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 is only available during their current tour with Dan Deacon. Remember what I said about ironic camp? Look no farther than the cover art for “XO,” along with the fact that the song is released via “a download card that comes with an energy shot elixir!” (Punctuation not mine). Still, it’s hard not to get caught up in the dance-floor headiness and howling vocals. Listen below.

Here’s their spring tour dates with Dan Deacon, which begins tonight:
04/07 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
04/08 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
04/09 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
04/10 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
04/11 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/16 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
04/17 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
04/18 Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery
04/19 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theater
04/21 New Orleans, LA @ Republic
04/23 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
04/24 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
04/25 Dallas, TX @ Trees
04/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
04/29 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
05/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
05/02 San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar (without Dan Deacon)
05/05 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
05/06 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
05/07 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
05/08 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
05/09 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
05/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
05/12 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
05/13 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
05/14 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
05/15 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
05/16 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
05/17 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
05/19 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
05/20 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
05/21 Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
05/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
05/23 Boston, MA @ Brighton MusicHall
05/24 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace (without Dan Deacon)

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