LISTEN: Sunflower Bean Releases Upcoming Debut LP’s Lead Track, “Easier Said”

Human Ceremony is due out on February 5 via Fat Possum.

Sunflower Bean is a Brooklyn-based trio that has risen through the ranks of New York’s DIY scene to become indie rock darlings. With a couple of well-received releases—an EP and a 7″ in 2015—and a slew of opening appearances for acts like The Vaccines, Best Coast, and DIIV, Sunflower Bean is hitting the ground running in 2016. They’re dropping their debut album Human Ceremony early next month, and heading out on a massive international tour right after—not bad for a threesome that are all under twenty one.

This morning, via Stereogum, the trio (Nick Kivlen, Julia Cumming, and Jacob Faber) released a brand-new song off of Human Ceremony. Musically, “Easier Said” is bright and catchy, but there’s pain and sadness behind Cumming’s lyrics (“You’re getting old / So act your age / It isn’t fun / To make the same mistakes”). The group made a statement about the track:

“Easier Said” is a song about a couple of things – us and the people around us getting older, and the repetitions and circles that we find ourselves in. Things that are easier to feel and harder to describe.

Check out the track and Sunflower Bean’s upcoming US tour dates below.

Sunflower Bean tour dates

25 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
26 Hanover, NH – Bones Gate Fraternity +
27 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Club Upstairs
28 Montreal, QC – Quasi Des Brumes

1 Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha
2 Detroit, MI – Majestic Café +
3 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern +
4 Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s 20 Lanes +
5 Rochester, NY – Lovin’ Cup +
6 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie +
10 Washington D.C. – Black Cat *
11 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
15-20 Austin, TX – SXSW 2016
24 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
25 La Jolla, CA – Che Café
26 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place
27 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
29 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
30 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
31 Portland, OR – Analog Café Lounge

1 Nampa, ID – Flying M
2 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
3 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
5 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
6 Madison, WI – The Frequency
7 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
8 Columbus, OH – Rumba Café
9 Pittsburg, PA – The Smiling Moose; Upstairs

* w/ Mass Gothic
+ w/ Honduras

Human Ceremony is due out on February 5 via Fat Possum.


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