“You can drink the elixir now,” Nick Kivlen wails through the opener and title track of Sunflower Bean’s debut full length, a record that is indeed a brilliantly medicinal cocktail of indie shoegaze and bedroom psychedelia. With Human Ceremony, the New York three have realised their potential and the CMJ-led excitement that has been surrounding them. The fuzzed-out rock‘n’roll of ‘Wall Watcher’ is blissfully juxtaposed by the floating, gentle melancholy of ‘Oh, I Just Don’t Know’ and wonderfully woozy displays in ‘Easier Said’ and the dreamy ‘I Want You To Give Me Enough Time’. It is this light and shade that makes Human Ceremony so intrinsically returnable. Sunflower Bean have the perfect remedy for all those wintery indie heartaches.
Live: The Dome – February 18th (w/ Oscar & Fish)