Kuroma, the Georgia-based affiliates of MGMT and The Whigs whose 2015 album Kuromarama charmed listeners with its candy-coated psychedelic sound, return this fall with The Dark Horse Rides Again. The band, which has toured with Tame Impala, Jarvis Cocker, The Walkmen, and more, has been growing upwardly since its 2007 full-length debut Paris, and the new LP reveals both a new side to the band as well as a deeper, more introspective look into mastermind Hank Sullivant‘s spiritual history and psyche. It’s the kind of art that can only come from deeply personal examination and reflection, and the trust in community and self to portray the resulting emotions with honesty, courage, and no small amount of groove.
“Tennessee Walker,” the newest track from the album, has a hurried feel propelled by shimmering arpeggiated guitars and a speedy, cheery-sounding melody. With the song’s lyrics, Sullivant takes listeners on a tour through his homestate, passing through Nashville and Knoxville and explaining that he “kinda” likes Chattanooga but that none of those places are quite like Memphis, “the birthplace of rock” where he grew up. The song is undeniably catchy, and will have fans writhing in anticipation for the album’s October 14 release.
“[Kuroma’s] breezy and jubilant sound can clear cloudy skies and break blossoms through the permafrost.” -Nerdist
“The band’s shimmering psych-pop sound infuses heaps of positive energy, earworm hooks, and sugary melodies, creating a highly addictive cosmic burst of indie rock splendor.” -New Noise
RIYL: MGMT, Foxygen, Tame Impala, My Bloody Valentine, The Flaming Lips, Temples, The Whigs, The Growlers
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