Sunflower Bean’s Tour Van Playlist

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Sunflower Bean’s latest album ‘Human Ceremony’ has been creating quite a buzz nationally, and getting lots of spins at WFPK. The New York-based trio is currently busy taking their show on the road and will be appearing at Zanzabar on June 11. We asked them to share with us what they’ve been listening to lately while touring in the van. Here’s a few of the tunes that Julia, Nick & Jacob put together for us. Enjoy!

Dam that River- Alice in Chains                                                                                         Love this song.  Alice in Chains is kind of corny but also very amazing.

Dum Dum Boys- Iggy Pop

This song, along with the rest of “The Idiot” has been on repeat in the tour van for a while now

Somersette- Tonstartssbandht

This is kind of a crazy song but is also so awesome.  If you aren’t familiar with Tonstartssbandht, definitely check them out.  They’ve been making some of the most ethereal music for a while now and are always the best live band.

Pizza Pasta- Night Manager

Night Manager is unfortunately no longer a band.  But through their short existence they released a bunch of songs that left a impression on me and Nick.


Magical Date Night- Total Slacker

After the first time I saw Total Slacker live at Cheap Storage my life was changed.  I was instantly hooked on the music and infinitely more excited about the future because I finally saw a future with rock n roll.


What You Want- Sheer Mag

Sheer Mag is also a constant in the tour van.  Some of the best riffage in recent history.


Margaret Glaspy – You And I

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27 year old MARGARET GLASPY boasts a diverse  musical background from competitive fiddle to marching band trombone. But with influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to Elliott Smith, she focuses her talents in fiercely raw, guitar-driven pop songs. Rolling Stone hailed first single “You and I” for its “hot barbs of electric guitar,” and BrooklynVegan declared it a “stomping rocker with a DGAF attitude” Glaspy’s debut album will be released June 17th on ATO Records.

Stream You and I by Margaret Glaspy

case/lang/veirs- Best Kept Secret


case/lang/veirs is a one-of-a-kind event from three phenomenal, self-driven artists:
avant-rock icon Neko Case, legendary musical nomad k.d. lang, and indie folk star Laura Veirs. Their anxiously-awaited self-titled debut arrives June 17th. Check out their   latest single “Best Kept Secret” .

Stream Best Kept Secret by case/lang/veirs

Bob Mould-Hold On

Bob Mould

With a career spanning more than three and a half decades, Bob Mould is still going strong. From his early career with Hüsker Dü to his band Sugar and throughout his solo career, he has created incredibly powerful music. His latest album”Patch The Sky” is considered by many to be his best effort yet, and likely to appear in many “Best of 2016” album lists. Just one of the many personal tunes from the album is “Hold On“.

Stream Hold On by Bob Mould

Karl Blau – Fallin’ Rain

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On ‘Introducing Karl Blau’, the enigmatic vocalist charts a new vision of country music. A Northwest indie hero, Karl Blau channels darkness and hope in a cinematic collection of Nashville country hits from the ’60s and ’70s. Produced by Tucker Martine, the record features performances by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Laura Veirs, Jon Hyde, Eli Moore (Lake), Steve Moore (Earth, SunnO)))), among others. Fallin’ Rain is the first single from the album. Check out the video and stream the tune!

Stream Fallin’ Rain by Karl Blau

Sunflower Bean-Easier Said

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Since their formation in 2013, New York trio Sunflower Bean has made waves coast to coast. Julia Cumming (vox/bass), Nick Kivlen (vox/guitar), and Jacob Faber (drums), draw from a wealth of rugged lo-fi sounds, adapting the heroic charisma of Velvet Underground’s psychedelia and Black Sabbath’s dark rock to fit their own generation’s drowsy ethos. ‘Easier Said’ is the latest single and video taken from their latest album ‘Human Ceremony’. Sunflower Bean will be appearing at Zanzabar on June 11.

Stream Easier Said from Sunflower Bean