Kasim Sulton has been Todd Rundgren's right hand man since his debut on a Utopia record in 1977. I've been a fan of Kas for just as long. His voice is a perfect harmonious companion to Todd's and his bass playing is as important to the sound of Todd and Utopia's records as Bruce Thomas or even Paul McCartney was to their respective bands.
Sulton's last solo album "Three," was a favorite of 2014. In many ways, Sulton does a better job at keeping the music of classic Todd Rundgren alive than Todd himself. Sulton just released his new album, "Kasim 2021" and like "Three," it is full of great melodies, great playing and some fine songwriting.
The first single "Fast Car" is not unlike classic Fountains Of Wayne, and throughout much of "Kasim 2021," you will be reminded of Lennon, the aformentioned McCartney and even Jason Falkner, who Sulton has covered in the past.
If you dig these tracks, you can pick up "Kasim 2021" just about anywhere CDs are sold, including Amazon and Kasim's merch page.