SUNFLOWER BEAN + WEAVES + THE PARANOYDS @ THE ECHO
Photos and recap by Maximilian Ho
There was plenty of love and excitement for the Brooklyn trio Sunflower Bean as cheers from the crowd appeared to have caught singer/vocalist Julia Cumming a little off guard, admitting “You guys are gonna make me cry.” After spending some time at SXSW, the band stopped by The Echo for their headlining show. Cumming traded vocals with guitarist Nick Kivlen on the chill song “Human Ceremony” to get things started. The crowd sang along to the infectious melodies and lyrics of “Easier Said” and other songs off the recently released debut album Human Ceremony. Drummer Jacob Faber pounded away on his drum set like a madman during “Somebody Call A Doctor.” Kivlen ripped some sweet leads on the simmering groovy “Tame Impala.” There was plenty of action with moshing and crowd surfing. At one point Cumming walked off the stage and played her bass lines while surrounded by excited fans. Intending to end the set with the “The Stalker,” Cumming told us “We don’t usually do encores – It’s hard to figure out how much time to wait.” The crowd chuckled and Sunflower Bean gave us “Come on” to wrap things up.
Supporting acts Weaves and The Paranoyds preceded.