Sunflower Bean to Release Covers EP From The Basement, Share The Modern Lovers' Cover

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Following February’s release of their acclaimed debut album Human Ceremony, Sunflower Bean will put out a covers EP this Friday, Sept. 9. Produced by Sunflower Bean and Matthew Molnar, From The Basement features covers of T-Rex, The Modern Lovers, Spiritualized and Neil Young. The New York psych-rock trio released their version of the Modern Lovers’ “Old World” today in support of the EP.

“We weren’t trying to drastically change or alter any of them, we simply chose them for personal and sentimental reasons,” Sunflower Bean told The Fader. “They are each very dear to us and we wanted to collect them together, performed by us.”

The four-track EP is available on clear green vinyl, limited to 500 copies worldwide. Bandcamp pre-orders are sold-out, but fans will be able pick up a copy from Sunflower Bean’s fall headlining tour with The Lemon Twigs on support. Listen to the band’s “Old World” cover here via Soundcloud, and find their tour dates below, plus ticket info here.

Sunflower Bean Tour Dates:

September
7 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Broadcast
8 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
9 – Nottingham, U.K. @ The Bodega
10 – Manchester, U.K. @ The Deaf Institute
11 – Isle of Wight, U.K. @ Bestival
13 – Bristol, U.K. @ Thekla
14 – Brighton, U.K. @ The Haunt
15 – London, U.K. @ Scala
16 – Paris, France @ Point Ephémère
17 – Angers, France @ Levitation Festival
18 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ ACU
19 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn
20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Indiestad Festival

October
5 – Providence, R.I. @ Columbus, Theatre *
6 – Boston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall *
7 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
8 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Foundry at the Fillmore *
19 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Garrison *
20 – Lakewood, Ohio @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes *
21 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall *
22 – Madison, Wis. @ The Frequency *
23 – Grinnell, Iowa @ Grinnell College: Gardner Lounge *
24 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry *
27 – Seattle, Wash. @ Chop Suey *
28 – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Fox Cabaret *
29 – Portland, Ore. @ Analog Theater *
31 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Rickshaw Stop *

November
4 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Billboard-Live! *
5 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge *
8 – Oxford, Miss. @ Proud Larrys *
9 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In
10 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Drunken Unicorn
11 – Durham, N.C. @ The Pinhook *
12 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
23 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sidecar
24 – Madrid, Spain @ Siroco
25 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Mexefest

(* = w/ The Lemon Twigs)

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