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Sunflower Bean announce new album, Twentytwo in Blue, share “Crisis Fest”: Stream

Plus, newly added European tour dates

Sunflower Bean, photo by Hollie Fernando
Sunflower Bean, photo by Hollie Fernando
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    Photo by Hollie Fernando

    In November, Sunflower Bean returned with “I Was a Fool” and announced their signing to Mom + Pop Records. Today, the Brooklyn trio shares news of their sophomore album, Twentytwo in Blue, arriving on March 23rd.

    The 11-track collection is the follow-up to their strong debut effort, Human Ceremony. It was recorded from December 2016 to December 2017 and co-produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jacob Portrait and Human Ceremony producer Matt Molnar of Friends. Twentytwo in Blue is available for pre-order here.

    During the sessions, the band embraced a softer, and sweeter side in comparison to their previous work. “We’re a rock band, and we would never want to be a ballad-y band,” singer Julia Cummings shared through a press statement. “[Previously] I was a little afraid to show myself as a singer, even to my bandmates, but I did and we were able to push ourselves. I think if anything, after making this we’re the most well-rounded we’ve ever been.”

    While there are a few songs on Twentytwo in Blue which were influenced by the Trump administration, Cummings said the ultimate goal for the album was “to be something that someone can get attached to, and have be a part of them.”

    In conjunction with the announcement, Sunflower Bean have shared a new single, “Crisis Fest”. The band said they “reflected back on the people we met while on tour” while writing the song. “We wanted to write a song for them — something to capture the anxieties of an uncertain future,” they explained. “‘Crisis Fest’ is less about politics and more about the power of us, the young people in this country.”

    Hear it below and check out the Andy DeLuca-directed music video available exclusively Apple Music here.

    Twentytwo in Blue Artwork:

    sunflower bean twentytwo in blue artwork Sunflower Bean announce new album, Twentytwo in Blue, share Crisis Fest: Stream

    Twentytwo in Blue Tracklist:
    01. Burn It
    02. I Was a Fool
    03. Twentytwo
    04. Crisis Fest
    05. Memoria
    06. Puppet Strings
    07. Only A Moment
    08. Human For
    9. Any Way You Like
    10. Sinking Sands
    11. Oh No, Bye Bye

    Sunflower Bean have expanded upon their previously announced US trek alongside Sleigh Bells with new European tour dates, as well as a show in support of Jessie Ware. Tickets are available here.

    Check out the complete itinerary below.

    Sunflower Bean 2018 Tour Dates:
    01/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
    01/31 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^
    02/01 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East ^
    02/03 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk ^
    02/05 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger ^
    02/06 – Dallas, TX @ Granada ^
    02/07 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Inside Downstairs) ^
    02/09 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans ^
    02/10 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt ^
    02/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre ^
    02/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^
    02/14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ^
    02/22 – London, UK @ The Jazz Cafe *
    03/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
    03/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
    03/24 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
    03/26 – Norwich, UK @ Open Norwich
    03/27 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
    03/28 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK @ Riverside
    03/29 – Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe
    03/30 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
    03/31 – Liverpool, UK @ The Magnet
    04/01 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
    04/03 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
    04/05 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
    04/06 – London, UK @ Koko
    04/09 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
    04/10 – Antwerp, BE @ TRIX VZW
    04/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    04/12 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
    04/13 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
    04/14 – Berlin, DE @ Rosis
    04/15 – Vienna, AT @ Chelsea Club
    04/17 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
    04/18 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
    04/19 – Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
    05/20 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival

    ^ = w/ Sleigh Bells
    * = w/ Jessie Ware

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