Sunflower Bean Announces Debut Full-Length With Another Killer Track

“Wall Watcher” is one of the trio’s punchiest songs to date.

November 12, 2015

There's a special sort of nostalgia that hits when you're in your late teens and early 20s. It can be a lonely feeling, especially because it's tricky to describe without provoking skeptical, patronizing reactions. "But you're so young," someone older might say. "What could you possibly be wistful for?" The answer isn't simple: it's everything, but also maybe nothing. Girlpool, a duo from Los Angeles, made an entire record about it before they turned 20.

Sunflower Bean, a very promising trio of young New Yorkers, seem to understand the feeling too. You can hear it in their throwback rock songs, which tend to draw influences from decades-old sounds that, gasp, they're not even old enough to be romantic about: mind-bending psych, heavy metal, breezy indie-pop. On "Wall Watcher," one of the band's best songs to date, bassist Julia Cumming sings in a floating near-falsetto over punchy drums and a couple loose, reverberating twangs: Where did the time go?/ Gets faster as we go/ I feel it all around.


"'Wall Watcher' is about existing in a lonely world," the band told FADER in an email. The track, streaming below, is the first single from the band's debut full-length, Human Ceremony."We spent a lot of time and put a lot of love into writing and recording this album and are excited to share this first glimpse with you," the band added. "First albums are really special things in bands career and we are blessed to have your attention right now. One million thank yous to everyone who helped us put it together and supported us so far.” The record hits February 5th via Fat Possum.

Track listing:

1. Human Ceremony
2. Come On
3. 2013
4. Easier Said
5. This Kind of Feeling
6. I Was Home
7. Creation Myth
8. Wall Watcher
9. I Want You To Give Me Enough Time
10. Oh, I Just Don't Know
11. Space Exploration Disaster

Sunflower Bean Announces Debut Full-Length With Another Killer Track