One of my favorite discoveries of 2017, New York rock trio Sunflower Bean have announced a new record coming out in March, just a few weeks after they play a gig in Los Angeles!
The new record is called Twentytwo In Blue and will drop March 23 via Mom+Pop Records in the US. I caught this band at Firefly 2017 and they were one of my favorite discoveries, and they later wowed me with a rockin’ set at Desert Daze 2017. I’m looking forward to seeing them play the intimate Moroccan Lounge on Thursday, March 1 in the Arts District of DTLA.
This band has an old-school Thin Lizzy meets the Pretenders vibe to them. Lead vocalist and bassist Julia Cumming has a lot of angst behind her words and she really hits you hard with them. That’s true on the latest offering from their upcoming album, “Crisis Fest”, which dropped along with the news of the new record. Watch the vintage-feeling video below:
“This last year was extremely alarming, traumatic, and politically volatile,” they said, per NME. “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.”
The new record was co-produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jacob Portrait and Friends’ Matt Molnar, who also produced the band’s debut record Human Ceremony in 2015.
Tickets to see Sunflower Bean at the Moroccan Lounge on Thursday, March 1 are on sale now and are modestly priced at $15. The show is 21-and-up and begins at 8 PM. Gateway Drugs is serving as an opening act.
Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo in Blue tracklisting:
I Was a Fool
Only A Moment
Any Way You Like
Oh No, Bye Bye