Last year, sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson released the extreme sports concept album Xtreme Now as Prince Rama. The album was supposedly inspired by Taraka’s near-death experience inside of an ancient Viking ruin that led her to feeling as though she was living in the medieval era concurrently with the year 2067, so it’s no surprise that the duo’s new video for “Fantasy,” co-directed by Matthew Hoffman and Taraka herself, features plenty of medieval weaponry and outfits, among all-white body suits, sheep, and a ton of face paint. It’s an entrancing visual that looks like it was supremely fun to make. Watch below.
The video comes alongside the announcement of Xtreme Mess, Taraka’s upcoming fashion line in collaboration with MessQueen’s Courtney Gamble, which according to the press release is “the world’s first Now Age fashion line … of extreme sports-inspired outerwear infused with sci-fi medieval elements to create a neon universe that is entirely unique and tailored to 21st century extreme lifestyles.” Prince Rama will be performing a DJ set at the Xtreme Mess launch party at Brooklyn Boulders LIC on 3/30, and the free event will also feature a vertical runway show and discounted rock climbing. Here’s a photo by Derrick Belcham from the collection, featuring headpieces by Heidi Jieun Jouet:
Furthermore, the band will be making a cameo in James Franco’s upcoming Lifetime movie High School Lovers, which premieres this Saturday at 8 pm EST. They play the favorite band of James Franco’s on-screen teenage daughter. Check out a photo of them in character below.
Xtreme Now is out now via Carpark Records.