New York trio SUNFLOWER BEAN have announced their second record ‘Twentytwo in Blue’. The album will be released on March 23rd when all members of the band – Julia Cumming, Jacob Faber and Nick Kivlen – will be 22 years old. The album comes almost two years and two months after the release of their 2016 debut album ‘Human Ceremony’.
Co-produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jacob Portrait (who also mixed the record) and HC-producer Matt Molnar of Friends, The album shows Sunflower Bean stay true to their guitar band core and classic rock-inspired roots, while exploring new sonic textures with more direct and progressive themes. Unlike their debut, which was essentially a compilation of songs Sunflower Bean wrote while still in their teens, ‘Twentytwo in Blue’ was made in the year between December 2016 and December 2017 and showcases how far the band has come since playing together in their high school days.
Pre-order Twentytwo in Blue, out 23rd March on Lucky Number HERE.
To celebrate the album announce, Sunflower Bean have shared a new single ‘Crisis Fest’.
“2017—we know/ Reality’s one big sick show/ Every day’s a crisis fest,” vocalist and bassist Cumming sings. “This last year was extremely alarming, traumatic, and politically volatile,” explains the band about the track. “While writing this album, we often reflected back on the people we met while on tour. We felt a strong kinship with the audiences that came to see us all over the country, and we wanted to write a song for them – something to capture the anxieties of an uncertain future. ‘Crisis Fest’ is less about politics and more about the power of us, the young people in this country.”
Listen to the new single HERE and watch the Andy DeLuca-directed music video exclusively at Apple Music.
UK Tour Dates:
22/2 – London, UK @ The Jazz Cafe
24/3 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
26/3 – Norwich, UK @ Open Norwich
27/3 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
28/3 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK @ Riverside
29/3 – Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe
30/3 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
31/3 – Liverpool, UK @ The Magnet
01/4 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
03/4 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
05/4 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
06/4 – London, UK @ Koko