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Sunflower Bean

Rock & roll was never dead, it has just been waiting to re-emerge. In their first year, Sunflower Bean has made waves as they relight the torch and bring rock into the future. Julia Cumming (vox/bass), Nick Kivlen (vox/guitar), and Jacob Faber (drums), drawing from a wealth of rugged lo-fi sounds, they have adapted the heroic charisma of VU psychedelia and Black Sabbath’s dark rock to fit their own generation’s drowsy indie ethos. They are messy and sexy, hypnotizing and polished, invigorating and sincere. Sunflower Bean are the new faces of the new New York.

"…New York is still home to bands as varied as Sunflower Bean, whose music suggests what might have happened if psychedelia had emerged after punk and the Police rather than before.” – New York Times

“…this band is full of surprises and shifts. There's an exhilarating feeling seeing this band live; I got the impression that they even surprised each other during the performance.” – NPR’s All Songs Considered (Bob Boilen's Top 10 Discoveries From The 2014 CMJ Music Marathon)

“Sunflower Bean is one of the coolest teenage bands making music right now in New York.” – Rookie

“Drawing from lo-fi sounds and dark rock and psychedelic undertones, Sunflower Bean's music is…sultry and hypnotic.” – Interview

“…a beacon of hope for old-fashioned rock-’n’-roll.” – CR Fashion Book

“#1 Hardest Working NYC Band in 2014” – Oh My Rockness

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