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Released: 06.05.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Yorkers Sunflower Bean’s third LP sees them dust down the 70’s influence and innocence of Twentytwo In Blue to embrace the madness and badness of the modern era. Transitional opener Who Put You Up To This? sees the egg cracking and a band reborn, shackling off expectations and outside pressures with drummer Olive Faber at the engineering wheel. Their psychedelic past is evident on the widescreen Otherside, but this is a full-on in-your-face high adrenaline record with stomping tracks like Roll Your Dice and Beat The Odds declaring their intent in more than their titles alone.

I just wanna win…” cries singer Julia Cummings, and it would be a very foolish being that bet against her or her band.  

 

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