Allen Tate, lead vocalist of San Fermin, has released “When Did I Get Like This,” the first single from his forthcoming solo album In The Waves.
The track is a buzzy, deceptively upbeat song. The chipper synth line and peppy drumbeat are no match for Tate’s deeply felt baritone, which casts the whole thing in a sort of shadow. It’s a far cry from the horn-drenched forestry of San Fermin’s songcraft, and the cityscape featured in the video is fitting—it feels more bustling and busy than the work we know Tate for.
Tate kicked off a brief East Coast tour with an appearance at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on Tuesday night, and will continue for the remainder of September. Find those dates below.
Listen to “When Did I Get Like This” below and revisit San Fermin’s 2015 Daytrotter Session further down.
Allen Tate Tour Dates:
26 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Johnny Brenda’s*
27 – Vienna, Va. @ Jammin’ Java*
28 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Club Cafe*
(* = supporting Israel Nash)