Prince Rama – Bahia

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Brooklyn’s sister psych duo Prince Rama began writing their forthcoming record, Xtreme Now while living on a black metal commune in Vȫrmsi, a remote island off the coast of Estonia. There, according to a press release, Taraka Larson had a near-death experience inside an ancient Viking ruin which sparked a recurring sense of time-schizophrenia — or the physical sensation of existing in multiple time periods simultaneously. Through this out-of-body experience, Taraka and her sister Nimai conceived of a futuristic, new adventure genre for their album they’re coining as “extreme sports.” Did we mention their journey was also fueled by Monster Energy drink?

Regardless of what you make of Taraka’s prophetic vision, there can be no doubt of the ensuing creativity that came of the duo’s exploits. With the help of acclaimed dance producer Alex Epton (Björk, Panda Bear, The Kills), the Larson sisters have created a fearless record that “celebrates the ephemerality of life, dancing just at the edge of death’s gilded smile.” The LP’s first single “Bahia” (below), recalls the Italo-disco beats of Giorgio Moroder with its emphatic flourishes and eminently danceable melodies.

Xtreme Now is out March 4 on DC label Carpark Records, accompanied by their record release show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. The following day they’ll be performing at Comet Ping Pong in the District, a seemingly perfect venue for their vision to come to life.

Prince Rama 2015 Tour Dates:

March 4th – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
March 5th – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
March 6th – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
March 9th Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
March 10th – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
March 11th – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover – Club One
March 12th – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
March 13th – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
March 22nd – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
March 24th – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
March 25th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
March 26th – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
March 29th – Los Angeles, CA – Resident
March 30th – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
April 1st – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
April 2nd – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
April 3rd – Seattle, WA – Barboza
April 7th – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
April 8th – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
April 11th – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
April 12th – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
April 13th – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
April 14th – Allston, MA – Great Scott
April 15th – Philadelphia, PA – Ortileb’s Lounge

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