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.
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
Bachelor—the collaborative project of Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and Palehound’s Ellen Kempner—will release its debut album Doomin’ Sun on May 28th via Polyvinyl Record Co. (North America), Lucky Number (ROW) and Milk! Records (AUS/NZ). To celebrate the album release they have also announced Doomin’ Sun Fest, a massive livestream festival / telethon to benefit and uplift Seeding Sovereignty. The festival will take place on June 10 starting at 6pm ET., and will be followed by a virtual afterparty inside the 3D social game Hotel Hideaway.
Created as a chance to gather for “Community, Compassion, Climate, and Celebration,” Doomin’ Sun Fest will be FREE to attend, but donations to Seeding Sovereignty will be highly encouraged. The organization is an Indigenous-led collective working to radicalize and disrupt colonized spaces through land, body, and food sovereignty work, community building, and cultural preservation.
Melina & Ellen will live-host Doomin’ Sun Fest, which will culminate in the first ever Bachelor concert, shot and directed by Haoyan Of America with designer Richie Brown, powered by HIFI Labs. “Basically we just wanna have fun celebrating our album release, raise funds for Seeding Sovereignty, and get people excited about donating and opening their hearts to themes of the fest – the “4 C’s” as we call them – that are driving this endeavor,” note Ellen and Melina.
Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief
Alexis from Sleigh Bells w/ Young Women Who Crush
Alynda Segarra (Hurray For The Riff Raff)
Black Belt Eagle Scout
Jessi Frick of Father Daughter Records
Jose James + Taali
Kero Kero Bonito
KR from Decolonize UnConference
Tank & the Bangas
Tegan and Sara