Sunflower Bean perform in The Current's studio

Sunflower Bean perform "I Was A Fool" from their 2018 album, "Twentytwo in Blue," live in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • Sunflower Bean - Twentytwo (Live at The Current) 04:48
  • Sunflower Bean - Crisis Fest (Live on The Current) 03:47
  • Sunflower Bean - I Was A Fool (Live at The Current) 04:50

Sunflower Bean's latest album is called Twentytwo in Blue, so when they stopped by The Current for their second in-studio performance, they started by discussing age and aging. All of the band members were 22 when the album dropped. "When you're 22, you're old enough to know who you are and maybe even know who you want to vote for, but probably not how to do your taxes," bassist/vocalist Julia Cumming says. If you're a man, you're told you get better with age; if you're a woman, you're pressured to start watching the clock. No matter what you do, you hope to get great at it.

That and much more was on the table in Mac Wilson's conversation with this Brooklyn band. In between lovely, tight rock songs, they talked with Mac Wilson about musical timelessness, Orson Welles, and the feeling that "every day is a crisis fest." Use the audio player above to hear the full session.

Band Members

Julia Cumming - bass/vocals
Nick Kivlen - guitar/vocals
Jacob Faber - drums

Songs Performed

"Twentytwo"
"Crisis Fest"
"I Was A Fool"
All songs from Sunflower Bean's 2018 album Twentytwo in Blue, available via Mom + Pop Music.

Hosted by Mac Wilson
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by John Miller
Visuals by Nate Ryan
Web feature by Cecilia Johnson

External Links

Sunflower Bean - official site

Sunflower Bean - Facebook

Sunflower Bean - Bandcamp

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    Nick Kivlin of Sunflower Bean at The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Jacob Faber of Sunflower Bean at The Current
    Jacob Faber of Sunflower Bean at The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Julia Cumming of Sunflower Bean at The Current
    Julia Cumming of Sunflower Bean at The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Sunflower Bean's drums at The Current
    Sunflower Bean's drums at The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Jacob Faber of Sunflower Bean at The Current
    Jacob Faber of Sunflower Bean at The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Nick Kivlin of Sunflower Bean at The Current
    Nick Kivlin of Sunflower Bean at The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Sunflower Bean at The Current
    Sunflower Bean at The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Julia Cumming of Sunflower Bean at The Current
    Julia Cumming of Sunflower Bean at The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Nick Kivlin of Sunflower Bean at The Current
    Nick Kivlin of Sunflower Bean at The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Sunflower Bean at The Current
    Sunflower Bean at The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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