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San Fermin share their woodwind-laced cover of Weezer's "Buddy Holly" [Premiere]

03 November 2015, 17:00 | Written by Laurence Day

San Fermin are sharing their cover of Weezer's "Buddy Holly" now on Best Fit.

The original track is one of Weezer's biggest crossover hits, and has been given a stunning jazz-infused rework by Ellis Ludwig-Leone and the crew. That riff is now the domain of barbed woodwind, while the jittering axe chords are boingy piano now. It's mostly faithful, reinterpreting the song in a new genre with new instruments instead of tearing it up, and its fascinating to see what San Fermin can do with such a classic track. Now an epic, Arcade Fire-y lounge anthem, it's definitely different, but definitely fantastic.

San Fermin's second record Jackrabbit is out now on Downtown.

Check out the San Fermin version of "Buddy Holly" below. The band's upcoming UK/EU shows can be found afterwards.


12 - Deaf Institute, Manchester, United Kingdom
13 - Union Chapel, London, United Kingdom
15 - BOTANIQUE, Brussels, Belgium
17 - Badaboum, Paris, France
18 - Le Marché Gare, Lyon, France
21 - The Workmans Club, Dublin, Ireland

Farao supports on all dates; tickets are on sale now.

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