Athens and Brooklyn-based psych pop quartet Kuroma have shared a new track "Simon's In The Jungle" and accompanying video today via Nylon from their upcoming full-length Kuromarama, which will be released April 7, 2015 via Votiv Music. Kuromarama is currently available for pre-order via iTunes, with previously released songs "Love Is On The Way" and "20+ Centuries" available as instant grat tracks.
Kuroma came together out of friendship and the desire to make music with one another, four individuals from different backgrounds and locations united by common ideals, MGMT, Metallica concerts and... summer camp. The seeds of the band were first planted back at the tender age of eight when Camp Carolina talent show winners Hank Sullivant and James Richardson met and conquered with a fateful set of acoustic songs. They weren’t too shabby as a tandem whitewater paddling team either.
For Kuromarama, Sullivant recruited James Richardson, Simon O'Connor and Will Berman to round out the band. Recorded between the band's hometowns of Brooklyn, NY and Athens, GA, Kuromarama is the result of a long road, a fully realized record carefully designed with subtle nuances, catchy hooks, garage rock abandonment, and pure unadulterated pop splendor bursting throughout their official studio debut. The record, out April 7th on Votiv isn’t quite the beginning, but it certainly marks the next chapter for Kuroma, a band with a long and winding history that remain driven and persistent throughout it all. The infectious sound of the band is sure to impress new audiences this Spring when Kuroma join psych pop peers Ex Hex and Tennis on tour (all dates below). Kuromarama is spreading.
4/23 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge^
4/24 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott^
4/25 - Providence, RI @ The Parlour^
5/05 - Austin, TX @ The Parish*
5/06 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa*
5/09 - Nashville, TN @ High Watt*
5/10 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle*
5/12 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall*
5/13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
5/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy*
5/16 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge*
5/17 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott*
5/19 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club Theater*
5/20 - Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch*
5/21 - Indanapolis, IN @ Radio Radio*
5/22 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar*
^ = w/ Ex Hex
* = w/ Tennis