Spend 4/20 with Prince Rama at Rough Trade NYCApril 20th, 2016
Sisters Taraka (vocals, guitar and keys) and Nimai Larson (drums and vocals) formed Prince Rama nine years ago, making tribal, lo-fi psychedelic dance pop—and getting discovered by Animal Collective’s Avey Tare in the process. The band has fluctuated between a duo and a trio, with the Larsons now joined by Ryan Sciaino (guitar and synths). Prince Rama (above, performing “Now Is the Time of Emotion” for the Wild Honey Pie) have gone a little less experimental on their most recent release, the extreme-sports-influenced Xtreme Now (stream it below). PopMatters calls it “fun, inventive and exciting in a way that independent music rarely is in 2016.” They keep it local to play Rough Trade NYC tonight. And Pictureplane opens the show.