Twentytwo in Blue
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New York trio Sunflower Bean release their second record Twentytwo in Blue, with a Rough Trade Exclusive edition. Every purchase online or instore gets a free Rough Trade / Republic Of Music 2018 CD sampler.
The new album comes almost two years and two months after the release of their critically acclaimed 2016 debut album Human Ceremony. Co-produced by Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jacob Portrait (who also mixed the record) and HC-producer Matt Molnar of Friends, Twentytwo in Blue shows Sunflower Bean stay true to their guitar band core and classic rock-inspired roots, while exploring new sonic textures with more direct and progressive themes. Unlike their debut, which was essentially a compilation of songs Sunflower Bean wrote while still in their teens, Twentytwo in Blue was made in the year between December 2016 and December 2017 and showcases how far the band has come since playing together in their high school days.
Sunflower Bean find a sublime maturity and progression to their sound and songwriting on Twentytwo in Blue. If there was a ragged beauty in the gauzy, groovy wall of sound of Human Ceremony, there’s a new directness to these songs, a product of the band’s growth and the insanity of the times we’re in. Sunflower Bean have gained a newly confident voice that they bring to the second album, one that doesn’t shy away from addressing the other events of those two years—political changes and cultural shifts that have left America and the world stupefied.
LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive (700 Copies) - Limited Transparent Blue Vinyl. With Download.
Sunflower Bean have created exclusively for Rough Trade shop 22 x Hand Made sleeves, designed / painted and individually signed by the band. Every sleeve is completely unique. These will be sent out at random to selected customers if you pre-order.
LP - Black Vinyl. With Download.
LP++ - Limited Indie shops version on Solid Blue Vinyl with Download.
Tape - Limited Tape Version.
CD - Digipack.