Singled Out: “Parasites” by San Fermin

Every once in a while, you run across a song that instrumentally embodies its own theme perfectly.  This is a gift; a rare lepidopteran that would make any butterfly catcher reach for her bell jar and ether.

There is a darkness in “Parasites”, one that cannot be chased away by the light vocals of Charlene Kaye and Rebekah Durham.  Instead of fleeing, their voices must dance with the menace, a morbidity manifested perfectly by Allen Tate’s gloom-struck baritone.

Mimicking metamorphosis, the song goes through its own rhythmic phases of growth; pulses of brass mingle with wonderfully droning vocals, organic clicking percussion brings to mind the clicking of beetles – and all dissolves in the aural blown-out buzz of synth imitating (a bug’s) life.

Hopefully more rare specimens await when San Fermin‘s next album is released on April 21st, 2015.

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