Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean



Sunflower Bean is an American rock band from Glen Head, New York and Brooklyn founded in 2013. The band consists of Nick Kivlen (lead guitar and vocals), Jacob Faber (drums), and Julia Cumming (bass and lead vocals). [1] Sunflower Bean was initially signed to Fat Possum Records in 2015 but are now signed to Mom + Pop Music. [2] At the time of the release of their first album Human Ceremony, the NME wrote: "Together, they make music that blends the dark-matter heaviness of Black Sabbath with the new-wave pop smarts of Blondie and The Go-Go’s, the floaty, fey romance of 1980s lo-fi indie pop and the insouciant cool of The Velvet Underground." [3] In a 2014 group interview, Cumming said "I think rock-'n'-roll in general saves lives. It gives you strength. It gives you a place to be who you are in the least cheesy way possible,", while Kivlen added "I mean, at this point, it's almost like a mythology: the culture and everything," as Faber opined "I think at the heart of it, it's rock-'n'-roll." [4]



Twentytwo in Blue
Twentytwo in Blue is an album by musical group Sunflower Bean, released on March 23, 2018.
Human For
Human For is a song by musical group Sunflower Bean, released on March 16, 2018.
Twentytwo is a song by musical group Sunflower Bean, released on February 22, 2018.
Crisis Fest
Crisis Fest is a song by musical group Sunflower Bean, released on January 12, 2018.

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Band Members1

Popular Albums6

Popular Songs11


Spotify - Albums & Singles12


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles16

REVIEW: Sunflower Bean’s ‘Twentytwo in Blue’ offers twentysomethings reassurance
  –  March 26, 2018
lead vocalist and bassist for Sunflower Bean, said the band’s name made their music seem like it was “going to be kind of fuzzy and weird.” Their first album, “Human Ceremony,” unfortunately fit that description. They were trying to blend too ...
Sunflower Bean are ready for their close up
  –  March 23, 2018
Sunflower Bean have had enough of bullshit ... “We’re like, Jesus Christ, there’s gotta be another way to make rock music forward-thinking,” adds Faber. “If you do [rock] wrong,” Cumming chimes in, “it sounds like your parents’ shit.
Albums of the week: Jack White, George Ezra and Sunflower Bean
  –  March 23, 2018
For his third solo album, technology seems to have freed him up to make some of the most eccentric yet furiously focused music of his career ... as a hip indie band reference point but Sunflower Bean are clearly comfortable with the development.
6 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Neil Young, Diplo, Sunflower Bean, More
  –  March 23, 2018
This week’s batch includes new albums and EPs from Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Diplo, Sunflower Bean, Preoccupations, Alice Bag, and Trouble and Mike WiLL Made-It. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our recommendations in ...
Sunflower Bean break down their sophomore album, Twentytwo in Blue, Track by Track: Stream
  –  March 23, 2018
Track by Track is our recurring new music feature in which an artist breaks down all the tracks on their latest record. But as much as Sunflower Bean are confronting the world we live in, they’re also looking to inspire. “In a time like now where ...
this is what you should know about sunflower bean’s brilliant album, out today
  –  March 23, 2018
we asked Sunflower Bean to meet us at our friendly neighbourhood Antipodean ... And how would you say your music has evolved since Human Ceremony? JF: We’ve always shown people the big crazy statement rock, but musically for this record we wanted to ...
Sunflower Bean on Youth Culture, the Future of Rock, and Why Everything Isn't Spotify's Fault
  –  March 21, 2018
There’s a break in the music video for Sunflower Bean’s song “Crisis Fest” where the New York City trio ask their 20-something fans what it’s like to be young in 2017. The interviewees are a cross section of the crowd at Brooklyn DIY venue ...
Sunflower Bean Talks #MeToo, School Shootings & 'Reaching People' on New Album
  –  March 21, 2018
What sentient being with access to a microphone an a passing concern for anything beyond their bank account could not address the monster in the room in their music? So the trio of New York millennials that makes up Sunflower Bean returns this week with a ...
Record Shopping with Sunflower Bean at Borderline Records and Tapes
  –  March 21, 2018
He was one of the first musicians who I first nerded out over, and my dad is a huge music nerd and he introduced me to music ... but I don’t have this one on vinyl so I’m going to buy it today. Sunflower Bean's new album, Twentytwo in Blue, is out ...
Sunflower Bean – “Human For”
  –  March 16, 2018
Music and art is the religion for the non-religious ... departure from the dreamy indie vibes of the group’s 2016 debut Human Ceremony. Instead, Sunflower Bean is digging into a bright vein of classicist rock, now recalling the likes of Fleetwood ...
New York Trio Sunflower Bean Share New Single HUMAN FOR + New Album Out Next Week
  –  March 16, 2018
A hard-hitting track that seamlessly melds Julia Cumming's harmonies with Jacob Faber's pulsating drums and Nick Kivlen's slow-burning guitar riffs, "Human For" is a quintessential Sunflower Bean shredder, especially when performed live. "Music and art is ...
Sunflower Bean Share New Song “Human For”
  –  March 16, 2018
"Music and art is the religion for the non-religious. It gives life meaning and purpose. It keeps us alive. This song is a rallying cry for our purpose, and a rejection of the way other people think you must define your life." Sunflower Bean released their ...
Sunflower Bean on the grown-up uncertainty that inspired Twentytwo in Blue
  –  March 16, 2018
On the surface, Sunflower Bean’s sophomore album is about entering your early ... but I just didn’t know how to access it. We’re writing this music to solidify the mantras going through choruses of “Crisis Fest” or “Twentytwo.”
Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo In Blue (Lucky Number)
  –  March 16, 2018
‘Crisis Fest’ – a clever combination of music and political terminology – shows clear ... The confident rock anthem ‘Human For’ carries on Sunflower Bean’s interrogation of religion from their debut album – when they questioned the ...
Glen Head’s Sunflower Bean takes a great leap forward on new album
  –  March 13, 2018
Sunflower Bean needed an outside opinion. Singer-bassist Julia Cumming, guitarist Nick Kivlen and drummer Jacob Faber had been holed up in Greenpoint studios and the Glen Head basement of Faber’s mother’s house for nearly a year working on new music ...
Annie Mac's AMP Sounds review: Weslee, Sunflower Bean and Jessie Ware play the Jazz Cafe in London
  –  February 26, 2018
Annie Mac knows her music, that much is indisputable ... with the promising Weslee, New York natives Sunflower Bean and the effortlessly-impressive Jessie Ware making up the line-up for the penultimate AMP night. However, an evening marred with technical ...


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