https://driftrecords.com/products/sunflower-bean-twentytwo-in-blue267756044292Sunflower Bean - Twentytwo in Blue//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/LUCKY115CD_large.jpeg?v=1515843328//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0161/8690/products/LUCKY115CD_medium.jpeg?v=151584332811.99GBPOutOfStockSunflower BeanGoogle 2018Indie & AlternativeIndie Record Shop ExclusiveLucky NumberSunflower BeanNew York trio Sunflower Bean announce their second record 'Twentytwo in Blue.' The album was released on March 23rd when all members of the band – Julia Cumming, Jacob Faber and Nick Kivlen - were 22 years old. The album comes almost two years and two months after the release of their critically acclaimed 2016 debut album 'Human Ceremony'.
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Co-produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jacob Portrait (who also mixed the record) and HC-producer Matt Molnar of Friends, 'Twentytwo in Blue' 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.
Sunflower Bean find a sublime maturity and progression to their sound and songwriting on 'Twentytwo in Blue'. If there was a ragged beauty in the gauzy, groovy wall of sound of 'Human Ceremony,' there’s a new directness to these songs, a product of the band’s growth and the insanity of the times we’re in. Sunflower Bean have gained a newly confident voice that they bring to the second album, one that doesn’t shy away from addressing the other events of those two years—political changes and cultural shifts that have left America and the world stupefied. “This has been such an unbelievable time,” says Kivlen. “I can’t imagine any artist of our ilk making a record and not have it be seen through the lens of the political climate of 2016 and 2017. So I think there’s a few songs on the record that are definitely heavily influenced by this sort of—whatever you want to say what the Trump administration has been...” “A sh*t show,” offers a helpful Faber.
1. 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 ByeLucky NumberIndie & Alternative2018-03-21