Categories
music videos tour dates

GREEN LABEL SOUND RELEASES VIDEO FOR IN NEW YORK, EVERYTHING IS TROPICAL BY KUROMA

GREEN LABEL SOUND RELEASES VIDEO FOR “IN NEW YORK, EVERYTHING IS TROPICAL” BY KUROMA

Today Green Label Sound announces the official video for their exclusive release “In New York, Everything Is Tropical” by Athens, GA-based band Kuroma.

Kuroma’s lead man, Hank Sullivant, envisioned the video for “In New York, Everything Is Tropical” frame for frame and director Adam Neustadter was able to make it a reality. The guerilla style shoot took place all over Brooklyn and Manhattan including locations such as Coney Island, Wall Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, Time Square, Chinatown and the Lower East Side. Sullivant explains, “The song and video “In New York, Everything Is Tropical” is not parodic or contradictory or just referential. It is a minor and indifferent accumulation of certain trashed elements of pop and pop video, including pop parody itself. New York is a place of terror and stereotype and commercialism and art, but most importantly it is the place where these things synthesize in the most sublime way.”

Director Adam Neustadter gives further insight, “Hank was really into the idea of taking familiar elements from pop culture and MTV and turning them on their heads. By referencing a lot of different styles that really shouldn’t go together, we created our own crazy aesthetic. From the heavy color treatment, to the stop motion animation, to the silly graphics and somewhat questionable design choices, we were intentionally all over the place with our visual style and had a lot of fun with it. While it might look like we just dropped all of our elements in a Cuisinart and hit blend, we really tried to represent the tempo and structure of the song as much as possible while keeping a cohesive performance going throughout the visual overload. In the end I think the video successfully captures the energy and tone of the song, and I guess of New York City as well.”

“In New York, Everything Is Tropical” Video – http://www.greenlabelsound.com/kuroma/43/1

Kuroma is also proud to announce their tour with Primal Scream throughout March. More dates throughout April follow. Full list of tour dates below.

2/24 – Savannah @ SCAD at the River Club
3/16 – Los Angeles @ Nokia Live*^
3/17 – San Francisco @ Fillmore*^
3/19 – Austin @ SXSW: Official Green Label Sound Party @ Opal Divine’s
3/20 – Austin @ SXSW
3/22 – Chicago @ Metro*
3/24 – Toronto @ The Phoenix*
3/26 – Philadelphia @ Trocadero*
3/27 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club*
3/28 – New York @ Webster Hall*
4/09 – Vancouver @ The Media Club
4/10 – Seattle @ Vera Project
4/13 – Fargo @ Aquarium
4/14 – Minneapolis @ 7th St. Entry
4/15 – Sioux Falls @ Nuttys North
4/16 – Des Moines @ Vaudville Mews
4/17 – Chicago @ Av-Aerie
4/18 – Toronto @ Sneaky Dees
4/19 – Montreal @ Il Motore
4/21 – New York @ Mercury Lounge
4/22 – Brooklyn @ Union Hall
4/24 – Chapel Hill @ Local 506
4/25 – Atlanta @ Drunken Unicorn
4/26 – Memphis @ Hi Tone Café
4/27 – Kansas City @ Czar Bar
4/29 – Denver @ Hi Dive
4/30 – Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge

* with Primal Scream
^ with Brian Jonestown Massacre

In New York, Everything Is Tropical” MP3

Green Label Sound, a singles label supported by Mountain Dew, is a unique music outlet showcasing great independent artists. More exclusive tracks from a variety of artists will be released throughout the year. Stay up to date on all GLS news by visiting http://www.greenlabelsound.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.