S U N F L A R E S
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S U N F L A R E S

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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S U N F L A R E S @ YOUTOOCANWOO 111 Grand St.

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Does everyone write the lyrics or how does that happen?
Just me, the lead vocalist. And this interview too :)

How many people in the band? Both sexes or what?
1 woman; 5 men.

How did you find one another?
While living in NY over the course of a few years through circles of friends involved with music and film.

Do you come from different backgrounds? How does that affect what you make?
Since we all have different music influences, we approach the songs with different ideas of what is musical and what makes sense and is interesting within the world of music we’re working in. A melody could go a ton of different ways. And with each song, as we bring all our different musical influences to it, we react to the emotion and vibe of the song and work together to make something that’s interesting, whether it be rich and lush or sparse and electric.

What do you like best about each other?
The personalities, well roundedness, professionalism, and open mindedness. We’re all very thoughtful about what we create and how we think something can work. We cultivate each others ideas and want to see them taken to their full potential.

How does it work being 6 people in a band?
There’s been no focus on playing live or rehearsing at the moment, as it’s all been just focus on creating an album. So within this album making process, we hardly ever find ourselves together in one room. In a way, that makes it more freeing and allows people to express themselves free of the idea that someone else might judge them before they’ve had a chance to really polish a guitar riff, or a mix, or something. With the separation, there’s this desire to get a response out of the rest of the group by doing something that works really well or sounds awesome. Then everyone reacts by email. Sure, it’d be nice to hear it in person, but e-mail is good too. It’ll be fun to all get in a room and rehearse the music and perform it live. But even before that we need to make some films for some of the songs.

Do you like one another?
Great feelings. We feel honored and very appreciative to be working with each other.



How would you describe your music?
Guitar, piano, and electronic led rock music. An expansive sound incorporating many influences, with an American attitude.

What’s American about it? What isn’t American about it?
Sound wise, it exists in the soundscape cultivated by many European rock bands. However, within the lyrical concepts and the vibe and attitude of vocal performances, it’s influenced by many American bands. It’s like mixing attitudes of music within the last 40 years from California to Texas to NY with the European and Icelandic countries.

Are you always recording?
No. This first album is done being recorded and is now just being mixed. The focus now is to create the music videos for the first 3 songs on the album.

What’s up with the secrecy? What is the significance of that?
It seems like personal info dilutes the potency of the experience our art offers as we start out. I don’t know Banksy’s real name or what he looks like but I love his work. Though some of us have appeared in the videos.

I just went back to visit your site. Make You Better is a lot different from the other songs. It is almost pop but stops short of being that when your melody does not follow a natural progression and brings the listener to a better place because it’s odd and unpredictable and then goes into the pop part without being cheese-ass. What was it like making that song?
Thanks for saying so. It took some time for the vocal melody and arrangement to come together. Had to sit with that one for a while. The order of how it reveals itself is the same order with how it came together. It started with the simple beat. The rhythm is like something you’d hear at a sports arena or a stadium, and you could envision everyone joining in. After knocking that rhythm around on walls and desks for a while, I thought of the 3 chords, and then the vocal melody. There were other ideas of how to sing to it that don’t appear in the song. The explosive ending came last. Originally it just sort of quieted out and ended, but never had the explosion. Regarding the 3 descending chords, they’re very much like Berlin’s Take My Breath Away but the last note is repeated in MYB where TMBA returns to the 2nd note. This was realized after the recording of it all and someone else listened to it and thought that.
The concept of the song, the lyrics and message, was influenced by a book called “Who’s Been Sleeping in your Head” which deals with sexual fantasies and people who suffered a traumatic experience, usually a sexual kind, when they were children which manifested into a fantasy they have later in life sort of flipped on its head so they can deal with it and empower themselves. So if you were a 6 year old girl, coloring the glass table in your living room, and your mother came up behind you and bashed your head into the glass ta - Marco Polo Arts Mag



Does everyone write the lyrics or how does that happen?
Just me, the lead vocalist. And this interview too :)

How many people in the band? Both sexes or what?
1 woman; 5 men.

