Sunflower Bean is an indie rock trio out of NYC. Formed in late 2013 with singer/guitarist Nick Kivlen, singer/bassist Julia Cumming, and drummer Jacob Faber — all in high school at the time — they quickly earned attention for their alternately rock-edged and dreamy guitar tunes, after their first EP, Show Me Your Seven Secrets, arrived in January 2015. Later that year they were invited to open on tours for the likes of DIIV, The Vaccines, and Best Coast. Their debut album, Human Ceremony, was issued by Fat Possum in early 2016. They toured Human Ceremony internationally for the next year and half, playing heavily in the UK, Europe, Japan, and China. In 2017, they were the direct support for both the Pixies and Wolf Alice. The band also managed to find time off in their hometown of NYC to write and record their sophomore album, Twentytwo in Blue, which was co-produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jacob Portrait and Matt Molnar (formerly of Friends). Twentytwo in Blue was released on March 23rd, 2018 via Mom+Pop Music and Lucky Number Music, almost exactly 2 years and 2 months from their debut album. All members were 22 years old when the record was created and released. Twentytwo in Blue debuted at #39 in the UK’s TOP 40 Album Charts and #16 on Billboard’s Independent Album Charts.
“It’s a classic dive bar with nice booths so all of your friends can fit. The drinks are cheap and there’s always hot dogs if you get hungry. It sounds weird, but once you know the hot dogs are there, you crave them.” – Sunflower Bean
“Greenpoint has a quiet, private, old school vibe that refuses to change no matter how many new people move to the neighborhood. There’s no shortage of tranquility when you’re walking on the pier.” – Sunflower Bean
“It was opened during the pandemic and it’s become a great spot for everyone to hang out and connect during a very dark time. Also, the cold brew is the best around. It goes down like water!” – Sunflower Bean
“It’s a budget friendly thrift store with incredible finds. The proceeds go to feeding animals in need in New York City, and anyone can walk in to get a can of food if they can’t afford it. It’s a very happy place.” – Sunflower Bean
Intimate music store offering new & used LP records across many genres.
“Gruppo on Avenue B has excellent thin crust pizza and it’s a neighborhood staple. The pizza is so thin it will blow your mind. It’s not the only place for a slice, but there are many other options for that. It’s a place to sit with your friends and family and enjoy life going by. We always get Pepperoni.” – Sunflower Bean
The Bowery Ballroom is a music venue in the Bowery section of Manhattan.