In a room full of mirrors, each of the three members of Las Rosas would reflect and exemplify a part of each other that is crucial to the success of the band. The Brooklyn based trio understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses on and off stage. In large part due to the length of time … Continue reading A DANCE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: A CONVERSATION WITH LAS ROSAS
After a particularly hectic weekend, my interview with Major Murphy was readily approaching. At this point I was exhausted from prior band interviews, a multitude of shows, and sleeping a total of maybe five hours over the course of two nights. When Major Murphy’s label hit me up to push the interview back, I wasn’t … Continue reading Authentically Midwestern: Michigan’s Major Murphy
In a New York City bodega, some five years ago, three high school students witnessed a pseudo convenience store employee turned door man bolt for an exit, shoving wads of cash in his pockets as police sirens drew nearer and nearer. The NYPD had come to bust yet another New York DIY music space. Although … Continue reading INTERVIEW WITH SUNFLOWER BEAN: ON THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND REACTING TO ENERGY
Jacob Faber, drummer of Sunflower Bean, has described the Trump administration as a “shit show.” To say the New York City trio’s follow-up album, Twentytwo In Blue, wasn’t influenced by our current political climate would be a massive misstep. Faber, along with bassist/vocalist, Julia Cumming, and guitarist/vocalist, Nick Kivlen, has made an attempt at a … Continue reading OUR TAKE: SUNFLOWER BEAN BLOSSOM ON ‘TWENTYTWO IN BLUE’
At 8 pm on some Saturday in a gentrified part of your city, there is an apartment bursting with friends, acquaintances, and maybe family. A dinner table is set with candlesticks, plants line the floor and windows of the apartment. People gather around the locally sourced wooden table, are seated on the lush, leather couches … Continue reading Vinyl Made Its Comeback, Is It Here To Stay?
Sunflower Bean, despite their youth, are a musical force to be reckoned with. The group’s mature lyricism, skilled instrumentalism, and unforgettable style has led to a mass amount of buzz surrounding their music, being signed to Mom + Pop records, and a slew of sold out, or nearly so, tours. Collectively, the band turns twenty-two … Continue reading TODAY’S SONG: SUNFLOWER BEAN’S “TWENTYTWO,” A FIGURATIVE & LITERAL REPRESENTATION OF GROWTH