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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 Brookly…
Caitlin White | April 7, 2015 - 1:17 pm
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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
Peter Helman | November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am
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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…
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
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2013 - 4:42 pm
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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 conjure…
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…
Liz Pelly | August 3, 2013 - 1:20 pm
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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…
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…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2012 - 3:39 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…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2012 - 2:00 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2012 - 3:16 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | August 10, 2012 - 10:50 am
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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…
Amrit Singh | July 31, 2012 - 3:42 pm
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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.
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…
Corban Goble | September 28, 2011 - 4:01 pm
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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.
brandon | July 14, 2011 - 5:55 pm
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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…
brandon | December 16, 2010 - 10:39 am
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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 song…
brandon | September 20, 2010 - 10:28 am
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