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Prince Rama – “XO” (Stereogum Premiere)

Prince Rama’s junkyard pop toes the line of ironic camp, woozy psychedelics, and sci-fi obsessive with surprising grace. The last we really heard from Brooklyn sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson was back in 2012 when they released Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World, but today we’re premiering a special one-off track that… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 7, 2015 - 1:17 pm

Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio, which became a staple in the Brooklyn scene after opening in 2007, has now closed its doors for the last time. On Saturday night, Lightning Bolt, JEFF The Brotherhood, A Place To Bury Strangers, and Grooms played the space out for good, but bands have been stopping by to… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

Boston Hassle Fest 5 In Words And Photos

This all feels like a milestone, Dan Shea tells me. We’re sitting in a back room of the Elk’s Lodge basement, a dungeon-esque place with low ceilings and lower lighting. We’re surrounded by stacks of instruments, and people are coming through, running questions by Shea, while an artist works through a solo sax performance nearby… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 11, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Watch Prince Rama’s Never Forever Short Film

Last year, the New York-based raga-psych sister act Prince Rama released one hell of a concept album. The retro-futuristic and compulsively listenable Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World had ten songs, credited to ten different fictional bands, that represented the hits of the day when our planet blinked out of existence. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Julianna Barwick – “Crystal Lake” Live At Judson Church Video

This video from Julianna Barwick’s Nepenthe release show at Judson Church is the most exquisitely gorgeous sound I’ve encountered in a long time. Barwick conjures “Crystal Lake” as an extended celestial sigh with an assist from guest musicians Scott Bell and Rose Nelis and guest vocalists Sharon Van Etten and Taraka and Nimai Larson from… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 3, 2013 - 11:47 am

Prince Rama’s Taraka Larson Attacked By Raccoons

CBS, ABC, NBC, and other local NYC news outlets have been reporting on Prince Rama the past few days. Unfortunately this has not been because the mainstream media industry is suddenly enlightened by the Now Age Manifesto (bummer) but rather because the band’s singer Taraka Larson was attacked by a couple of possibly rabid raccoo… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 3, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Prince Rama – “So Destroyed” Video

In Tom’s great Album Of The Week piece on Prince Rama’s Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World, he says that this concept album allowed the sisterly group to “start investigating pop ideas, but … in an exploratory and unserious way” and that by “tying all those songs in with an explicitly apocalyptic… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 11, 2012 - 2:58 pm

Prince Rama – “Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever” Video

We just gave Album Of The Week to Prince Rama’s sci-fi concept-piece Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World, and now they’ve teamed with MOCAtv to make a video for their synth-damaged fantasia “Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever,” a song credited to fictional group I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E. (Yes, that acronym does stand… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2012 - 3:39 pm

Album Of The Week: Prince Rama Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World

It’s not like I’ve spent a vast chunk of my life thinking about Brooklyn deep-psych sister-act Prince Rama, but when I have thought of them, I haven’t always thought the nicest of things. At their inception, the Larson sisters always struck me as collegiate art-stoners who wore their Floridian Krishna-commune upbringings like cooler-than-you badges. That’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Prince Rama (Channeling Hyparxia) – “Welcome To The Now Age”

Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World, the forthcoming album from Brooklyn astral-rockers Prince Rama, has a fun and ridiculous concept: It’s the band channeling the 10 different bands who have the most popular songs during the apocalypse. We’ve already posted two radically different tracks, “So Destroyed” and “Those Who Live For LoveMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 26, 2012 - 2:00 pm

I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E. (Channeled By Prince Rama) – “Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever”

On their ridiculous new concept album Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World, Brooklyn raga-rock band Prince Rama channels 10 different, completely invented bands, all of whom supposedly died during the apocalypse. It’s a goofy and fun idea, and we’ve already heard their single “So Destroyed,” from fake band Rage Peace, which didn’t… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 27, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Rage Peace (Channelled By Prince Rama) – “So Destroyed” (Stereogum Premiere)

As the story goes… This band Rage Peace was huge on the eve of the apocalypse. They made a sort of incantory, tribal music with a cosmic boogie feel, which you can hear throughout their celebrated Top 10 hit “So Destroyed.” Since the world has withered and burned, Brooklyn-based shaman-pop troupe Prince Rama has take… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 10, 2012 - 10:50 am

Prince Rama Top Ten Hits Of The End Of The World Details

Over five releases, the raga-intoning, Hindu-mystic enthusiasts (and Stereogum40 alum) Prince Rama have honed a droning, modal sort of shambolic rock that hews toward the celebratory, incantory, shamanistic, etc. On their next album, the Brooklyn-based group promise an expanded palette of genre tags — “cosmic disco, motorcycle rock, new-wave grunge, tribal goth, Arabic pop, and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 31, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Prince Rama – “Summer Of Love” Video

Prince Rama stays within their aesthetic wheelhouse in the clip for Trust Now “Summer Of Love.” Check out the band-directed visual after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / December 16, 2011 - 4:21 pm

Stream Prince Rama Trust Now

We’ve cited Brooklyn psych rock warriors Prince Rama both as overlooked and also one of last year’s best new bands, and now here’s a stream of the outfit’s (now a duo consisting of sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson) sophomore LP Trust Now. Its easily their most fully formed release, as the sisters Larson reign the… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 28, 2011 - 4:01 pm

Prince Rama – “Rest In Peace”

“Rest In Peace” is a cavernous bit of psychedelia from Brooklyn crew Prince Rama’s second album for Paw Tracks Trust Now. More »

By: brandon / July 14, 2011 - 5:55 pm

The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010

There were more albums released in 2010 than could fit on all the lists released in 2010. (And there were many lists.) With that in mind, and certain ’10 records still ringing in our ears, we put our heads together and thought about some of last year’s favorites that, for some reason or other, didn’t… More »

By: Stereogum / January 13, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Prince Rama – “Lightening Fossil” Video

Brooklyn trio Prince Rama entered a psychedelic storm in the video for “Om Namo Shivaya,” one of three songs on Shadow Temple they adapted from a traditional Indian chant. If you remember their bio, sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson and their friend Michael Collins were living on a Hare Krishna commune/farm in Florida before attending… More »

By: brandon / December 16, 2010 - 10:39 am

Prince Rama – “Om Namo Shivaya” Video

We enter the eye of a psychedelic storm in the Adam Paradis-directed video for Stereogum40 crew Prince Rama’s “Om Namo Shivaya,” one of three songs on Shadow Temple they adapted from a traditional Indian chant. More »

By: brandon / September 20, 2010 - 10:28 am

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2010

With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

By: Stereogum / September 1, 2010 - 1:29 pm
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