Sunflower Bean wanna know ‘Who Put You Up To This?’

Photo Credit: DrielyS

“Sometimes you have to let go of who you have been so that you can become who you want to be.”

No, that’s not Don Draper dropping knowledge on Vanyaland in 2022; that’s from Sunflower Bean, the New York City trio who release a lovely new groove-heavy alt-R&B track today called “Who Put You Up To This?” This new one from da ‘Bean — who we’ve shown up for quite a bit over the years — comes with a wealth of news: Julia Cumming and the gang have their third album Headful of Sugar due out May 6 via Mom + Pop, and a North American tour that delivers the band to Boston’s Brighton Music Hall on April 30.

“Tomorrow is not promised, no tour is promised, no popularity is promised, no health or money is promised,” says Cumming. “Why not make what you want to make on your own terms? Why not make a record that makes you want to dance? Why not make a record that makes you want to scream?”

Come along and scream Sunflower Bean below, and check out all the upcoming dated before the YouTube jump. Tickets to all shows go on-sale Friday (February 11) at 10 a.m. local time, early access pre-sale sign-up located at sunflowerbeanband.com/tour.

Sunflower Bean 2022 Live Dates:
April 29: Albany, NY @ Empire Underground
April 30: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 5: Washington, DC @ Union Stage
May 6: Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
May 12: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 14: Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
May 19: Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
May 20: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
May 21: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
May 22: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
May 24: Grand Rapids, MI @The Pyramid Scheme
May 25: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 26: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
June 1: San Diego, CA @ Music Box SD
June 2: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
June 4: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
June 7: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
June 8: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
June 9: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
June 11: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre