“Alexander Martin” – Kuroma
A little bit Led Zep, a little bit Ray Davies, fed through a breezy, psychedelic filter (don’t miss the freak-out instrumental break at 2:09). Kuroma is the performing name of Athens, Ga.-based Hank Sullivant, who was the Whigs’ original bass player; he has also played extensively with MGMT. Do listen closely for the bass itself: Sullivant plays his instrument here more subtly and melodically than is typical in a rock setting.
“Alexander Martin” is from Kuroma’s first recording, an EP entitled Paris, which has yet to be formally released.