Sunflower Bean – Headful of Sugar

New York trio Sunflower Bean—vocalist and bassist Julia Cumming (she/her), guitarist and vocalist Nick Kivlen (he/him), and drummer Olive Faber (she/they)—released their sophomore album Twentytwo in Blue in 2018, and quickly followed it with 2019’s King of the Dudes EP, which saw the band’s Triple A debut with “Come For Me.” Now, three years later, the band returns with their long-awaited third studio album. Headful of Sugar will be released on May 6 via Mom + Pop. psychedelic headrush designed to be played loud with the windows down, Headful of Sugar features songwriting collaborations with the likes of Shamir, Suzy Shinn and Jacob Portrait (who also produced, mixed and co-engineered the record with Faber).

Today Sunflower Bean also share Headful of Sugar’s lead single and opening track, the taut groove “Who Put You Up To This?”

The band says of the track, “Are you satisfied? Who put you up to do things that you do? Was it your own choice? Questioning your life is the first step to taking the agency to change it. Sometimes you have to let go of who you have been so that you can become who you want to be. “ Listen to the track and watch the music video below.

Tour Dates

2/24/22 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge*

2/25/22 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace*

2/26/22 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom*

3/04/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar^

3/05/22 – Millersville, PA @ Phantom Power^

3/06/22 – Pittsburg, PA @ Club Cafe^

3/08/22 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar^

3/10/22 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop^

3/11/22 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar^

3/12/22 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway Nightclub^

3/14/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/15/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/16/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/17/22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/19/22 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

3/20/22 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle

3/21/22 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall

3/30/22 – Cambridge, UK @ Junction 2

3/31/22 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

4/01/22 – Manchester, UK @ Strange Waves Festival

4/02/22 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo

4/04/22 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK @ Newcastle University

4/05/22 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms

4/06/22 – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux’s

4/07/22 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

4/09/22 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla

4/10/22 – Portsmouth, UK @ The Wedgewood Rooms

4/11/22 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2

4/29/22 – Albany, NY @ Empire Underground

4/30/22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

5/5/22 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage

5/6/22 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes

5/12/22 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

5/14/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry

5/19/22 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch

5/20/22 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

5/21/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line

5/22/22 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

5/24/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @The Pyramid Scheme

5/25/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

5/26/22 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

6/01/22 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box SD+

6/02/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre+

6/04/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent+

6/07/22 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios+

6/08/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre+

6/09/22 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile+

6/11/22 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre+

*w/ Empath

^w/ Barrie

+w/ Palehound

#sunflowerbean

February 8th, 2022