Story: Tiffany Diane Tso
Photographer: Jason M Rodgers @ LVA Artists
Makeup: Alexis Williams @ LVA Artists using Chanel Cosmetics
Hair: Walton Nunez @ WaltonNunez.com using Oribe
Prop styling by David Davis
When we thought of things that needed to be discovered for this installment of LADYGUNN and one band that sounded louder, brighter and stronger than the pack were New York natives, Sunflower Bean. Since our discovery of the band we have hooked, lined and sunk into the groovy tunes and the energetic shows they tend to play all over town. From SXSW to Burgerama, we have been advocates of this dynamic trio and it looks like we won’t be the only ones.
“We don’t want to be famous, but we want to be successful,” they agreed. Though all three spent a good chunk of time disparaging the current state of the music industry, they still feel hope for the future of their own band and music in general. “If you’re really good, I think you can do it,” Julia said. “People will respond to good music.”
“[Burger Records] was started by two guys in a strip mall,” Julia said, revering the movement in rock ‘n’ roll started by the DIY record label. “I feel like if two guys can do that, there’s no reason why New York can’t that.” Music can indeed return to being an expression of the people.
For more Sunflower Bean pre-order the next issue of pick up a copy on newsstands in the upcoming weeks!