“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” – Jon Pareles of The New York Times. In their first year, Sunflower Bean has made waves coast to coast. Julia Cumming (vox/bass), Nick Kivlen (vox/guitar), and Jacob Faber (drums), draw from a wealth of rugged lo-fi sounds, adapting the heroic charisma of VU psychedelia and Black Sabbath’s dark rock to fit their own generation’s drowsy ethos.
New York trio Sunflower Bean have unveiled their new video for ‘Wall Watcher’.
A focused and intense visual offering, the clip was recently shot in an old buckle factory in London and sees vocalist/bassist Julia Cumming sat firmly in a chair – her face smeared with what we can only assume is lipstick – intently watching a wall full of constantly-ticking clocks. The clip was shot by Roger Sargent and accompanies the latest cut to be taken from the band’s forthcoming debut full-length, ‘Human Ceremony’. That’s due for release on 5th February via Fat Possum.
Sunflower Bean also have a handful of UK tour dates scheduled in support of their record’s release. Check out dates below, and watch the video for ‘Wall Watcher’ at the bottom of the article.
Sunflower Bean: Wall Watcher (Official Video)
Sunflower Bean’s EP Rock & Roll Heathen will make its debut this fall, but in the meantime, the band has been touring New York and currently the West Coast. We’re excited to premiere “Tame Impala,” an invigorating rock track from Sunflower Bean’s upcoming EP that serves as an ode to the band Tame Impala, which Sunflower Bean sees as a modern-day Led Zeppelin (fittingly, Tame Impala itself has a song named “Led Zeppelin”).
Sunflower Bean: Wall Watcher Lyrics: