MUSIC | The frontman of indie pop's most orchestral group opens up
When you think of a Brooklyn band, large orchestral sounds aren't exactly the first thing that comes to mind.
Far from the mold of the indie rock bands that are thriving in the borough, Brooklyn's own San Fermin is a genre-defying, ever-evolving troupe.The chamber pop band––as of now comprised of lead vocalists Charlene Kaye and Allen Tate, trumpet player John Brandon, saxophonist Stephen Chen, violinist Rebekah Durham, drummer Michael Hanf, and guitarists Tyler McDiarmid and Aki Ishiguro and composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone––is known for their enormous, emotive sound, one they've been honing since their first record.
Their latest release, Belong, is perhaps their most cohesive, using the sounds of their sometimes cacophonous debut record and fine-tuning them into an all-encompassing barrage. The band continues to stick to their guns, and to the creation of the powerful walls of sound that they have become known for. With their specific blend of indie rock and classical influences, bolstered forward by powerful lyricism, this group has made a name for themselves––and has stood far apart from your cookie-cutter "Brooklyn band." The band is set to play Lollapalooza tomorrow.
We spoke to Ludwig-Leone about the band's growth, the new record's sense of belonging, and what's next.
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.
The best thing about movies is that sometimes they feature cats.
Cats are great. They are furry purr-boxes that usually hate you. Whether they're the hero, the villain, or just kind of there, nothing beats watching a movie and seeing a cat on-screen. So we've compiled a list of the best REAL cats in movies. That means the movie needs to feature a REAL cat instead of an animated cat, because otherwise this would just be a list of cartoon cats. These cats are REAL, and they're works of art:
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