We learn from an article by Natxo Velez¬†for eitbKultura¬†that the Brooklyn¬†band ‚ÄúSan Ferm√≠n‚ÄĚ¬†is called this name because the group leader,¬†Ellis Ludwig-Leone,¬†liked the image ‚ÄúThe image of a mass of people running like the devil to save their lives‚ÄĚ.¬†The ‚ÄúSan Ferm√≠n‚ÄĚ group is bringing out their second CD in April with the name ‚ÄúJackrabbit‚ÄĚ. Back in January,¬†2014¬†we spoke about this group at Sanfermin.com¬†and since then the band has moved on from being ‚Äúpromising‚ÄĚ to now being a reference in the pop music world.¬†You can read the whole interview here.
From the text that eitbkultura¬†shows us, we have taken the extract that refers to the Sanfermin fiestas:
Natxo Velez. eitbkultura.eus
First of all, I would like to ask you about the group‚Äôs name. Why ‚ÄúSan Fermin‚ÄĚ?
I just liked the image of a mass of people running like the devil to save their lives.
What part of the Sanfermin fiestas do you like best? Had you ever heard about the connection between the fiestas and the American writer, Ernest Hemingway?
I think I prefer the romantic version of Hemingway that the real one, which seems to be a bit confounding. In any case, I would like to check it out for myself!
Have you ever been in Pamplona during the Sanfermines fiestas? Will you take advantage of your European tour to pay a visit this time round?
No, I have never been there but I would like to visit them as soon as possible. I think this coming tour ¬†in April we will be in London, Dublin, Amiens, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Paris and Brighton. Nothing at all in The Basque Country, unfortunately.
Running in front of the Bulls is dangerous, without any doubt, but don‚Äôt you think that bringing out a conceptual CD (‚ÄėSan Fermin‚Äô, 2013) in this day and age also has its risk factor?
Luckily, it seems you have bet on a creative aspect more than on a commercial aspect‚Ä¶
(Laughs) I think that bringing out any kind of musical work has its risk factor. Once your work has entered the public domain, anyone can say whatever they like about it, which is a bit of a frightening thought. But, personally, I feel that the satisfaction you get from bringing out the work more than compensates for any bothersome aspects that may arise.