How did you find one another?
While living in NY over the course of a few years through circles of friends involved with music and film.

Do you come from different backgrounds? How does that affect what you make?
Since we all have different music influences, we approach the songs with different ideas of what is musical and what makes sense and is interesting within the world of music we’re working in. A melody could go a ton of different ways. And with each song, as we bring all our different musical influences to it, we react to the emotion and vibe of the song and work together to make something that’s interesting, whether it be rich and lush or sparse and electric.

What do you like best about each other?
The personalities, well roundedness, professionalism, and open mindedness. We’re all very thoughtful about what we create and how we think something can work. We cultivate each others ideas and want to see them taken to their full potential.

How does it work being 6 people in a band?
There’s been no focus on playing live or rehearsing at the moment, as it’s all been just focus on creating an album. So within this album making process, we hardly ever find ourselves together in one room. In a way, that makes it more freeing and allows people to express themselves free of the idea that someone else might judge them before they’ve had a chance to really polish a guitar riff, or a mix, or something. With the separation, there’s this desire to get a response out of the rest of the group by doing something that works really well or sounds awesome. Then everyone reacts by email. Sure, it’d be nice to hear it in person, but e-mail is good too. It’ll be fun to all get in a room and rehearse the music and perform it live. But even before that we need to make some films for some of the songs.

Do you like one another?
Great feelings. We feel honored and very appreciative to be working with each other.



How would you describe your music?
Guitar, piano, and electronic led rock music. An expansive sound incorporating many influences, with an American attitude.

What’s American about it? What isn’t American about it?
Sound wise, it exists in the soundscape cultivated by many European rock bands. However, within the lyrical concepts and the vibe and attitude of vocal performances, it’s influenced by many American bands. It’s like mixing attitudes of music within the last 40 years from California to Texas to NY with the European and Icelandic countries.

Are you always recording?
No. This first album is done being recorded and is now just being mixed. The focus now is to create the music videos for the first 3 songs on the album.

What’s up with the secrecy? What is the significance of that?
It seems like personal info dilutes the potency of the experience our art offers as we start out. I don’t know Banksy’s real name or what he looks like but I love his work. Though some of us have appeared in the videos.

I just went back to visit your site. Make You Better is a lot different from the other songs. It is almost pop but stops short of being that when your melody does not follow a natural progression and brings the listener to a better place because it’s odd and unpredictable and then goes into the pop part without being cheese-ass. What was it like making that song?
Thanks for saying so. It took some time for the vocal melody and arrangement to come together. Had to sit with that one for a while. The order of how it reveals itself is the same order with how it came together. It started with the simple beat. The rhythm is like something you’d hear at a sports arena or a stadium, and you could envision everyone joining in. After knocking that rhythm around on walls and desks for a while, I thought of the 3 chords, and then the vocal melody. There were other ideas of how to sing to it that don’t appear in the song. The explosive ending came last. Originally it just sort of quieted out and ended, but never had the explosion. Regarding the 3 descending chords, they’re very much like Berlin’s Take My Breath Away but the last note is repeated in MYB where TMBA returns to the 2nd note. This was realized after the recording of it all and someone else listened to it and thought that.
The concept of the song, the lyrics and message, was influenced by a book called “Who’s Been Sleeping in your Head” which deals with sexual fantasies and people who suffered a traumatic experience, usually a sexual kind, when they were children which manifested into a fantasy they have later in life sort of flipped on its head so they can deal with it and empower themselves. So if you were a 6 year old girl, coloring the glass table in your living room, and your mother came up behind you and bashed your head into the glass ta - Marco Polo Arts Mag



Does everyone write the lyrics or how does that happen?
Just me, the lead vocalist. And this interview too :)

How many people in the band? Both sexes or what?
1 woman; 5 men.

How did you find one another?
While living in NY over the course of a few years through circles of friends involved with music and film.

