Trendy Brooklyn trio Sunflower Bean is rising from the gardens of artistic victory with the upcoming February 5th worldwide release of debut album Human Ceremony.
The 11-track debut is an entrée of soft psychedelic anthems with a sound comparable to
the steady drone of trip hop group Portishead, and the calming hum of the hits that brought Velvet Underground to rock fame in the 60s.
Vocalist/guitarist Nick Kivlen, vocalist/bassist Julia Cummings, and drummer Jacob Faber together formed the band in 2013. Quickly following the birth of their musical trinity was the 2015 release of their EP, Show Me Your Seven Secrets. Having opened for alternative rock groups such as Wolf Alice, DIIV, and Best Coast, Sunflower Bean has found it’s niche among the more established names of it’s associating indie genres, showing that the band’s presence in the music world is here and now, and ready to grow.
Landing a spot on Rolling Stone’s list of 45 most anticipated albums of 2016, the biweekly pop culture magazine classifies Sunflower Bean’s sound as psych rock, calling it “a sharp, dreamy debut.”
“Everything comes from a conflicting interest,” says Kivlen. “We love dream pop, but we also really love rock ‘n’ roll. It’s those two spectrums.”
Recorded in just 7 days, Human Ceremony is a term the band uses “to describe all of the different actions we put meaning into as a species,” says Cummings via the band’s official Facebook page. “I like to think of it as the caption to a picture in an alien text book from the future.”
The record is currently available for streaming at RollingStone.com, as well as through Apple Music in the UK, Ireland, and France.
Catch Sunflower Bean on it’s European tour now!
Feb 5th – London – Rough Trade EAST In-store (Album Release Day)
Feb 6th – Paris, FR – Le Pop Up Du Label
Feb 8th – Copenhagen, DK – Ideal Bar
Feb 9th – Berlin, GR – Berghain Kantine
Feb 10th – Hamburg, GR – Molotov Bar
Feb 11th – Amsterdam, NL – De School
Feb 12th – Brussels, BE – Botanique
Feb 13th – Lille, FR – La Peniche
Feb 15th – Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
Feb 16th – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
Feb 18th – London, UK – The Dome
Feb 19th – Brighton, UK – Bleach