SXSW Spotlight: Kuroma

Hank Sullivant, the man behind Kuroma.

Kuroma is a band more people should be writing about in the near future. Our good buddy Aaron introduced us to them a few weeks back and w've been digging them ever since.

Kuroma is a project of Hank Sullivant, a former member of The Whigs and one-time touring guitarist of MGMT. While a member of The Whigs, Sullivant recorded a number of trippy, psychedelic-influenced demos, including a number of tracks that would ultimately find their way onto the Kuroma release Paris. After leaving MGMT just after last year's SXSW he resumed focus on Kuroma, now officially comprising of drummer Ben DuPriest (formerly of The Pendletons) and bassist Nick Robbins (ex-Velveteen Pink).

They don't have a Myspace (on purpose) but they do believe in having an official site, which has eight songs up on it. I personally like "Searching For A Sheep" and "I Was A Rat".

Check out the video "In New York, Everything is Tropical"

SXSW Tour Dates:
3/20 - Austin, TX @ Austin Convention Center :: SESAC Day Stage Cafe (3:30PM)
3/20 - Austin, TX @ Ace's Lounge :: NME Official SXSW Showcase (8:00PM)

Additional national tour dates can be found here.