Votiv Music's psych pop quartet Kuroma have released a new video today for their track "20+Centuries" on BrooklynVegan. The track comes from their upcoming full-length Kuromarama which is set for a Spring 2015 release.
Started in 2012 by Hank Sullivant, former bassist of The Whigs and guitarist of MGMT, Sullivant had just finished recording his as-yet-untitled solo project. When he slipped the compact disc of stuff he had just recorded into his computer, he was more than a bit surprised to find every track brimming with metadata. Artist: Kuroma. Who was he to argue with serendipity?
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, the sound of Kuromarama most closely resembles that of an artisanal prescription spectrum of liquified jollyrancher, each flavor – each color – imbued with a solace wrung from the depths of a salty ocean trench. Kuroma play refreshing, soul-satisfying music. Their sound is the sound a record needle would make if it traced the bottom of a rainbow's grooves.
Though they have no dates currently on the books, Kuroma is planning to tour heavily throughout the next year. Already the band has curated an impressive resume, opening for MGMT, Tame Impala, Jarvis Cocker, Primal Scream, The Walkmen and The Whigs. They have also performed at Bonnaroo, Montreux Jazz Festival, INmusic Festival, Moogfest and more. Be sure to keep your eyes open for more from Kuroma in early 2015!