Spend 4/20 with Prince Rama at Rough Trade NYC

April 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.