Brooklyn trio Sunflower Bean have shared the lead single from their forthcoming debut Human Ceremony (out February 5th on Fat Possum), and while their previous single 'Wall Watchers' easily stood out as one of their best, they've one-upped themselves this time around with the gorgeous 'Easier Said'.

The band explained to Stereogum that, "'Easier Said' is a song about a couple of things—us and the people around us getting older, and the repetitions and circles that we find ourselves in. Things that are easier to feel and harder to describe."

It sees them moving into dream-pop territory with the guitars and bassist Julia Cummings' ethereal harmonies entwining to create a kind of soft radiance that hovers over the sturdy and tumbling rhythm section whose deep melodic throbbing bass and tight crisp drumming provides a nearly hypnotic momentum. It's a stunning and major leap for Sunflower Bean that shows their growing ability to harness and reign in their rougher edges, but without sacrificing any of power or attitude that makes their music rip so hard.

Sunflower Bean Tour Dates:

  • Feb 02 Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
  • Feb 03 Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
  • Feb 06 Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up Du Label
  • Feb 08 Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
  • Feb 09 Berlin, GR @ Berghain Kantine
  • Feb 10 Hamburg, GR @ Molotov Bar
  • Feb 12 Brussels, BE @ Botanique
  • Feb 13 Lille, GR @ LA Peniche
  • Feb 15 Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
  • Feb 16 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
  • Feb 18 London, UK @ The Dome
  • Feb 19 Brighton, UK @ Bleach
  • Feb 25 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
  • Feb 26 Hanover, NH @ Bones Gate Fraternity +
  • Feb 27 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Club Upstairs
  • Feb 28 Montreal, QC @ Quasi Des Brumes
  • Mar 01 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
  • Mar 02 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café +
  • Mar 03 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern +
  • Mar 04 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes +
  • Mar 05 Rochester, NY @ Lovin’ Cup +
  • Mar 06 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie +
  • Mar 10 Washington D.C. @ Black Cat *
  • Mar 11 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
  • Mar 15-20 Austin, TX @ SXSW 2016
  • Mar 24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
  • Mar 25 La Jolla, CA @ Che Café
  • Mar 26 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
  • Mar 27 San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
  • Mar 29 Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
  • Mar 30 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
  • Mar 31 Portland, OR @ Analog Café Lounge
  • Apr 01 Nampa, ID @ Flying M
  • Apr 02 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
  • Apr 03 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
  • Apr 05 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
  • Apr 06 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
  • Apr 07 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
  • Apr 08 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
  • Apr 09 Pittsburg, PA @ The Smiling Moose; Upstairs
  • * w/ Mass Gothic
  • + w/ Honduras