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Welcome to Monotonia

Welcome to Monotonia
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MusicBham and Welcome to Monotonia teamed up at this year’s Sloss Music and Arts Festival to present a series of live interviews from some of the best, new and up-and-coming artists to perform this year. In this episode MusicBham’s very on Lizzie Thrasher sits down with local act, Holy Youth.

Birmingham Alabama is bursting at the seams with incredible talent, from an amazing visual arts community to some of the best music in the Southeastern region.  We have all the talent but not a whole lot of resources to find out about it.
Welcome to Monotonia is a Birmingham web series designed to expose the pure raw talent of  both the local and traveling artist and musicians who perform in our city!
Directed & Edited by: Daniel Isaiah Hargett
Produced by: Greg Henderson
Executive Producer: Josh Matthews & Music Bham
Audio Engineer: Daniel Brian Rhodes
Featuring: Channing Estell, Lizzie Thrasher & Holy Youth
Consulting Producer: Marsha Oglesby
Intern: Sophie Crowe
Special Thanks to: Betsy Kiser & Red Mountain Entertainment, Good Grit Magazine
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SUNFLOWER BEAN: A SATURN NIGHTS SHOWCASE

Sunflower Bean find magic within friction. The New York trio’s full-length debut album, Human Ceremony .

“Everything comes from a conflicting interest,” affirms Nick. “We love dream pop, but we also really love rock ‘n’ roll. It’s those two spectrums.”

“You’re allowed to obsess over Black Sabbath as well as The Cure,” adds Julia. “It’d be boring if everything was just one way or the other.”

That diversity defined the group’s approach since Nick and Jacob started jamming back in high school. They would hole up in Jacob’s Long Island basement for hours on end, channeling this vast cadre of influences. Julia’s addition would only expand that creative palette further in 2013.

Through constant gigging around New York, Sunflower Bean sprouted into a sonic enigma, boasting a fiery musical call-and-response that serves as a centerpiece, giving the music what Jacob refers to as a “lyrical aspect” between the guitars, drums, and bass.

They transferred this multi-headed energy into their 2015 Independent EP, Show Me Your Seven Secrets. At the same time,…

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