Sunflower Bean Announce Sophomore LP, Listen To New Single “Crisis Fest”

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New York trio Sunflower Bean announce their sophomore record Twentytwo in Blue. The album will be released on March 23rd via Mom + Pop – when all members of the band will be 22 years old – and comes almost two years and two months after the release of their critically acclaimed 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. To celebrate the album announce, Sunflower Bean share a new single entitledCrisis Fest” (listen below).

“2017 – we know/ Reality’s one big sick show/ Every day’s a crisis fest,” vocalist and bassist Julia 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.”

I think one word that always comes to mind when I think about this record is lovable,” says Cumming. “We want the songs to be something that someone can get attached to, and have be a part of them. Because that’s what I look for in songs myself, and that’s the kind of experience we want to give to others.”

Tracklisting and album artwork:

sunblower bean artwork1. Burn It
2. I Was a Fool
3. Twentytwo
4. Crisis Fest
5. Memoria
6. Puppet Strings
7. Only A Moment
8. Human For
9. Any Way You Like
10. Sinking Sands
11. Oh No, Bye Bye

Catch Sunflower Bean on tour, full dates below.

1/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
1/31 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^
2/01 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East ^
2/03 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk ^
2/05 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger ^
2/06 – Dallas, TX @ Granada ^
2/07 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Inside Downstairs) ^
2/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans ^
2/10 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt ^
2/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre ^
2/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^
2/14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
2/22 – London, UK @ The Jazz Cafe @
3/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
3/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
3/24 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
3/26 – Norwich, UK @ Open Norwich
3/27 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
3/28 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK @ Riverside
3/29 – Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe
3/30 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
3/31 – Liverpool, UK @ The Magnet
4/01 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
4/03 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
4/05 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
4/06 – London, UK @ Koko
4/09 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
4/10 – Antwerp, Belgium @ TRIX VZW
4/11 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
4/12 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
4/13 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
4/14 – Berlin, Germany @ Rosis
4/15 – Vienna, Austria @ Chelsea Club
4/17 – Lausanne, Switzerland @ Le Romandie
4/18 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F
4/19 – Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell
5/20 – Gulf Shores, AL @ The Hangout Music Festival
^ – w/ Sleigh Bells

@ – supporting Jessie Ware

Photo credit: Hollie Fernando
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