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Sunflower Bean’s 2016 earworm “Easier Said” goes down easy with a mix of crystalline guitars and Julia Cumming’s weightless voice, but in the context of Human Ceremony, the New York band’s debut album, it’s a bit of a feint. Sunflower Bean rose up through Brooklyn’s DIY scene, and Human Ceremony still shows those scuzzy scars. Throughout, the group sounds like a psychedelic approximation of the Cure, jittery and distorted but catchy all the same. Forward momentum is also key to “Come On,” which sounded like it was about to topple over with excitement in our Studio 1A. Who could blame them if it did?
“Come On” also appears on Human Ceremony, out now via Fat Possum.