Today, Sunflower Bean, has announced the release date of their debut album Human Ceremony, which will come out on February 5th, via Fat Possum Records. The Brooklyn band’s album is a mix of swirling indie pop, urgent, fuzzed-out guitar bliss, and girl/boy sugar-spun vocal melodies that delivers a modern-day spin on classic rock & roll. Check out their first single, “Wall Watcher,” below.
Sunflower Bean – who are known for their exhilarating live shows – will return to SXSW in 2016 and have announced a hometown New York City show celebrating the release of Human Ceremony at Bowery Ballroom on February 25th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow,November 13th at 12 PM. The band are touring throughout Europe and the UK later this month with The Vaccines and Palma Violets as well. See below for all tour dates.
Drawing inspiration from a vast pool of influences such as Black Sabbath and The Cure, Sunflower Bean refine their sound and take it to the next level on Human Ceremony. The record, tips its cap to the likes of The Vaselines, The Velvet Underground, The Feelies, and more, loaded with an innate artfulness that belies the band’s young age: all three members are under 21. Written in drummer Jacob Faber’s basement in Long Island – where the band got its start back in high school – and recorded in Brooklyn with producer Matt Molnar (Friends), Human Ceremony’s 11 tracks came together in just seven days.
International Tour Dates
11/17/15 Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall *
11/19/15 Brighton, UK @ Centre *
11/20/15 Nottingham, UK @ Capital FM Arena *
11/21/15 Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
11/22/15 London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton * — SOLD OUT
11/23/15 London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton *
11/25/15 Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange *
11/26/15 Paris, FR @ La Mecanique Ondulatoire
11/28/15 Colonge, DE @ MTC
11/29/15 Brussels, BE @ Botanique
11/30/15 London, UK @ Moth Club
2/25/16 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
3/15-3/20/16 Austin, TX @ SXSW 2016
* with The Vaccines & Palma Violets