This Song: Sunflower Bean

This Song

This Song: Sunflower Bean

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016

Inspiration can come from anywhere.  For Brooklyn-based Sunflower Bean the source of that inspiration spans four decades:  Brian Wilson (“He’s as good as Mozart”), Devo (“The perfect band”), Beach Fossils (“The punk home-recording CD), and Tonstartssbanht (“It’s impossible to describe”) all help to form this band’s direction and sound.  Hear the band tell Elizabeth tales of musical discovery, club scenes with a social conscience, what makes a perfect combination of art and commerce, and the attraction of listening to a musical genius’ decent into darkness.

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Check out Sunflower Bean’s Studio 1A performance on VuHaus

Listen to Sunflower Bean’s Studio 1A performance

Download the live version of Sunflower Bean’s “Come On” as part of our Song of the Day Feature

 

Listen to songs from Episode 49 of This Song

This Song: Mark Mothersbaugh // Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen

This Song

This Song: Mark Mothersbaugh // Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016

It’s an extra special, extra long,  SXSW extravanganza episode of This Song!  First Mark Mothersbaugh describes in vivid detail what is was like to see the Beatles for the first time on Ed Sullivan, and how he became the 5th Beatle, at least in his mind.  Then Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen from A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit talk about the the riffs and raw power of Iggy Pop, the songwriting of Regina Spektor how they came to write songs together.

Check out the Mark Mothersbaugh’s Myopia at the Contemporary Austin

Watch Sweet Spirit perform “Baby When I Close My Eyes” live from KUTX on VuHaus

Watch the video for A Giant Dog’s “Sex and Drugs”

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Music News for June 26, 2013

SoundCheck

Music News for June 26, 2013

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013

Devo drummer passes; Neil Diamond’s patriotic for Boston; Stevie Wonder’s keeping busy.
This is your SoundCheck.