Do you come from different backgrounds? How does that affect what you make?
Since we all have different music influences, we approach the songs with different ideas of what is musical and what makes sense and is interesting within the world of music we’re working in. A melody could go a ton of different ways. And with each song, as we bring all our different musical influences to it, we react to the emotion and vibe of the song and work together to make something that’s interesting, whether it be rich and lush or sparse and electric.

What do you like best about each other?
The personalities, well roundedness, professionalism, and open mindedness. We’re all very thoughtful about what we create and how we think something can work. We cultivate each others ideas and want to see them taken to their full potential.

How does it work being 6 people in a band?
There’s been no focus on playing live or rehearsing at the moment, as it’s all been just focus on creating an album. So within this album making process, we hardly ever find ourselves together in one room. In a way, that makes it more freeing and allows people to express themselves free of the idea that someone else might judge them before they’ve had a chance to really polish a guitar riff, or a mix, or something. With the separation, there’s this desire to get a response out of the rest of the group by doing something that works really well or sounds awesome. Then everyone reacts by email. Sure, it’d be nice to hear it in person, but e-mail is good too. It’ll be fun to all get in a room and rehearse the music and perform it live. But even before that we need to make some films for some of the songs.

Do you like one another?
Great feelings. We feel honored and very appreciative to be working with each other.



How would you describe your music?
Guitar, piano, and electronic led rock music. An expansive sound incorporating many influences, with an American attitude.

What’s American about it? What isn’t American about it?
Sound wise, it exists in the soundscape cultivated by many European rock bands. However, within the lyrical concepts and the vibe and attitude of vocal performances, it’s influenced by many American bands. It’s like mixing attitudes of music within the last 40 years from California to Texas to NY with the European and Icelandic countries.

Are you always recording?
No. This first album is done being recorded and is now just being mixed. The focus now is to create the music videos for the first 3 songs on the album.

What’s up with the secrecy? What is the significance of that?
It seems like personal info dilutes the potency of the experience our art offers as we start out. I don’t know Banksy’s real name or what he looks like but I love his work. Though some of us have appeared in the videos.

I just went back to visit your site. Make You Better is a lot different from the other songs. It is almost pop but stops short of being that when your melody does not follow a natural progression and brings the listener to a better place because it’s odd and unpredictable and then goes into the pop part without being cheese-ass. What was it like making that song?
Thanks for saying so. It took some time for the vocal melody and arrangement to come together. Had to sit with that one for a while. The order of how it reveals itself is the same order with how it came together. It started with the simple beat. The rhythm is like something you’d hear at a sports arena or a stadium, and you could envision everyone joining in. After knocking that rhythm around on walls and desks for a while, I thought of the 3 chords, and then the vocal melody. There were other ideas of how to sing to it that don’t appear in the song. The explosive ending came last. Originally it just sort of quieted out and ended, but never had the explosion. Regarding the 3 descending chords, they’re very much like Berlin’s Take My Breath Away but the last note is repeated in MYB where TMBA returns to the 2nd note. This was realized after the recording of it all and someone else listened to it and thought that.
The concept of the song, the lyrics and message, was influenced by a book called “Who’s Been Sleeping in your Head” which deals with sexual fantasies and people who suffered a traumatic experience, usually a sexual kind, when they were children which manifested into a fantasy they have later in life sort of flipped on its head so they can deal with it and empower themselves. So if you were a 6 year old girl, coloring the glass table in your living room, and your mother came up behind you and bashed your head into the glass ta - Marco Polo Arts Mag


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S U N F L A R E S is a Brooklyn-based band with an expansive sound within the universe of rock music pioneered by such artists as Radiohead, Muse, U2, Doves, Elbow, Coldplay, Sigur Ros, and South. Songs vary in themes of revolt, hope, betrayal, self-reflection, among others.

The band is set to release their debut album in 2015 and just beginning to perform live. The band creates their own music videos, some of which can be viewed at www.sunflaresmusic.com.  

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