.

Thank you for posting.
posted by armoir from antproof case at 11:57 PM on February 14, 2014

Please, with the "baroque" this and "baroque" that. As good as this may be, and that's entirely up to the listener.. there's nothing baroque about this.
posted by ReeMonster at 1:01 AM on February 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

It really does get harder to stay in touch with new bands, as you slide into middle age, and it's always nice to get the news....this site is pretty good for that
posted by thelonius at 1:58 AM on February 15, 2014

Sounds like on Daedalus that they enjoy their Sufjan Stevens as well. Nice find.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 5:24 AM on February 15, 2014

Thank you so much, totally enjoyed, totally going to my, er, devices.
posted by thinkpiece at 6:46 AM on February 15, 2014

I put Sonsick on my last Mefi swap mix. Love, love, love that song.
posted by katie at 7:46 AM on February 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

Baroque pop is a thing (although I've always preferred the "chamber pop" tag). As far as how the term is currently used in pop music, this band seems to working in that tradition.

Whether or not Baroque pop has anything to do with the historically Baroque is likely as irrelevant as asking one of the New Romantics how they feel about Percy Shelley.

I'm totally psyched for Rocococore, by the way
posted by thivaia at 12:58 PM on February 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

Listening to the album now, and it's terrific. Thanks for posting these guys, Kitteh.
posted by the sobsister at 3:34 PM on February 15, 2014

San Fermin is the type of band I seek out immediately upon first listen. "Crueler kind" invoked in me that intense need to know WHO IS THAT?!
posted by msali at 9:09 PM on February 16, 2014

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