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

Prince Rama as Rage Peace

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

Prince Rama as Rage Peace

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 taken it upon themselves to channel them, and the other nine bands that had Top 10 hits at the world’s end, on Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World, because as sonic archivists with an understanding of social and spiritual evolution, they understand that in times of rebirth it is important that we cultivate our aesthetic, as much as our genetic, links with the past.

I dunno, I’m charmed by this new concept album that Prince Rama is about to release — full details here — so pardon the indulgence up there.

That photo above is Prince Rama channelling Rage Peace on this forthcoming, Tim Koh-recorded, Scott Coburn-mixed, Paw Tracks-released LP, and this MP3 below is quite the same. Good song from a heady concept, here:

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

Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World is out 11/6 via Paw Tracks. Prince Rama’s hosting a single-release party tonight at Bushwick’s cosmiche-synth music-fixated Body Actualized yoga center, which may as well have been built for this band. Lots of aesthetic/pranic synergy going down there tonight: 143 Troutman St., Brooklyn, NY.

If that is too far, or too soon, there are more opportunities to catch them in the States:

8/11- Hudson, NY (Basilica Music Festival)
8/17- Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO Summer Friday)
9/23- Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent w/ Gang Gang Dance

And in Europe (with Paw Tracks-family Animal Collective):
11/01 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Vredenburg Leidsche rijn
11/03 – Srasbourg, France @ La Latiere
11/04 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
11/06 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
11/07 – Glasgow, Scotland @ ABC1
11/08 – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project
11/09 – Tourcoing, France @ Le Grand Mix
11/10 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
11/13 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
11/14 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Medis
11/15 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
11/16 – Lund, Sweden @ Mejerjet
11/18 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra
11/19 – Lausanne, Switzerland @ Les Docks
11/20 – Zurich, Switzerland @ X-Tra

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