August 20, 2019 2:11 pm
It’s a bittersweet day. Prince Rama has released new (and old) music, but sadly it is the last of its kind. After 10 years as a band, Prince Rama have decided it is time to say goodbye, and in epic fashion, by ritualistically burning all the band’s belongings and putting the ashes into their limited-edition 7″, Rage In Peace.
One night when I was feeling rather despondent I decided to sit down and have a long talk with the spirit of Prince Rama and asked how it wanted to die. The answer was clear; It would die with gusto! With enthusiasm! With joy! It wouldn’t just rest in peace… it would RRRRage!!
As an added bonus, their first three albums, Threshold Dances, Zetland, and Architecture of Utopia are now available for the first time digitally everywhere. While we hate to say goodbye, we wish Nimai nothing but peace and love in her journey outside of music, and are very excited to see what Taraka does beyond the Prince Rama moniker.
See Taraka this October at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, and read her full statement here.
February 2, 2017 12:17 pm
The Brooklyn-based duo Prince Rama just shared yet another mind-bending video, this time for their track “Fantasy,” taken from last-year’s Xtreme Now.
Along with the video, Rama also announced the launch of their new fashion line, “Xtreme Mess,” and their upcoming appearance in James Franco’s new movie, High School Lovers. Find all of the info you need via Stereogum.
A surrealist horror film directed by Matthew Hoffman and Taraka Larson.
Shot on Super 8mm and edited by Matthew Hoffman.
Fantasy. A dizzying, phantasmagoric wormhole to a space beyond time, an alternate world-line without past or future.
Fantasy. A full moon that never sets, the velvet fingers of a perpetual magic hour. Fantasy. A girl devoured by sheep, an infant being knighted. Fantasy. The Garden of Eden and Dante’s Inferno coming together as one. Fantasy. Hieronymous Bosch burning at the stake. Fantasy. The Color of Pomegranates, splattered with blood. Fantasy. A haunted paradise built on the echoes of ethereal violence. Fantasy. A supernatural ritual with no beginning or ending. Fantasy. The razor sword-edge separating light from darkness, life from death, god from monster, submerged in a mirror. Fantasy. The kingdom of heaven, ravaged by ghosts. Fantasy.
“Xtreme Mess” is the world’s first Now Age fashion line by Prince Rama’s Taraka Larson and Courtney Gamble of MessQueen. It is a 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.
There will be an “Xtreme Mess” launch party on March 30th at Brooklyn Boulders LIC, featuring a Prince Rama DJ set, vertical runway show, and discounted rock climbing for all attendees.
Thursday March 30, 6pm-9pm
Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge, 23-10 41st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
6pm – 7:30pm Rock climbing [discount code Prince Rama]
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Prince Rama DJ Set & special guests [free]
8:30 – 9pm: XTREME MESS Fashion Show [free]
Please RSVP by accepting invitation. More info to come!
HIGH SCHOOL LOVERS
Tune in to Lifetime this Saturday, February 4th at 8pm EST / 7pm CST and catch Prince Rama in James Franco’s new movie High School Lovers.
January 5, 2017 4:58 pm
We’re very excited to offer a very special and limited edition Prince Rama package. The bundle includes Takara Larson’s Xtreme Now manifesto book and Prince Rama’s newest LP, Xtreme Now. Only 10 copies are available so snag one while you can!
Taraka Larson’s Xtreme Now manifesto:
XTREME NOW is the latest bold new manifesto by Taraka Larson, pushing Prince Rama’s self-proclaimed philosophy of the Now Age further and exploring life as a continuous daring act of performance art. Premiering at the NY Art Book fair, it was written as a metaphysical treatise to accompany Prince Rama’s latest album, examining the phenomenon of extreme sports through the macro lens of history as well as prophesying a future of “speed art” that fuses extreme sports, time travel and the sublime. Part critical analysis, part science fiction, and part metaphysics, Xtreme Now outlines a future where energy drinks sponsor art museums and beauty is rated by speed, all the while seducing the attention back to a dizzying state of eternal presence— “A Now Age Book of the Dead”.
December 16, 2016 12:14 pm
For your weekend listening: Chrissy gave Prince Rama’s “Believe In Something Fun” the remix treatment. Give it a listen + catch Rama’s last couple shows of the year. Pittsburgh tonight!
December 16th – Pittsburgh, PA – Warhol Museum
December 31st – Ft. Worth, TX – Shipping + Receiving
September 20, 2016 11:30 am
“Xtreme Now is a bold foray into the unventured territory of the ‘extreme sports genre.’ Initially inspired by watching go-pro videos on mute and trying to create their own scores, Prince Rama has taken it a step further and asked various unknown daredevils to submit home-made extreme sports videos documenting themselves doing ‘extreme activities’ to songs off their new album. The results vary everywhere between skydiving to free skiing to extreme hula hooping…” they said.
Head over to The 405 and watch Prince Rama merge high fashion and extreme sports in a series of new videos featuring songs from their latest release, Xtreme Now.