eEmAqOsv 22bd3

SUNFLOWER BEAN 
King of the Dudes 
(Mom + Pop)   

On Sunflower Bean’s new EP, King of the Dudes, the New York trio abandons some of the gloom of its debut EP, Show Me Your Seven Secrets, and strikes out toward something that sounds a lot more like fun. “King of the Dudes” is a ’70s-tinged kiss-off anthem, “Fear City” burbles over with one of the best melodic hooks the band has ever produced, and “Come For Me” features bolts of four-on-the-floor guitar that sound like (dare I invoke him?) early Prince. At times, the gender politics of the record come off a bit forced, but overall, it’s nice to see Sunflower Bean a bit more animated. 3/5

ADVERTISEMENT

By Sam Chapman

King of the Dudes was released January 25, 2019. This article originally appeared in the March/April 2019 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

More from BUST

New Fall Issue d217c

Sunflower Bean On Touring, DIY Living, And Their Future 'Career-Killing Noise Record': BUST Interview

Priests Sacrifice Their Punk Past On "The Seduction Of Kansas"

 

The Wild Reeds Bring Us A Little Sunshine With "Cheers"

 

 

Support Feminist Media!
During these troubling political times, independent feminist media is more vital than ever. If our bold, uncensored reporting on women’s issues is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $25, $50, or whatever you can afford, to protect and sustain BUST.com.
Thanks so much—we can’t spell BUST without U.

 DONATE NOW

Facebook_websiteTwitter_websitePinterest_websiteRSS_websiteTumblr_websiteIG_website
WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS 6dbc4