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Album Premiere: Spring Awakens With Kuroma’s KUROMARAMA

The next time Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his wintry burrow, instead of his shadow he may find he’s been replaced. The new prognosticator of spring is Kuroma, the psych-pop four-piece, whose breezy and jubilant sound can clear cloudy skies and break blossoms through the permafrost. With their third album and studio debut, Kuromarama, the decidedly chipper rockers compel us to pop the hard tops of our Wranglers and round up the gang for a season-opening barbecue on the beach.

If Kuroma’s songs sound distinctly in tune with the warmer months of the year, that’s no accident; the first collaboration between members Hank Sullivant and James Richardson occurred at the age of eight, when the two won the Camp Carolina talent show (and surely the affection of the girls in Cabin 4). Since then, Sullivant and Richardson have spread out to focus on their other projects–notably MGMT and The Whigs–but always find time to regroup for another infectiously joyful, hook-filled season of Kuroma. With their new album, Kuromarama, the two are joined by Amazing Baby alums, Will Berman and Simon O’Connor, who bring their own glam aesthetic into the mix.

The newly realized quartet lives up to the high expectations of their impressive, collective pedigrees. If you needed any more proof, just consider their tour-mates: Tame Impala, Tennis and Ex Hex.

Nerdist is excited to premiere Kuromarama, streaming below in full , and releasing online and in stores April 7, via Votiv Music (preorder here!). Get a head start on summer and give it a listen below! Then join the conversation in the comments  below.

Catch Kuroma on tour with Ex Hex, Tame Impala, and Tennis:
Apr 07 – Baby’s All Right // Brooklyn, NY (album release show)
Apr 23 – Le Poisson Rouge // New York City, NY *
Apr 24 – Great Scott // Allston, MA – Sold Out *
Apr 25 – The Parlour // Providence, RI *
May 5 – Austin, TX // The Parish ^
May 6 – New Orleans, LA // Gasa Gasa ^
May 9 – Nashville, TN // High Watt ^
May 10 – Asheville, NC // Grey Eagle ^
May 12 – Washington, DC // U Street Music Hall ^
May 13 – Brooklyn, NY // Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
May 15 – Philadelphia, PA // MilkBoy ^
May 16 – New York, NY // Mercury Lounge ^
May 17 – Allston, MA // Great Scott ^
May 19 – Toronto, ON // Mod Club Theater ^
May 20 – Ferndale, MI // The Loving Touch ^
May 21 – Indianapolis, IN // Radio Radio ^
May 22 – Kansas City, MO // Record Bar ^
May 26 – Vancouver, BC // Malkin Bowl **
May 27 – Portland, OR // Roseland Theater – Sold out **
May 29 – Salt Lake City, UT // The Depot **
May 30 – Denver, CO // Ogden Theatre **
May 31 – Kansas City, MO // Uptown Theater **
June 1 – St Louis, MO // The Pageant **
June 3 – Pittsburgh, PA // Stage AE **
June 4 – Cleveland, OH // House of Blues **
June 6 – Washington, DC // Echostage **

* w/ Ex Hex
^ w/ Tennis
** w/ Tame Impala

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