The sublime wistfulness of “Human Ceremony” — the debut album from NYC trio Sunflower Bean — is quite the offering from a band only three years into their career. While their 2015 EP “Show Me Your Seven Secrets” displayed infinite promise, “Human Ceremony” solidified Sunflower Bean's ability to cohesively carry an album on their own accord from beginning to end. While it's been reported that it was recorded in just a week, drummer Jacob Faber dismisses that statement as pure fiction.
"That whole recorded in 7 days thing is kind of a myth,” he explains. “We tracked it in a week. But we spent two or three months in pre-production, just demoing and rehearsing and things."
Vocalist and guitarist Nick Kivlen chimes in with the band's justification for such a quick turnaround: "We only spent a total of 10 or 11 days in the studio because studio time can cost a lot; a lot of demoing was done in our bedrooms."