When a song fit for dancing in your room, cruising down the freeway, and chilling with old and new friends is paired with vibrant, conceptual animation, the result is something not unlike a perfectly '90s jam track. Accentuated by steady tambourine and grooving electric guitar, Kuroma's latest song, "Simon in the Jungle" takes us back to the days of heavily saturated cartoons and cassette stores, topped with a beachy, California feel-good vibe.
Headed by Hank Sullivant, former frontman of The Whigs and current touring guitarist with MGMT, the Brooklyn/Athens-based psychadelic pop group makes the kind of music intended to keep you going all summer long—and to keep you jamming out while the bleak winter drags on. The upbeat retro feel combines a light, danceable beat with substantial rock 'n' roll undertones to keep it grounded. Think of this as the soundtrack for your sunny, daytime escapades.
This track comes from Kuroma's first full-band release, Kuromarama, out April 7. On the album Sullivant will be joined by MGMT's James Richardson and Will Berman and Simon O'Connor of Amazing Baby. While these guys have all released incredible music on their own, their latest collaboration just proves that the whole is bigger than the sum of its parts.