Sunflower Bean unveiled special covers of T. Rex and Neil Young on Beats 1 last night (August 16th).
The Brooklyn psych trio have been busy in the studio of late, with an EP set to be released later this year. Popping past Matt Wilkinson's Beats 1 show, the group spoke about this and unveiled two brand new recordings.
The band covered 'Life's A Gas' by T. Rex, explaining: "I mean glam is definitely important to me and to all of us. I have Life’s A Gas as a tattoo so I was probably the biggest of this song. We all love it. It’s like a song i used to listen to all the time. Every time you feel sad and you put that song on it’s kinda like impossible to feel sad any more. It’s like Life’s a Gas I hope it’s gonna last."
The trio also covered Neil Young's 'Harvest Moon'. "I think it as sorta a personal relationship that we have to the song. It was more of a personal choice than any sort of like musical choice. For better or for worse it might have been one we really wanted to do ourselves you know it’s like Neil Young is one of those things its like kinda untouchable like almost you shouldn’t put a spin on it. But it’s such a good song it;s so fun to sing. And I remember at the time when we were doing it we were just really into the song and thought it was so b beautiful and he was kind like touching us at the moment and we wanted to try it."
Sunflower Bean will release a new EP before the year is out, but the hard-touring band still have plenty of shows to attend to. "The one that we’ve played live is the one we’re working out. We can’t say the name yet. We still have sixty more shows to do on this album. We write during the sound check. I’ve been bringing my laptop around and trying to record stuff. We’re working on stuff at home, we’re all really, really eager to do this next record and put together all the things we now know how to do. We’re really excited about it, when we get to make it which will probably be in the winter."
Check out the interview below.