Jay from Tame Impala's Remix of Kuroma's "20+Centuries" Is a Carousel Ride on Warp Speed

What was once psych-pop is now Ratatat on amphetamines.

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Apr 23 2015, 2:34pm

Perhaps you recognize the name Hank Sullivant. He's played guitar with MGMT (and was an early member of the Whigs, but as Kuroma he's found his groove working a bright and breezy psych-pop groove and whose debut album Kuromarama was produced by MGMT's Ben Goldwasser. The quartet currently on the road (kicking off tonight) in support of said record, playing on tours supporting Ex Hex, Tennis, Tame Impala—the latter of which is clearly a match made in heaven.

The original of "20+Centuries" is zingy, kaleidoscopic kind of power pop with a herd of stallions stampeding all over it. But Jay Watson of Tame Impala cut, chopped, sauteed and stir-fried the stems of the song to make it totally unrecognizable, kicking off with a beat that's the spit of Rihanna's "Umbrella," Watson's rework is Ratatat on amphetamines, whirling on awarp speed merry-go-round. Jump aboard.

Kuroma Tour Dates

w/ Ex Hex

4/23 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York City, NY - Sold Out

4/24 - Great Scott - Allston, MA - Sold Out

4/25 - The Parlour - Providence, RI

w/ Tennis

5/5 - Austin - The Parish

5/6 - New Orleans - Gasa Gasa

5/9 - Nashville - High Watt

5/10 - Asheville - Grey Eagle

5/12 - Washington - U Street Music Hall

5/13 - Brooklyn - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Sold Out

5/15 - Philadelphia - MilkBoy - Sold Out

5/16 - New York - Mercury Lounge - Sold Out

5/17 - Allston - Great Scott - Sold Out

5/19 - Toronto - Mod Club Theater

5/20 - Ferndale - The Loving Touch

5/21 - Indianapolis - Radio Radio

5/22 - Kansas City - Record Bar

w/ Tame Impala

5/26 - Vancouver - Malkin Bowl - Sold Out

5/27 - Portland - Roseland Ballroom - Sold Out

5/29 - Salt Lake City - The Depot

5/30 - Denver - Ogden Theatre - Sold Out

5/31 - Kansas City - Uptown Theatre

6/1 - St Louis - The Pageant

6/3 - Pittsburgh - Stage AE

6/4 - Cleveland - House of Blues

6/6 - Washington DC - Echostage

Kuromarama is out now via Votiv Music.